Author: Thom

Camino Photo of the Day: Choir Book

The Cathedral museum in Astorga contains a number of these antiphonaries and psalters. Since the whole choir had to share one book, you can bet the text size was tending towards largish. In fact, this particular bookstand is taller than…

Camino Photo of the Day: Cathedra

The reason that “cathedrals” are called what they are is that this is the home of a bishop, and more specifically a bishop’s throne, called a cathedra. A cathedral is just the building that houses the cathedra. This particular one…

Camino Photo of the Day: the High Altar

The retablo mayor de la catedral de Astorga was designed and built in the latter half of the 16th century by a major figure of the Spanish renaissance, painter and sculptor Gaspar Becerra. In its time, this stunning polychrome retablo…