The sundial in the photo (above) adorns the Esglèsia de Sant Agustí in Felanitx. The sundial is not the oldest to be found in the town of Felanitx, but it certainly has one of the more appealing designs. The church forms part of the Convent de Sant Agustí but, to my knowledge the monastery is not active any longer. The Catholic church in Spain suffers from a severe lack of new blood and also, even more so, do monasteries and convents. Nuns can more easily be recruited from places like South America or Asia, I understand, but male novices seem harder to come by. Times are a-changing here in Spain at a faster rate than elsewhere, it would seem.
The photo was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: August 28th, 2010. The time was 11:20:02.
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