Wednesday, 30 October 2019
An echo from the past- abandoned village in sierra setting
There are no constant inhabitants of the village, they all moved out around 20 years ago to seek more profitable employment than the traditional agricultural work of sheep and goat herding, cheese making etc. However, the houses are well preserved and maintained, the owners and family coming back sometimes throughout the year, especially for the summer fiestas which revolve around the charming church of La virgen de la Asunción.
There is no café or bar or shop, just peace and the sound of the wind, stunning views and Griffon vultures soaring above the peaks.
A glimpse of the past but not the reality. It must have been a bustling little community once,with a school, a communal bread oven, animals in the fields and the corrals of the village, births and deaths and the lives lived in between. Now it's a really special sanctuary, charming and a little melancholy.