Second Café of Europe in Ourense

“Water, Pilgrimages and Spirituality” A history of hospitality trough the sources of Europe September 19th - From 16:00 P.M Liceo de Ourense


Presentation

Through a series of participatory round tables, debates and conferences, this international meeting wanted to explore our relationship with water, ancient element of cult but at the same time a tool for healing our mind and body. The Café of Europe acted as a prelude to Termatalia, the international fair of Thermal and Wellness Tourism that took place in Ourense between September 20-22 2013.

Topics

It was organized in three thematic sessions. Seakers from different places of Europe reviewed the history of thermalism during Antiquity, from the Middle Age until 21st century. The discussions also highlighted the presence of thermal cities within the great European pilgrimage ways; the ways of Santiago and Vía Francígea: Ourense is a step of the ways of Santiago de Compostela and a city that since Middle Ages has become a stopping-place for pilgrims walking the Portuguese and the Southeast Way (Silver Way). 

Partner

Termatalia is an International Fair of thermal tourism: annual international event dedicated to thermal tourism, thermalism, thalassotherapy and spa, for professionals and general public. With representatives from more than 20 countries, it is the link between Europe and Latin America.

http://www.termatalia.com

Tools and medias

This meeting has been filmed, broadcasted and recorded. The video is available on:



Photographic reportage


Photographic reportage made by Loiez Déniel. 

                                             


Loiez Déniel lives and works in Auvergne (and sometimes Istanbul). Video maker photographer artist, independent researcher in multimedia integration solutions and operational poetry, he is also president of the International Video Art Festival VIDEOFORMES.

Website: www.loiez.org

Pictures credits: EHTTA/Loïez Déniel 



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