Oviedo, capital of my Province

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by angloasturian, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. angloasturian

    angloasturian Mu-43 Veteran

    This afternoon I accompanied one of my best friends to Oviedo as he had a meeting. It's the capital of Asturias (dating from 761 AD) and has a wonderful old part, mainly around the cathedral (started 13th century and added to until 16th). I wandered around taking photos of the old part (what memories - I spent my first three years in Oviedo - 1969 to 1972).
    Iconoindustries should enjoy this - he said he loved old stone castles etc.. No castles here but a cathedral and many beautiful old buildings.

    The Cathedral


    Oviedo is dotted with statues, mostly recent and bronze. I like some and quite dislike others. This one I love.


    It's called 'The Traveller' and, as you can see, has beautiful detail (the cases, and especially, the umbrella).


    This church is next to the cathedral in the square


    One of the streets leading off the cathedral square


    and a religious article shop in it




    This brass shell indicates that this street is on the 'Santiago Trail' (the famous pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia)


    The old fish market - now a municipal art exhibition centre


    which had an exhibition called 'First Ladies' and were photos by 'Medecins sans Frontiers' volunteers of women in the Third World. An example:


    'The King of Ham'


    This square ('El Fontan') is where the Sunday market is held. I hope to go there this weekend.

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  2. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    such beauty... thank you for sharing.
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    That is a very enjoyable set. You have a very nice way to do travel images and your words fit the images perfectly.
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  4. W.Ray

    W.Ray Mu-43 Rookie

    I was really enjoying the images of your wonderful town until "Rel Del Jamon". Now I'm hungry! Well, I guess I could visit the local Spanish restaurant for some tapas tomorrow.
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