Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Thursday, 19 September 2013
I came upon this relic in a gloomy corridor of our old hotel in Sevilla, and I can only think that it must be an energy-saving light-bulb that once belonged to St. Thomas of El Chorro. If only they had wired it up and turned it on, we might have been able to see it properly.
I first thought that 'El Chorro' meant 'The Gorge', as the mountainous area is famous for it's gorge, and the idiots who clamber around on a crumbling walkway that runs - intermittently - around it (look it up on You Tube for some of the most hair-raising footage you will ever see), but when I asked our friend who lives there, he told us it means 'The Drip'. He left it at that, so I have no idea how it got it's name, other than that the locals steal their water by tapping into a gigantic reservoir at the top of the highest peak, by simply sticking little pipes into the banks and running them down to their houses on the lower slopes.