The guardian of the bridge
A great monument deserves a great story. The longest bridge on the Camino is at Hospital D’Orbigo and the story involves a Knight in Armour, a fair damsel and a scrap for love!
Back in the middle ages some brave Knight smitten with love for the girl said he’d protect her virtue by challenging everyone who wanted to cross. Hundreds of challenges and fights later he’s still standing! Every year they re-enact the story. I think this bridge deserves a modern day guardian.
Brother Martin and I used to play Knights and warriors as kids and I have a great recent photo of him running me through with an invisible sword. Time for a Martin Mallett moment…