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The Divine & Nature: Cruceiro circa Major Square in Ourense, Galiza, Spain
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Posted By: Excalibor, 11-30-2019, 01:47 PM

Cruceiros, aka Stone Crosses, are a typical element in the Galician landscape: we set one of these in important crosspaths, squares, near homes, churches: everywhere, basically. They are culturally and geologically related to Breton stone crosses, as both lands, Armorica and Gallaecia, were Finis Terrae for the Romans (literally the End of the World).

They are usually centuries old, and due to being exposed to the weather and our famously rainy weather, many have the figures very worn-out and those less exposed to the sun have grown moss over them. That mix of stone and green is so typical in here that I find it almost like an identity mark on the Galician landscape, both natural and cultural.

More info about cruceiros in English (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvary_(sculpture)) and Galician (which is more complete: Cruceiro - Wikipedia, a enciclopedia libre).

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