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The Plazas of Ponferrada

Ponferrada is about one-third the size of León and has about one-tenth as many bars and also about one-tenth as many tourists. We walked all over old town Leon and crossed perhaps twenty plazas but in Ponferrada we only visited … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Ponferrada?

Pilgrims who are following A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino Santiago by John Brierley while they travel along the Camino Frances in northern Spain start Stage 1 of their journey in St Jean Pied de Port on the French side … Continue reading

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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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Discovering León, Part Three: The Cathedral and its Plaza

Its official name is Catedral de Santa Maria de Regla de León. One of its nicknames is Pulchra Leonina. Another is House of Light. But almost everybody just calls it Catedral de León — the Cathedral of León. It sits … Continue reading

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MM 4-11 Wild

We have lived in our home overlooking Crow Canyon for the last 44 years. During that time several wild animals have visited our spacious backyard, mostly squirrels and raccoons with an occasional skunk. We even had a quick brown fox … 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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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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