This is Vilafames.
They had a showing of old traditions, a lot of people were outside dressed up making food, some of the houses where open for you to see old kitchens, old schools with books dating 1900, pharmacies, butcheries etc.
There was a lot to see but there was music on the streets and people walking up to a small castle, on top of the town.
We walked down the alleys which I truly adore,they are so inviting, make you want to go get lost..
Still heading up the castle we found this.. pretty clear..go up and up..
When we got to the ruins the first thing I did was walk into this tower, and look out one of the windows..
This is what I found..
Inside this place reminded me of conversations with a friend of mine about spots filled with energy, it makes you wish you could have a peek of this place years and years ago.
Coming back down, I found this garden and got in for a closer look. (((It was open, so I figured I could go in, please don’t think I break into other people’s houses to sniff on their flowers, take photos and and run haha!)))
Three ladies were here knitting, doing embroidery and this is when my jaw dropped, making some lace..
This lady right here was the highlight of my day, I stared and smiled and asked 1000 questions and went back to the time I asked my little weaving teachers about their work.
She was kind enough to explain about the patterns, and what amazed me the most is that these threads are regular threads, she just knots and knots and I stand there having no idea how she keeps track, she laughed and told me it was years of practice and then stopped to show me some of the other things she had made, including the black lace she was wearing.
Her granddaughter made bracelets, still so intricate, I just enjoy complimenting others on their handmade work, it is truly admirable how they keep the traditions alive.
After talking with her for a little while I told her that I made jewelry, and she pulled out a cookie box, inside there where some bracelets and she said they where made with silver wire..silver thread I thought.. and she handed it out to me and it was indeed the thinnest wire I have ever seen, she even mentioned someone makes this wire for her in a specific size so she can make it lace like this, again I have made thin, thin wire, but this one was the thinnest! and in person this bracelet was sturdy,really shiny and delicate.
All and all a nice day, came back home with a ball of goat cheese from that area, happy for a little trip, ready to relax and enjoy the rest of the afternoon.