Monday, March 12, 2012

Cave Hunting

Hola! :)

Yesterday I got to escape from my city and went to Cantabría. At Santillana del Mar to be exact about 30 kilometers from Santander. First stop was to see the interesting polichrome paintings ( bisons, steppe horses, etc.) on the cave ceiling at the Museum of Altamira. Although the cave and it´s paintings were only a replica of the original cave of Altamira, it looked so real. Once inside, it feesl like you´ve stepped back to about 18,000 years ago to vicariously experience how life was back  then. The Altamira Cave is by the way a UNESCO World Heritage Sight. Anyway, since photography inside the museum was not allowed, I had my photos taken instead at the cloister of the Colegiata at the town center. ;)

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The cloister. The sculptures are exquisite! The church and the cloister preserved it´s original Romanesque style.

Mosaic(Santillana del mar)

Santillana del Mar is a small town but very touristy. What I like about this place aside from the cave paintings and the affordable meals is that it´s the perfect shopping place for leather goods, jewelry and homemade goodies. If I only I had bought a substantial amount of  ¨shopping budget¨ with me, I would´ve hoarded a lot of stuff to take home yesterday!. :)

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As for what I wore, I was thinking of gray and spring flowers, hence the floral tights. The skirt was a miss. After the last stop at Santander, the skirt was already wrinkled all over. hahaha!

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( jacket- Mango, v-neck top, bag-Zara, skirt- Formula Joven, sunglasses-H&M, tights- Blanco)

More photos to show you soon. In the meantime, enjoy your Monday, girls! :)

xoxo,

Che

3 comments:

Encarna said...

I have never been to santillana del mar but it looks a beautiful place
Love your flower tights!!

janettaylor said...

Gorgeous tights!

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Sherin said...

The architecture on the buildings is amazing! And love your floral tights.