National Geographic : 1949 Aug
© National Geographic Society 276 Kolialrohmes by It Anthony Stewart Closes His Eyes, Aims at the Bull's-eye, and Misses Not a Drop Relic of earlier days when glasses and cups were scarce on the road is the Catalan porron, still a popular drinking instrument in Andorra. This festive citizen, drinking his red wine at Meritxell, scorns to touch lips with glass spout. The photographer saw him pour the stream against his forehead, direct the flow mouthward. and gulp every drop. Below: young Andorra holds the foot-long, seven-pound key to the parliament building (opposite page). The President of France and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel are Andorra's joint sovereigns, but its people elect their own parliament every four years.