May 5, 2016. Thursday
I continued my R and R in Leon this morning, taking advantage of a 12 noon checkout time and toured the Palace of the Guzmans. Again rich with history, it was built in 1560 and is in very good condition.
I will post just a few photos showing the Corinthian and Ionic columns and stained glass (which was added in the 1940’s) depicting castles, coat of arms, typical dress of the various regions and castles.
After the tour, it was time to head to the bus stop.On the way I had my favorite lunch – tortilla de patata and before you knew it I was getting off the bus in Villadangos Del Paramor. I felt that the bus dropped me off in the 1950’s “Last Picture Show.” It had such a lonely abandoned feeling about it, including the wind blowing little around.If ound my albergue and now the evening is young to rest, read,and/or prepare for tomorrow’s 18mile walk to Astorga (possibly in the rain).