Church in Luanco

angloasturian

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Luanco is a small and very picturesque fishing village just down the coast - and has this lovely church right by the sea. The cloisters down each side are typical of churches in this region - probably because it rains a lot. The sculpture (bronze) is called 'Plañideras' which means 'Hired Mourners' and harks back to the time when rich families paid a group of women to weep and moan at the funeral of one of their members. This was common in the Middle ages and, apparently, goes as far back as Ancient Egypt.
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