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Spain 2017
May 26 - June 11




Sevilla - Carmona - Osuna - Alomodvar del Rio - Cordoba - Ronda -
Zahara de la Sierra - Arcos de la Frontera - Vejer de la Frontera - Cadiz - Sevilla



Sevilla, May 26



Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)



Giralda tower and Cathedral
The tower is originally built as a minaret during the Moorish period



flamenco



Triana district on the other side of the river



view from Torre del Oro



Plaza de Toros (bull filghting arena)



Tapas from La Antigua Abaceria







Plaza de España











nachos for Johan



paella for Weiwei







The Alcázar royal palace























baños doña Maria de Padilla









city of elegantly dressed people







The small terrace of our apartment



procession in Triana







May 28, Camora parador hotel





bull fighting arena of Osuna









the arena of Osuna is a location in The Games of Thrones
(She is a big fan)





lunch in Osuna



The castle of Almodovar del Rio (near Cordoba)





we climbed all towers





small dinner in our (Airbnb) apartment in Cordoba



Mezquita Mosque-Catedral of Cordoba

A Mosque during the Muslim period starting from 786
Catholic temple from 1146 on











Cordoba





lunch with typical Cordoban food at Plaza de la Corredera





Puente Romano





Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos



Statues of the monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand
with Columbus as he prepared to take his first voyage to the Americas.





picnic lunch
Nissan Qashqai rental car



Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería, Ronda







Ronda











Chinese restaurant Hola in Ronda
today is the Dragon Boat Festival



smurfs from my childhood visiting the blue village Juzcar











Puerta de Almocábar, south entrance of Ronda



Puente Nuevo





dance class



June 1, Zahara de la Sierra



Arcos de la Frontera







ordering cakes from Convento de la Encarnación





(All the sweets are elaborated with our hands)



Vejer de la Frontera



















hiking along the coast, starting in Los Caños de Meca



Torre Tavira
in
Cadiz











The Camera Obscura of Torre Tavira
projects an image on a white concave horizontal screen, like on a table,
which is situated in the centre of completely darkened, black painted room.







Castillo de San Sebastián, Cadiz



Hotel Oromana in Alcalá de Guadaíra



Weiwei goes back to Holland, June 3



I travel to the South-East of Spain



Castle and Parador hotel of Jaén







Jaen is World Capital of Olive Oil
because it is the biggest producer of the oil



Regañas, Andalusian flatbread





olives...







Embalse de Negratin





Ojo de la heredad, at cerro Jabalcón
(ojo = eye, cerro = mountain)



Emblase de la Bolera





hiking to Atalaya del Infante Don Enrique



Cazorla







June 5, first part of La Ruta Don Quijote

Castillo de Calatrava la Nueva - San Carlos del Valle - Villanueva de los Infantes -
Alcaraz - Ruidera - Castillo Peñarroya - Argamasilla de Alba



Castillo de Calatrava la Nueva y Sacro Convento







Part one (464 pages) and two (503 pages)



books I have used for planning the trip



Man of La Mancha, musical movie (1972) with Peter O'Toole and Sophia Loren

Lost in La Manch, documentary (2002) about Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt
to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote



Spanish comic edition, bought in Aranjuez



Plaza Mayor of San Carlos del Valle





Plaza Mayor of Villanueva de los Infantes





Alcaraz





Lagunas de Ruidera



Castillo Peñarroya



Plaza Alonso Quijano, Argamasilla de Alba
Alonso Quijano is the personal name of the famous fictional hidalgo or
knight better known as Don Quijote, the leading character of the novel Don
Quijote de la Mancha, written by Miguel de Cervantes.



At the other side of the square is a statue of Cervantes





Museo Casa De Medrano (unfortunately closed on Monday).
The Medrano Cave can be found here, where Cervantes was held prisoner.
Legend has it that he started to write the adventures of Don Quixote here.





Jun 6, second day of La Ruta Don Quijote
Belmonte - Mota del Cuervo - El Toboso - Campo de Criptana - Alcázar de San
Juan - Puerto Lápice - Consuegra - Tembleque - Castillo Almonacid de Toledo



Belmonte castle, location for the battle with the knights of the mirrors



Mota del Cuervo (seven windmills)







Dulcinea House-Museum in El Toboso
Home to Quixote’s idealised lady, Dulcinea de El Toboso.
Once lived in by a possible model for her: Aldonza Lorenzo de El Toboso




Plaza Juan Carlos I, El Toboso with statues of Don Quixote and Dulcinea



door curtain



Campo de Criptana, ten windmills









Plaza España, Alcázar de San Juan



Venta del quijote, Puerto Lápice
This roadside inn is said to be where Quixote was knighted.
Don Quixote confuses it for a castle.

Upstairs is an exhibition on Quixote, with reproductions of illustrations
by artists such as Picasso, Dali and Cocteau.





Plaza Constitución, Puerto Lápice





Windmills of Consuegra
groups of seven and five on both sides of a castle



fighting the giants/windmills







Plaza Mayor, Tembleque



Castillo Almonacid de Toledo



The last part of today: dinner near Toledo and sleeping in Esquivias.



Street names in Esquivias









Miguel de Cervante´s House-Museum, Esquivias





Doña Catalina de Palacios at Plaza España, the wife of Cervantes,
was born in Esquivias, they got married here in 1584



Cervantes at Plaza Mayor, Esquivias













June 7, Esquivias - Ucles - Alarcon - Cuenca



enormous monastery of Ucles



Alarcon castle, a parador hotel







Cuenca, the Casas Colgadas (hanging houses)









Cuenca



Parador hotel (foreground) and Casas Colgadas behind it somewhere in the middle



June 8, one of the most beautiful routes in Spain
I did this in 2005 in the other direction. With many nice stops.



Albarracin and Las murallas de Albarracín



hiking along the wall



Santuari de la Balma





The CBC is a museum devoted to the spanish film maker Luis Buñuel
in his birth place Calanda ( 1900 - 1983, Mexico City)



June 9, from Aragon to Catalunya





Salvador Dali Statue, Cadaques



Salvador Dali house, Port Lligat (next to Cadaques)







Salvador Dali, found his inspiration here at the Cap de Creus Natural Park





Salvador Dali theatre museum, Figueres



bread shapes



Figueres





Cadillac, Salvador Dali theatre museum, Figueres



June 10, visiting the museum































12th-century Romanesque bridge over the Fluvià river in Besalu



Barcelona Airport, seen from my last hotel

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