I always tought it is such a cliche.
The flamenco dresses , beautifull dark haired
girls...colorfull , flamboyant....
It is not! Spanish girls have got a lot of flair.
They dare to be colorfull , elegant.
It is quit a feast for the eye to see them
at festive activities. This picture is taken
after the wedding service.
I loved to see them.
Saturday seemed to be the day
to get married. In every chuch we walked in
we saw at least one wedding. ;-)
During the afternoon when everybody hides
in twon we were relaxing in the parc
'campo grande'. After the church that is the
next stop. I saw this bossy woman in a
turkois costume telling the newlyweds
how to pose and a young guy dragging this
huge middleaged camera with him...
I asumed the lady was the mother in law.
But no , she was the photographer...
It took her ages to get the picture..
A little wind blew some drops on the couple...
That was when I took the picture ,
with my fast digital camera'
What do you think?
I've seen it before in Spain ,
but it still looks weird. You don't see it
in the north of Europe.
An anonymous castellano made this
statue of Jezus with real hair.
It looks really weird to me.
Can be seen in the little but nice
museum of the cathedral.
When you have a drink in one of the bars
or outside on the terraces you will often
be offered a free tapas.
"tapas' is a little snack and can be
everything. Amixture of ognions and gherkins,
a tomato with and ansjovy , a little toast with
baked egg... everything is possible.
And the strange thing is , we found all the
prices quit cheap. Is it because this city
escapes mass tourisme?
before putting his hand in this thing.
No , it isn't the postman who should think ,
this is the letterbox at the main post office
to send letters around Spain.
I think it is fantastic to do it this way.
The postoffice can be found on the
If you need stamps keep in mind they
also close in the afternoon and open
in the evening.
The last week of April and until the second of
mai there was this sand sculpture festival
going on. It appears to be a tradition.
Very nice in the evening to see the artists at
work on the 'Plaza Mayor'.
The sculptures also gets lighted...and a
whole crowd parades by.
The local fest in Valladolid is the week of 8th. September.
Lots of concerts, parties, cinema, theatre, dancing, eating, etc... and a loooot of wine (in and out as you can see in the picture...)!!!!!
But the most important a lot a lot a lot of fun!!!
If you are in Spain that week, try to come!!!
They are birds that strictly follow their customs... They come back every year around "San Blas" day (3 February).
You can see them in many church towers. This nest is on one of the cathedral's walls.
In December and January you can go Ice skating on the Plaza Mayor. Infront of the beautifull city hall, especially at night when all the lights are on its a very special expierience.
On Sunday afternoon all the ladies of Valladolid, where walking along the Paseo de Zorilla dressed in a fur coat. I've never seen so many fur coats in my life.
valladolid is the birthplace of the adorable INES SASTRE,for those who worship her;picture by Troy Word