July - August 2018
  • Day26

    Chateau de Taillan

    August 9, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Another Chateau in Haut-Medoc. Here we were hosted by the owner/general manager, an unusual treat. We tasted a red, rose and white. The white is very unusual in the Medical. This was a Sauvignon Blanc. They make about 6,000 bottles of white, compared with 175,000 bottles of red. All were good. I'm not a big white wine person, but this Sauvignon Blanc was quite good.Read more

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  • Day24

    San Sebastián 2

    August 7, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    These are pictures mostly of the old town. First is the city hall, originally built as a casino. Some might say things haven't changed much. The fourth is one of the oldest buildings in San Sebastián, a church that survived the burning of the city in 1813. The next is of the oldest building, located just down the street. Notice the half timber construction from the 16th century. Last is the theater, built as a match of the Opera House in Paris.Read more

  • Day24

    San Sebastián 1

    August 7, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    San Sebastián Is a seaside resort town that was basically built for that purpose after 1813 when the city was burned by the British. The first 2 are views from the mountain adjacent to town. The second is the main beach and the last two are views of town. These are of the newer portion of San Sebastián, built to look like 19th century Paris.Read more

  • Day21

    Bilbao

    August 4, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    This starts with what looks like a sign but actually is the fence on the ridge overlooking the city. The white building is the San Roque, located on that ridge. The others are views over the city and in the city. I happen to like Bilbao a lot.Read more

  • Day21

    Guggenheim Bilbao

    August 4, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    The famous museum of the funky design and titanium skin. The first pic is of the museum complex, with the famous architecture to the right. Then the flower puppy in the courtyard. Then some of the interior architecture and the big dragon currently hanging in the Atrium for the exhibit of Chinese art. Finally, the giant spider sculpture outside the museum along the river.Read more

  • Day19

    Santander

    August 2, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Santander is a larger city in Cantabria, Spain and the headquarters of Banco Santander. The building with the arch in the first pic is their world HQ. Then there is the waterfront, some statues around town and the grand casino that is said to be a near peer of Monte Carlo.Read more

  • Day16

    Ribadesella

    July 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Ribadesella Is a lovely little seaside town, set in a small valley at the month of the river. The first picture is the view from my room. The second is one of a series of bas reliefs along a cliff that depict the history of the town and port. The rest are scenes around town.Read more

  • Day15

    Oviedo

    July 29, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Oviedo is a city in Asturias province that I have enjoyed. The first pic is the cathdral. The next pics are various looks at the town. The last is a bagpiper in traditional Asturian dress. Apparently the pipes are also traditional here.Read more