Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter in Burgos

Visited Burgos again last weekend. It snowed the day before and so there was a little snow left on the streets. Perfect time to take out my thrifted shearling jacket for a spin because the weather was bitingly cold. ;)

Highlight of the trip was visiting the Museo de la Evolución Humana ( Museum of Human Evolution). If you´re interested in anthropology then this is the place for you. This museum´s relatively new, it just opened last summer.

In here you´ll not only see skulls of the different hominids, their history and what they would´ve looked like but you´ll also find a detailed information about the origin of the human race and how it evolved. Don´t you know that our ancestors, the homo sapiens, came from Africa about 200,000 years ago? ;)

This projector screen made of plaster ( I think) is the perfect artwork and visual aid to catch attention. What an innovative way to present documentaries like this animal painting found on a cave which dates back to a thousand years old! :)

There´s also a 3-minute spectacular animation of the origin of fire which is shown inside this glittery silver dome. Cool!

What I wore inside my jacket:

A thrifted argyle sweater and I finally found my perfect pleather shorts. I like that it´s a bit loose in the waistline and not too short.

So this is how the streets of Burgos look like in winter. Dark, cloudy and much colder than my city. Nevertheless, I´ll keep on visiting this place because of it´s rich history, the gothic cathedral and the food.

So how did you spend your weekend, dears? ;)




janettaylor said...

WOW! Those shorts are perfect!


Lee Oliveira said...

Love those shorts.. those pictures are also stunning
lee x

cherie said...

your pleather shorts looks so chic paired with black tights! *sigh* i wish also live in spain so i can visit all those wonderful place you go to :)

Krystal said...

I feel like I should know the history of fire...but not really! haha :)

Anonymous said...

love your shorts, Che!

Perfumed Red Shoes

Hazel said...

wow what a lovely trip! =) glad to have stumbled upon your blog =D

<3 hazel

Jen said...

Those leather shorts = YES PLEASE!!

Happy Monday Darling! xo

Reese Milania said...

wow Che, leather shorts, cute mo talaga!!!

jess said...

That museum sounds interesting. I like your shorts.

Kavery said...

Perfect shorts- takes time finding them, doesn't it? Yours are great and look good with the argyle jumper. I love the cool dome.

Sweet said...

I love the shorts....and I wish it would snow here in Thailand just once hahahha...and after that it would go back to the normal summer fever hahahhaa


..R May A.. said...

loving those leather shorts :)
I spent this weekend with my family!! x

L1L2 said...

he..he.. they were called australopithecus africanus? jk! we learn that in our discipline but how fun, the streets in the last pic. like your shearling too and the fact that the wool is brown not white:)

Leia said...

Aww you look adorable as ever! You always go on the most fun excursions.


Susu Paris Chic said...

You and the wintry city... classy chick out and about!

Mayet said...

that's a lovely trip!