In the city of Piera, Spain, local artist Julio M. Merino has erected an elaborate temple that exemplifies the ornate beauty of elaborate and baroque architectural techniques.
There’s architecture, and there are temples. And then there are temples that seem to be exult the glory of architecture as much as they do spirituality. Merino’s delicate yet grandiose temple in Piera accomplishes both of these things in semi-minuature scale, with a structure small enough to be viewed in its entirity from a few feet away, yet large and elaborate enough to be entered and explored from inside and out.
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Barnacles, Bluffs, and Brine: A Galician Seafood Pilgrimage
On this week-long seafood pilgrimage, we’ll delve deep into the world of barnacle hunters, oyster fisherman, lobster trap builders, razor clam-diggers, and net menders, along with the local chefs who are harnessing the incredible offerings of their coast, transforming Galician cuisine into something new and exciting.