A further “rest” day in Merida. The irony is, that on a walking day, I walk for 5-6 hours, depending on the distance to the destination (plus exploring the destination). On my so-called “rest” day, I am on my feet for 9 hours or more (admittedly, without a backpack)!!
Managed to get to 9.30am Mass in the Basilica of St Eulalia. Then breakfast and blog. Then explore!
My first stop was the Museum of Roman Art, recommended to me by my brother, James (Thank you for the recommendation!). It certainly has a stunning array and quality of artefacts from the Roman era, pottery, statuary, glassware, ceramics, mosaics, household items, jewelry, coins, religious items, lamps, writing items, inscriptions, funerary items … I will let them speak for themselves:
Then I explored other parts of the city:
Have just enjoyed a bar in a bar while using their wifi to post this. Hope to attend Saturday Vigil Mass in the “Con-Cathedral”, apparently a lower status than a Cathedral, but I have never heard of it.
Will pray for family, relatives, colleagues and other friends.
Tomorrow I walk again. I have walked today, but around Merida. it will be good to walk again and put distance into the walking!