Friday, January 27, 2012

In Fair Girona...

The little medieval town of Girona, just two hours north of Barcelona, is dotted with public fountains where locals and visitors alike come to fill their bottles or buckets with fresh spring water.  Stumbling upon one of these gargoyle visages while walking the ancient walls or green creek beds that run through the city is like finding hidden treasure and, having spent the last week watching Spanish director Guillermo Del Torro's horror films, I half expected spirits to come pouring out of their mouths when we pulled out the corks that stemmed the flow.

The combination of Girona's narrrow streets, steep stairways, and magic fountains seemed to echo the mountaintop city of Chefchaouen and had me daydreaming about Morrocco.