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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

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

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

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    This church is next to the cathedral in the square

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    One of the streets leading off the cathedral square

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    and a religious article shop in it

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

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    The old fish market - now a municipal art exhibition centre

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

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    'The King of Ham'

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    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

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    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
    Colin,
    That is a very enjoyable set. You have a very nice way to do travel images and your words fit the images perfectly.
    Thanks.....shooter
     
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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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