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Huesca y Pirineos 2009 : With Cristina visiting us from the States, we all went to Saravillo in Huesca province (Including the 'Abuelos' who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversayr while there!)

Huesca y Pirineos 2009

BruceBundy

With Cristina visiting us from the States, we all went to Saravillo in ...

Updated: Feb 20, 2010 10:06am PST

Canarias : Islas Canarias, aquí algunas fotos que hice en mi viaje final de carrera a Tenerife (corría el año 97), y otras de Gran Canaria, Lanzarote y Fuerteventura.

Canarias

imagenesdelatierra

Islas Canarias, aquí algunas fotos que hice en mi viaje final de carr ...

Updated: Feb 19, 2010 1:03pm PST

Ronda : According to legend, one day shortly after the year 1700, a nobleman was upended by a bull’s charge and lay pinned on the ground under his mount, helpless before the horns of the onrushing bull. Suddenly, one of the village poor, watching the spectacle, leaped into the ring and, using his flat-brimmed Andalusian hat as a lure, distracted the bull, leading him clear of the helpless nobleman. Then, to the astonishment and delight of the other onlookers, he continued to wave and manipulate his hat, teasing the bull, allowing him to rush past his body again and again. The intrepid stranger was Francisco Romero, a carpenter’s assistant, and he went on to introduce the <I>muleta</I>, lay down rules, and become the father of bullfighting. <b>Mordecai Richler</b>, <I>Images of Spain</I>

Ronda

ChakKee

According to legend, one day shortly after the year 1700, a nobleman w ...

Updated: Jan 26, 2010 4:43am PST

Madrid : It is known simply as Room XII and has no equal in other museums. Many travelers who schedule their trips so as to see the Prado come only to see this room. It contains twenty-six paintings by Velazquez, works so varied and magnificent that of themselves they comprise a museum. <b> James A. Michener</b>, <I>Iberia</I>

Madrid

ChakKee

It is known simply as Room XII and has no equal in other museums. Many ...

Updated: Jan 26, 2010 3:35am PST

Toledo : Caught shimmering in the sun on that rocky ridge that rises over the Tagus, Toledo is, quite simply, one of the most splendid sights in Europe. Within the city gates, its steep and narrow streets, buildings in the Gothic, “Mudejar”, Renaissance, and Baroque style, is a distillation of Arab, Jewish, and Christian history. Toledo remains, I suppose, the essence of Spain, turbulent Spain, from the time of the Visigoths kings, through the Moorish conquest and the Inquisition, to the civil war itself, when the massive Alcazar, dominating the city, destroyed and rebuilt so many times, was the scene of a famous siege, one of the legends of the war.  <b>Mordecai Richler</b>, <I>Images of Spain</I>

Toledo

ChakKee

Caught shimmering in the sun on that rocky ridge that rises over the T ...

Updated: Jan 25, 2010 6:44pm PST

Cordoba : Cordoba, where the Emirs from the Damascus Caliphate established themselves as early as 719, building a mosque, a forest of pillars, the arches extending apparently endlessly in all directions. Cordoba, where Columbus finally obtained Queen Isabella’s commission for his voyage of discovery. <b>Mordecai Richler</b>, <I>Images of Spain</I>

Cordoba

ChakKee

Cordoba, where the Emirs from the Damascus Caliphate established thems ...

Updated: Jan 25, 2010 10:33am PST

Malaga : <i>Malaguena salerosa
Besar tus labios quisiera
Besar tus labios quisiera.
Malaguena salerosa
Y decirte nina hermosa.</i>

Malaga

ChakKee

Malaguena salerosa Besar tus labios quisiera Besar tus labios quisie ...

Updated: Jan 25, 2010 8:08am PST

Chinchon : <i>  The Parador of Chinchon is in the buildings of the former monastery of St. Mary of Paradise. This function ceased with the dissolution of the monasteries and the building was used as a prison before coming a courthouse. The Parador forms part of the famous "Plaza Mayor", the large square which is closed on Saturdays in summer to hold bull fight. The spectators watch from the galleries that surround the square.</i> <b>Paradores of Spain</b>

Chinchon

ChakKee

The Parador of Chinchon is in the buildings of the former monastery ...

Updated: Jan 25, 2010 7:03am PST

Aranjuez : <i>Aranjuez,
Hoy las hojas secas sin color
Que barre el viento
Son recuerdos del romance que una vez
Juntos empezamos tu y yo
Y sin razón olvidamos  </i>

Aranjuez

ChakKee

Aranjuez, Hoy las hojas secas sin color Que barre el viento Son rec ...

Updated: Jan 25, 2010 5:39am PST

Jaen : <i>The views as the road climbs to the Parador over the city of Jaen and the Andalusia countryside are marvelous with the ultimate panorama at the top from the Parador.</i> <b>Parador Website</b>

Jaen

ChakKee

The views as the road climbs to the Parador over the city of Jaen and ...

Updated: Jan 25, 2010 5:02am PST