It was raining hard when we crossed that bridge, the big trucks on the road were not nice! Then the stairs....
Continuing our wonderful sharing on a new thread. (Haha, please don't feel shy to post here again today even if you already posted in the other thread! And don't worry about repeating yourself — none of us are the same people we were 6 months ago nor do we have the same eyes.)
Today's choice is inspired by @JohnLloyd's shadowplay yesterday:
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I love this...how very unique and unusual to see owls in this unnatural habitat. I've only seen them in trees, swooping in flight, or in an aviary.2016 at San Anton. Two owl chicks , A Male and female , the smaller Female has it's head turned and is looking at the Male. Note how they poop outside the nest. One of the parent owls would bring live prey in the early hours of the morning and drop it on the roof of the albergue. Pandamonium with screeches was the norm but quite disturbing for some pilgrims.
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Hi All,I'm noticing a few new posters to this thread. Not intending any shaming I want to say that on this thread (and others that get a lot of photographs attached) we've informally agreed to submit the photos as thumbnails. This prevents browsers from submitting many, many megabytes of pictures already seen with each download or refresh. That really speeds up webpage display times. It has been appreciated by forum members with older devices and/or slow internet access.
Of course the posts where this all was discussed might not have ever been seen buried so many pages and posts in the past so don't feel bad.
Go to the following post by @Koidream to see how to submit thumbnail pictures.
Wow, was it really that long ago? I remember your live posts and how giddy you sometimes sounded to have overcome so many obstacles!
I can't think of a more picturesque approach to any village along the CF... I've only managed to walk during winter and spring but hoping one day to walk in Aug/Sep so I can see the vineyards in all their glory.
I must agree , while the sudden reveal of Hontanas is excellent as well as the view of Torres del Rio from the Sansol church.
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It took me ages to remember the name for this gable in Spanish...
Bell-gableFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The bell gable (Spanish: espadaña, Catalan: espadanya, French: clocher-mur, Italian: campanile a vela) is an architectural element crowning the upper end of the wall of church buildings, usually in lieu of a church tower. It consists of a gable end in stone, with small hollow semi-circular arches where the church bells are placed. It is a characteristic example of the simplicity of Romanesque architecture.
It's amazing Sabine, your photo for today could have been taken in Australia. We felt very much at home on the Portuguese and in Galicia walking among the millions of gum trees.
Nice website, thank you. I was aware of the Dinosaur and ancient human connections. It was more that the model seemed to just have been plonked down and surrounded with hazard tape.Some more info here.
I did enjoy that bridge, but the walk there from the Guggenheim was not worthy!Approaching Portugalete via the East Bank of the river, on a quiet sunny Sunday morning. With just a hint of the Viscaya Bridge in the distance. The locals call it the hanging bridge (Puente Colgante), it is the first of its kind ever to be built, a distinction which earned it a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. It operates every 8 minutes. May , 2018.
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Sorry you didn’t enjoy your walk there, we did. We were lucky to be walking on the east bank and as we said on a Sunday morning and it was a beautiful day. Our hostel in Bilbao was on the east bank closer to Portugalete, so we just walked out the door, turned right and had a short 10 km stroll along the river. We decided to have a short day’s walk because we wanted to stay in Portugalete and enjoy the bridge.I did enjoy that bridge, but the walk there from the Guggenheim was not worthy!