Monthly Archives: July 2017

Lia’s Favorite Ponferrada Photo

I was processing my photos of Ponferrada the other day with Adobe Lightroom when Lia, my nine-year-old granddaughter who is about to enter the fourth grade, came in and asked me what I was doing. So I showed her a … Continue reading

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The Day We Left León

We woke up that day and saw that we had plenty of time to make our afternoon train. We had a nice, leisurely breakfast at the hotel and noted that we still had plenty of time. We then packed our … Continue reading

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MM 4-14 Roundabout Art in Ponferrada

We left León on our journey along the Camino Frances in northern Spain last Spring and traveled by train to Ponferrada, a charming little city nestled in the Bierzo hills of the province of León. Our hotel was on the … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino through León’s Old Town

They come from all over the world to spend a month or two walking across northern Spain. Last year there were more than 300,000 of them. The Spanish word for a male pilgrim is peregrino. And they call female pilgrims … Continue reading

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MM 4-13 León Cathedral’s South Facade

I have another photo of the León Cathedral to show you for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. This one features the cathedral’s south facade with its rose window and was taken from behind a planter in the Plaza de Regla.

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Discovering León, Part Seven: The Food is Free in León!

Well, it’s all free if you only eat tapas. And we soon found out that there were about a hundred tapas bars within six blocks south and west of our hotel. You order a drink and you are served a … Continue reading

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Discovering León, Part Six: More Stained Glass Windows

The León Cathedral possesses some of the finest stained glass windows in the world. I have shown some of these windows in the last few postings. Here are ten more photos of this beautiful art:

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Discovering León, Part Five: Inside the León Cathedral

León’s Cathedral is the finest example of French Gothic architecture in all of Spain. Most of the church was built between 1255 and 1302. The cloister and north tower were added later in the 14th century and the south tower … Continue reading

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MM 4-12 Chapel in León Cathedral

For this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge I have chosen this photo of the chapel in the León Cathedral called Capilla de Santiago o de la Virgen del Camino (The chapel of St James or the Virgin of the Camino). The … Continue reading

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Discovering León, Part Four: The Cathedral’s Cloister

We walked to the Cathedral early Sunday afternoon but it was closed. So I took some pictures of the west and south facades and then we walked on to see other León landmarks. But we returned to the Cathedral shortly … Continue reading

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