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Valencia 2015-16

Aranjuez, the summer palace of the Spanish royalty | Summer Palace Aranjuez, Spain

Aranjuez is just south of Madrid and home to the summer palace.  It was built in the second half of the 16th century under Phillip II.  The town was originally inhabited only by the court but now is a small… Continue Reading →

On the back road to Aranjuez- Torcas de Palancares | las torcas

December 6, 2016 We set off on our journey from Valencia to Aranjuez at 7am on Sunday.  The train route takes you west through massive fields of grapes dotted by the occasional and equally massive wine storage units jutting some… Continue Reading →

Alcoi and La Sarga, Spain with photos of the cave paintings (rare)

We rented a car Alcoi is a small town in the hills to the south of Valencia, Spain.  It is best know for the rock paintings in La Sarga, just 10 kilometers away, that date to 10-6000 BCE.  The Museo… Continue Reading →

Cáceres: you could shoot a medieval movie here and wouldn’t even have to remove the cars

Cáceres has an old walled town in its center.  Walk around and you are in the middle ages, given the buildings, the stone streets and total absence of cars.  There is a blend of Roman, Moorish, Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture,… Continue Reading →

Cuenca, Spain: City on a cliff

Cuenca, Spain: City on a cliff Cuenca is situated northwest of Valencia and southeast of Madrid, just an hour from either on the AVE, the fast train.  It is known for the houses perched on the cliffs and for the Júcar… Continue Reading →

¡Hola de Valencia! First drawing from Palau de la Musica | music drawings

We are back in our favorite winter quarters, where the sky is always blue and the winter temperatures moderate, the street life vibrant, the food fresh and varied, and the people warm and friendly.  It’s a place that brings smiles… Continue Reading →

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