Just One Person From Around the World: La Coruña, Spain

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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!

The Shoemaker

And, here he is! Workin’ away! Surely, he is related to Breogán too! Probably!

The Shoemaker
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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


44 Comments Add yours

  1. Dr B says:

    That’s a good tale to go with your photos, I beat that guy even “sweats” leather! A couple of years back I got fully involved in tracing my ancestry and even had my dna tested. This showed my origins to be more Northern Europe, though possibly from the coast of Brittany too which is not surprising since my “near” ancestors were from Cornwall. Have you done any genealogy?

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    1. Dr B says:

      Bet not beat🤦‍♂️


    2. I only have 37,000 family members in my genealogy research! I’ve done family history for years! Traced my GGrandmother’s family to Switzerland (from 1600’s) and have birth records from way, way, way, way back! MY DNA says I’m 50% Scottish/Irish, the Scots traveling to Northern Ireland and living a long time, and then arriving in US by the 1700’s. The rest of me is close to 40% English and then a tad of French thrown in for good measure! And that tiniest of Spanish too! I have loads of stuff on all my families! AND STORIES!

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      1. I’m part Scots/Irish too which drew me to Scotland in 2019 and would return in a heartbeat! 🙂


      2. I’ve only been to Edinburgh and surrounding communities……loved it too!

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      3. We flew into Glasgow/out of Edinburgh and mostly toured the western side and Geo tour. Absolutely loved the stunning countryside…probably more than the cities but would return either way. Let’s hope for being able to travel again soon!


      4. You truly get the feel for Scotland when driving on those itsy bitsy roads!

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      5. I could listen to their accent all day 🙂 and when the static in the world seems too much, I recall seeing a lone house sheltered at the base of one of those majestic mountains and long for the serenity amidst the rugged beauty… Truly, Scotland runs deep in my veins.


      6. Oh yes, I can picture it!

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      7. I should post the photo I have of my GGGrandfather who came from Northern Ireland (before that Scotland) He was a Protestant Minister, escaping religious persecution, but boy oh boy, did he look mean!

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      8. Who knows? We may be related… 🙂 But, then again, we are all from One…


  2. restlessjo says:

    A bit of history and a man enjoying his work. Can’t beat it 🙂 🙂

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  3. tgeriatrix says:

    I saw Breogàn, but not the shoemaker! Here is my person:
    I love your badge but unfortunately can’t copy it.

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    1. OH, I can just hear him this morning!

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    2. I’ll have my hubby try to copy it to see if it loads right. Did you try the small one on the individual posts or the big one on the website?

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      1. tgeriatrix says:

        I tried both. The small one is saved as webp, I knew this doesn’t work. I tried “showing the grafic” and it saved in jpg. Hurrah! But I couldn’t open it 😩


  4. margaret21 says:

    This is so interesting. And I love your typo – I hope it’s a typo! ‘tiny tiny shoes and scandals …’. And thanks for highlighting my two posts too. Here’s another about India: https://margaret21.com/2021/02/24/the-elephants-i-met-in-india/. I’m off to read everybody else’s entries now. Such a fun challenge!

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    1. Margaret, every week I can’t wait to see your adventure! I’m going places I never thought possible! Well done!


    2. Margaret I changed the typo! Thanks for telling me! We couldn’t have a scandal so early in the day, now could we? Ha Ha!

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      1. margaret21 says:

        Oh, some typos are there to make us happy!

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    1. Now, doesn’t she just look like the nicest lady? And very happy too!

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      1. Sue says:



    1. That’s a huge chunk of snow for a snowball!


  5. Photographing artisans at work is always fun

    Here’s my person for the week: https://blackbodyblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/on-foot-and-in-a-hurry/


    1. This certainly is relatable to just about everyone in the world! Thank you for sharing this great photo!

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  6. Toonsarah says:

    This is really interesting for me. When I had my DNA done it showed a fair percentage from the Iberian Peninsula and I wasn’t sure why. But I did know I had Irish blood (my great grandmother was from there) so maybe that’s the reason for the Iberian bit too?

    Thank you for featuring my post from last week. Here is this week’s: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/meeting-a-survivor-of-s-21-tuol-sleng/ I’m sorry it’s not a fun read exactly, but this is a person who’s story I really wanted to share.


    1. Toonsarah says:

      Aagh, should be ‘whose story’ and no way to change/edit my comment!


    2. OH MY! What a story! And one that I think needs to be shared! I don’t know if I would ever be able to go back to that prison had I or my family been there…..Chum Mey is looking good now, which is a miracle in itself! I think we need to be wary of our world today……this won’t be the last time this happens I fear! People want POWER over us!


  7. maristravels says:

    I’m sure my Irish family don’t know this story so I’ve forwarded them a link to your blog. Very interesting.
    PS Loved the shoemaker (zapatero in Spanish).

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  8. I like seeing people enjoying their work and actually making something as well.


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  9. He looks happy in his work. I can just about smell the leather!


  10. lolaWi says:

    very interesting. my first contribution: https://lolawi.blog/2021/02/25/in-prayer/


    1. Isn’t this a powerful photo? I think so! Thank you for joining us!


  11. SandyL says:

    I didn’t know about that bit of folklore. It’s interesting what those DNA studies turn up – it must be grand to find a connection with history 🙂
    The shoemaker looks jus tlike his picture. It’s a perfect shot of a man in his element!

    My contribution for this week is a bit further but like yours, it’s a man in his working domain


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    1. Oh, Sandy what a wonderful post! Aren’t markets the best thing ever for people watching? I think so……you really get the life of the village! That barber chair, no telling how old it is……I bet it was passed through the family, don’t you? Every week I can’t wait to read all the posts and see the photos! I didn’t know about that paste either………very interesting….and you’re right, that child looked like she had had that done more than once and didn’t like it!

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