Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Spanish Village

A photo taken from the AVE train on the way from Madrid to Barcelona showing one of the small villages on the way.
Sadly I dont know exactly where it was or what the village is called, but it looked so picturesque as we were passing and managed to take this photo as the train was speeding passed at about 280km per hr!
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Costa Brava - Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar is a small town on the Costa Brava, just like any other with hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants,
but Tossa has a very different part to the town hidden away by the castle walls.
The photo above shows just one of the tiny narrow streets which lie behind these walls...its just like stepping back in time!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Madrid - Atocha Train Station

The largest train station in Madrid is the Atocha Station and has been on this site since 1851.After a fire which destroyed the station in 1892 it was rebuilt in 1892. This was then re modernised a hundred years later in 1992, with shops, bars and moving walkways etc.
A tropical garden has been created at the centre of the station and is home to many large terrapins which can be seen at the base of the trees and plants.
The fast AVE train which travels at speeds of up to 300km links Madrid to Seville, Cordoba and Barcelona runs from Atocha.
For a great selection of places to stay with discount prices visit Madrid Hotels for more information.

Terrorist's brought havoc to the city of Madrid back in 2004 when 11 bombs were detonated, 3 of the bombs were on a train in the station. 180 people were sadly killed in the attack.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sight-seeing in Spain

Two ways by which to do your sight-seeing in Spain.
The traditional horse and carriage as above or the newer version of travel is the open top bus as seen below.
These buses are found in most cities in Spain and a ticket for this bus last for 24 hrs and you can get on and off the bus where ever you please.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Spanish Bulls

For many years now the unofficial symbol of Spain has been the black bull. So called the Osbourne bull because it was the Osbourne drinks company who used the black bull as their trade mark. These large bill board type adverts were placed high on the hillsides all over Spain with the company name wrote across them, and could be seen for miles around. In 1994 a new law was passed which meant the bulls could no longer carry the company logo. So in order for the bulls to keep their place on the hills they had to be painted all black and are now maintained by the Spanish government.

This photo was taken in Fuengirola....but who is the joker who painted white spots on it and turned it into a cow!
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Friday, April 11, 2008

Benalmadena - Paloma Park

Here is 'George' the gander a favorite of the locals who live near the park.
He is quite a character and seem's to boss the otherbirds about. He is seen here 'flexing his muscles' to all the other birds !
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Costa del Sol sun-rise.

Sun rise as seen from Torremolinos beach, who would have thought it could look like this!

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Friday, April 4, 2008

Girona - Cathedral

The grand entrance to the cathedral in the city of Girona in the province of Catalunia.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Granada - Alhambra

A view looking out from the Alhambra in Granada.
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