After reviewing the blog, I was surprised to confirm that I hadn´t posted any pictures of this building yet. Nowadays it has some uses different than the religious ones. And in its central courtyard is where concerts like yesterday´s picture were held.
Platero is a little donkey, main character of Platero y yo (Spanish for Platero and I), one of Juan Ramón Jiménez's most popular works.
Platero ("silvery") is described in the lyric prose of the book as a "small donkey, a soft, hairy donkey: so soft to the touch that he might be said to be made of cotton, with no bones. Only the jet mirrors of his eyes are hard like two black crystal scarabs." The little donkey remains a symbol of tenderness, purity and naivete, and is used by the author as a means of reflection about the simple joys of life, memories, and description of characters and their ways of life.
This is the statue that the nearby town of La Cisterniga dedicated to Juan Ramón Jiménez on the 125th anniversary of his birth and the 50th of his Literature Nobel Prize.
The race has had two trials of long-distance swimming along the river Pisuerga, 2,000 and 5,000 meters. In the largest of them, swimmers have gone through five of the most iconic bridges in Valladolid.