LES ARRIONDES (4)
So much for the main street, with its mixture of ancient and modern. How much of the old quarter of the town survives?
Sadly, not a great deal, and what does is dwarfed by recent constructions.
This little house is almost completely surrounded by tall blocks of flats, cutting out the direct sunlight for most of the day.
An urban wayside shrine.
At least the street has been pedestrianised, after a fashion. Was most of the urban centre once like this?
Here it is difficult to tell whether the buildings are genuinely old, or are recent reconstructions.
Uneasy companions literally rubbing shoulders, this time on the road which ascends to El Fitu and continues to the coast near Colunga.
The northern entrance to the town - view from the bridge over the Sella. The building on the left, with its lovely 'corredores', is a hotel.
View upstream from the bridge, towards the confluence of the Piloña (right) and Sella (left).