Monday, March 23, 2015

Avila, rising above its plains, city and World Heritage site












mapa de avila


Sunday 22 March 2015

Still drizzly
10 degrees

Quiet day so just walked the dog around the lake together, OH threw stones at the cormorants and we were passed, many times, by lady joggers who were very well turned out indeed for that time in the morning, and on a Sunday.

Looking through my old photos, I come across those taken in 2011 when we had a late autumn trip to the city of Avila in Castile and Leon.  The rain in Spain is mainly, in actuality, on the coast.  In the vast central plains of Spain, it is inferno o invierno (an inferno or winter). The walled city of Avila stands high above its surrounded plains and the land had been burned dry of vegetation and resembled the hump backs of so many camels.  The citizens protected themselves by great walls, constructed between the 11th and 14th centuries.  It is a World Heritage site and a privilege to see.  Here are my photos





Medieval John Cleese


            

   

Wedding models in town square

A little challenge for you - look closely at the photos and see if you can spot the annoying tourist....