We’ve been in Donastia (San Sebastian), for the past couple of days. It has a Belle Époque feel; walking along the beach promenade I could picture women with parasols and men wearing straw hats.
I had some truly delicious slow cooked pork pintxos (small dishes) at La Cuchera de San Telmo.
All signs are in Spanish and Basque and it does sound very different from anything else I’ve ever heard. Our hotel receptionist was patient enough to teach me a few phrases:
- Kaixo (kaysho) – hello
- Eskerrik asko (eskerry asko) – thank you
We took the funicular up to the high point.
Playa de la Concha
Traditional women’s wear – banned by the church for being too suggestive!
River Urumea – incredible tidal flow
The walk to the university takes about 20 minutes. Here’s what caught my eye this morning.
This riveting image is next to our apartment.
The clothes for children are absolutely gorgeous but they don’t look easy to wear.
A pensive statue in front of a library.
There are newsstands at most large intersections. People seem to still be reading newspapers.
This small head is all alone in the middle of the cathedral wall.
A mosaic near a parking garage.
Specialty meat and cheese store.
In addition to camping we are staying in a range of places on this trip.
Albergue in Huanaje
Pilgrim’s albergue in La Peza.
Fundalucia Guesthouse, Quentar
Abadia apartments, Granada. We went to the hotel and when they learned we were staying 4 nights they offered us the apartment for the same price!
Casa Grande in Baena
Hotel Zuhayra in Zuheros
Entrance to hotel in Cordoba; the Casa Patio De la Vega. A lovely spot in the heart of old town for about 30 a night.
The kitchen at the Casa.
Hospederia del Carmen in Castro Del Río
Spain is filled with churches. In this part of the country many started as mosques.
Grand Cathedral in Granada
Church at the Fortaleza, Alcalá la Real
In a small village near Moclin.
Almudena Cathedral, Madrid
San Jeronimo El Real, Madrid
The Santa Maria Cathedral, Toledo
Cathedral of our Lady of Assumption, previously The Grand Mosque, Córdoba
Compás de San Francisco, Córdoba