As previously reported, I skipped out of Logrono on a bus to Burgos, my next planned port of call, mainly due to the festival induced hotel bed shortage. No such problem here, were I passed on the hotel directly above the bus station frontage and found somewhere across the river in the town centre just around the corner from a lovely tree lined walk with some large but tidy topiary (I love a nice bit of tope’).
Built between the early 13th and mid 16th centuries, Burgos cathedral is a lavishly encrusted Gothic structure full of Renaissance decoration and the usual paintings, altarpieces and treasures.
When trying to take in something this big and complex I find myself spending a lot of time looking at details, such as this wood inlay image from a seat in the choir:
And this little stone dog on a marble tomb effigy:
The interior is festooned with stone frills and has lace-like tracery over the central crossing:
The main facade is also pile of stone lace at the top:
And, possibly foolishly, this is what I chose for the Lego model, forgetting until I got there that I have no suitable parts for the Blackpool Tower -like pyramids at the top. Hence some rather desparate improvisation.