The last residents of La Estrella

Today’s needull is about a mountain village in Spain where only two people live. Living in the hustle of a big city, even thinking about such a place where you are one of the only two residents brings about a feeling of peace in me.

“We were both born and raised in La Estrella,” she said. “At the time, this was a lively village: we had a school, two taverns, shops, a teacher, a priest, everything. We met at a dance in the  tavern and got married in the sanctuary. But then things deteriorated. Nobody could make a living from farming anymore; there were no jobs and people just left. It started in the 1950s, and by the ‘80s we were the only ones left.”

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