Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Discovering León


So this is where the real trip starts. ;)

gray shorts- H&M
Actually no, hihihi! We stopped by the city´s center first after depositing our things in the hotel and then later we visited this hotel-palace.

I took this picture during twilight, that´s why it´s dark. At the right side of the hotel (not seen here) is a church with a mini-museum. There was a wedding going on our first day here and so we weren´t able to get inside the church but... I was able to take a photo of the red and white vintage bridal car. ;) Sneaky!

Too bad I wasn´t able to see the bride, the hubz was itching to go back the city´s center and explore it more.

These are the remains of the ancient wall of the city. If you want a more preserved wall, visit my blog here about Ávila but you have to finish reading this post first before hopping to my other blog. ;)

stripe top- Promod, cami- Mango

The Catedral de Sta. María of León. This cathderal is huge, the photo above is just the facade. It was built between the 13th to 14th century and features no less than 1,800 square meters of stained glass windows and it has a beautiful rose window. From what I´ve seen, the stained glass here is much better than that of the Notre Dame in Paris. I´ll be showing you some of these artworks in my later posts.

The Casa de Botines was designed and constructed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. La Sagrada Familia, Casa Battlo in Barcelona sounds familiar to you? Gaudi designed all of that. ;) Since this post is a tad too long already, I´m leaving you with some random photos:

( clockwise: me sitting on a bench with a sculpture of a man reading( wow, we´ve got the same type of hat!), a lamp post with a wall clock and thermometer, some random sculpture on the street and an old ancestral dress from a museum)

Keep going back for more travel photos. Hope your week is going on well! :)




janettaylor said...

What a beautiful place!

Asta said...

Oh, Leon is a really beautiful town, I used to live ther for a while a few years ago. You guys are so lucky to have visited it, seems like it was a great trip:) Lovely picutres, too!

Phoebe Rose said...

Such pretty pictures! That blue sky looks so inviting!

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Leia said...

That place looks gorgeous! I love all that old architecture. Beautiful :)

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Leia said...

That place looks gorgeous! I love all that old architecture. Beautiful :)

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michelle_ said...

beautiful place and sceneryy !!
i've never been there !

Sweet said...

I just love how you can take trips and take great pictures...

Since the accident I have been under house arrest and there are piles of paper works to do. I have been a lazy person nowadays, I better keep my spirit up and feel good about myself...

I really don't know what is wrong but seriously.

I need a big break can't wait for my holiday this weekend.

Great photos...

take care love

Leah said...

Parang nag-tour na naman ako... you always show the most beautiful places. Leon is a wonderful town. xoxo

MarchMusings said...

What neat pictures. I love seeing travel photos. Will return for more :)

Sherin said...

The cathedral looks amazing. I'm obsessed with amazing cathedrals and churches. I also love the hat you're wearing.

kirstyb said...

looks like your having fun

Sweet said...

Wow, what an amazing place. the old buildings and all. You had a nice trip!!!!

I want to visit temples and more places in Thailand this coming holiday. I wanna take a trip and relax whahahaha!!! I am crossing my fingers.

take care love

vitaMinn style said...

Thanks for the virtual tour! I feel like I've already been to a lot of places in Spain just by following your blog for a year now ;)

Did you know we've been "friends" for almost a year now? I think I first commented in your old blog sometime around this time!

PS - about your q, they had 4 of the finger sandwiches: roast beef, cucumber tomato, egg salad and salmon & asparagus in cream cheese (this last was my fave!!)

Savvy Gal said...

oh wanna go too.

Mom Daughter Style said...

summer na summer ka ha. i enjoyed looking at your pictures, pati sa last post mo. mahilig din kasi ako sa travel sana lang maraming time and money. i think this is the first time here that i see you wearing hat.