I peer down the street in the village of Puente la Reina (Basque: Gares). It is lovely and rustic place, located near Pamplona in the Navarre region of Spain. To my right rises the large bell-tower of the Iglesia de Santiago el Mayor (Church of St James the Great). The church is a local beacon for those hiking the Camino de Santiago that runs through the center of town. Construction of the church began in the 12th century but the octagonal bell tower is late addition. Actually, at just two hundred years old the tower is practically modern.
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