viernes, 23 de julio de 2010

Vereda Real. Royal Creeks


The actual royal paths (royal creeks) were cattle trails that were covered by King Alfonso X "El Sabio" (in 1273). With royal regulation, was also forbidden to cut that commonly performed adjacent property owners through the movement of landmarks.
Although almost no longer used by the modernization of farming, still appear on maps. Curiously, the center of the city of Madrid, runs one of these trails, which, once a year, is used, as a claim, by shepherds and their livestock.
The pity is that what should have been a protected public area of-way, over the years, has become, illegally, on private property.

Here, a map of this Cañadas/Veredas Reales