Author Archives: crowcanyonjournal

About crowcanyonjournal

I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.

MM 4-10 The Naked Giant of León

We spent a few days in León, Spain last month and we were walking back to our hotel after visiting the San Marcos Parador one day when we reached the Plaza de Santo Domingo and passed this naked giant sitting … Continue reading

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Discovering León, Part Two: A Walking Tour of the City’s Historic Old Town

We stayed at the NH Plaza Major Hotel during our three-day visit to León and our walking tour starts from there. Along the way we will stop and stare at the four most impressive works of architecture that the city … Continue reading

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Discovering León, Part One: Nothing but the Facts

We left our house in Castro Valley, California at 6am on Friday, May 19th and arrived in León, Spain around 5pm on Saturday, May 20th — three car rides, two air flights and one train ride later. We already knew … Continue reading

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MM 4-09 Looking Up at the World Trade Center

After our trip to Spain and Portugal last month we flew to New York City and stayed there for four days before flying the rest of the way home. We walked around the city a lot and one day visited … Continue reading

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More photos of the Dom Luis I Bridge in Porto

I made a mistake in describing the photo I took for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge (see here). My memory tricked me. I thought this was the photo I took after exiting the funicular one day to spend the afternoon … Continue reading

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MM 4-08 Walking along the Douro River

After our nine-day journey along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain we took a bus to Porto, Portugal and spent another three days there. One day we took the three-minute ride on the Funicular dos Guindais down … Continue reading

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Why we went to Spain, Portugal and New York: An Overview of Our 2017 Vacation

My sisters Betty and Marie are avid walkers and when they heard that my wife and I were interested in visiting the Camino de Santiago de Compostela this year they expressed an interest in joining us. But when they realized … Continue reading

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