Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World!
I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are trying to make a living…….keep their kids educated and basically just take care of their families, without an agenda. Me too. I think there is more of us…. Just trying to live our lives….. So, I would like to take the time to focus on one person a week to bring us together, to celebrate ordinary folks. We are trying to live our lives under extraordinary circumstances…..
Feel free to join Just One Person From Around the World by creating your own post and then share your link in the comments. I hope this will bring us all together and reveal how connected we are…………even though we are each in our own little world!
I’m starting with the monument to Breogán in La Coruña , Spain, today!
Breogán is a character from the medieval Christian history of Ireland. The Gaels wandered the earth for 440 years until they sailed to Iberia. Breogán founded a city he called Brigantia and built a great tower, a place to watch out over the water. On a clear winter’s evening, his son, Íth, was gazing out in all four directions and thought he saw a solitary island sitting in a mist. He and his nine brothers set out to find the island, but were attacked by a local group of nobleman and Íth was killed. His body was returned to Brigantia and his family set out for revenge. They found the killers and went on to the island, taking it from the Irish pagan gods, and called it Ireland, settling there for good. Now this makes a nice story, and is considered myth, however, a genetic study conducted in 2006 at Oxford University concluded that the majority of people in the British Isles are descended from neolithic farmers coming from the coastal northern regions of Spain. This also showed up in my DNA study and I wondered how in the world I had any Spanish ancestry! So I must be related to Breogán!
Breogán has his very own monument in La Coruña, Spain, looking across the sea! You can see the Lookout Tower behind him too………
Going into the city of La Coruña, this window is what drew me into the shoemaker’s shop………look at those tiny, tiny, tiny shoes and sandals on the top shelf in the window!
And, here he is! Workin’ away! Surely, he is related to Breogán too! Probably!
I am enjoying pouring over my photos to find us everyday folks! Won’t you join in? To see how all this started look at Just One Person From Around the World!
Here are the Contributors from last week! If I missed anyone, please let me know! These were awesome and you won’t want to miss a one! The stories along with the photos are priceless!
At an Indian Market ……………..Margaret21
Looking for Pineapple? Geriatri’X’Fotogallery
Carnival Collage, Oh my! Geriatri’X’Fotogallery
Sarah is introducing Leo! TravelWithMe
Sue is providing the entertainment this week……WordsVisual
Bushboy is blowing smoke our way!
Mari brings Spain to Peru!…………Mari’sTravelWithHerCamera
IJKhanewala has us on the edge of the seat….BlackBody
And Aletta is juggling today! NowAtHome
Dr B is taking us to the canals……..BuddaWalksIntoaWineBar
Sandy is taking us to Thailand……….The Sandy Chronicles
Cee is taking us to the garden center……...CeesPhotography
Margaret 21 takes us for a ride in India!…………….FromPyrennestoPennines