Wednesday, March 28, 2012

 

Lugo answer

The combination of a week’s holiday, lots of work to catch up on, and a few other things have delayed the answer to the last of my questions. Here however is the response that I was looking for:

To keep life simple (for me) an example of the answer is “visible” on this page galiciaguide.com/Lugo-plaza-06.html.

But to sum up there are a series of stone plaques, each representing a famous individual in Galician history or culture. These plaques line one side of the plaza in Lugo old town and, if I recall, most of those remembered are connected with literature. (I am happy to be corrected on this last fact if it is not correct).

On another note, Lugo city is well worth a visit, however the wikipedia description of a complete “Roman wall” is rubbish, nearly all of the wall is medieval with just some small sections being Roman (An inspection of the construction makes this identification fairly straightforward. Interesting that the wikipedia description is “word for word” the original description I supplied on the aforementioned site (since modified).

You need to go to a location in the north west of England to see the only remaining fully intact Roman city wall. (And it is not at York in the north east.)

This weeks question:
(I hope that I can still remember the answer to this one) What is the name of the wooden floating platforms frequently seen in the rias of Galicia and what are they for?

If you look at places like Muros the areas adjacent to the harbour are full of them.

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