Friday, December 7, 2012

Flyday Fridays: La Virgen del Pilar


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I had the most fantastic weekend in Zaragoza, Spain despite the freezing weather and the very nasty wind. The city´s main attraction is definitely the Catedral- Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar. The cathedral has gone a lot of changes until finally in 1686, it was transformed into it´s present baroque style with eleven cupolas and four towers. I especially love the roof which was styled in a beautiful  diamond pattern in white, green and yellow, (probably) an Arabic influence( Mudéjar style). The Arabs conquered and ruled most parts of Spain at one time.

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Later in the afternoon, we went up to the top of one of the tower´s( amidst the howling wind) for a bird eyes´ view of the whole city. It was marvelous! Thank goodness the tower´s equipped with an elevator so we didn´t have to climb that much, but still, when going to the topmost part, we had to climb a spiral staircase but it was totally worth it. ;)

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Here´s the spectacular view from the top deck:

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What I Wore:

I decided to go for a neutral palette in taupe/beige and went preppy because there would be lots of walking around. Comfy is the key when I travel. To add a bit of color, I threw in this multi-colored wool scarf whose color combination is perfect for autumn and..

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finished off with an old Sandro brown wool jacket. That´s how I survived the wintery temperature in Zaragoza. ;)

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sweater- H&M, pants- Pimkie, coat- Sandro, bag- Balenciaga(old), shoes- Blanco
I still have a lot of stories to tell, stay tune next Friday for part 2 of my Zaragoza trip. In the meantime, I wish that you´ll have an enjoyable weekend ahead. Oh and have you done your Christmas gift shopping yet? ;)

xoxo,

Che





3 comments:

Pop Champagne said...

love the photos, the architecture looks so beautiful and I really like your scarf in here!!

Sherin said...

That cathedral is gorgeous! I love the architecture. And your beige jumper is so cute.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

thanks for sharing beautiful pictures..