Friday, August 22, 2014

Flyday Fridays: The Road Trip( part 1)

Happy Friday, my blogger readers and friends!

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Finally, here are some travel pics taken on our five day road trip to Galicia two weeks ago, but first, here´s what I wore:

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There´s nothing more comfortable than a crisp white button down, cut-offs, colored sandals and a hat to start off  any summer trip. I chose a white button down to dress up a little my too casual outfit of shorts and sandals. Do you know that the white  button down is versatile piece and should be a must have in your closets? You can either dress it up or down or whatever way you want and the resulting outfit always guarantees a perfect look! ;)

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So our road trip´s first stop was this old town of Astorga(in the province of Leon) where I first saw this piece of work by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi ( the one and only who designed Barcelona´s La Sagrada Familia). This was one of the few works done by Gaudi outside of Catalonia. It´s called the Episcopal Palace. He did this palace for his friend, the Bishop of Astorga almost a hundred years ago. In front of this is a small plaza where you can dine or have your cold drink while marveling at this lovely building/artwork and you can visit it too. Just don´t go there at 2 pm because that´s lunch time in Spain. ;)

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And like any tourist, there has to be a lot of pics taken between me and this monument, right?

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Near the Episcopal Palace, is the Cathedral of Astorga built in the early 1400s. The church design is a mix of gothic, neo-classical and baroque styles.

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It has a beautifully sculpted facade and portico made during the Renaissance period.

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Here´s a close-up of how impressive it is, so awesome, no? ;)

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By this time, you may have noticed that we´re gravitating towards old monuments(hahaha!) and to cap our day one  of the ¨old world¨ themed road trip was this Templar Castle in Ponferrada. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-stop for those on a pilgrimage to Saint ames of Compostela.

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So how´s this shot to end day one of our trip?

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button down- Sfera, shorts(winter 2013 sales)- Bershka, sandals- Zara, bag- Longchamp le Pliage
More travel pics to come, in the meantime I wish you a fun and well spent weekend ahead!



PS: Linking up with Lauren, Lena B and Rachel, RenaeTara and Megan. Link, link, link!


Maya Harrison said...

Nice views.... like a travel photo diary na rin... thanks for the pictures... now I want to go and do some wandering, lol... great outfit too :-)

Janet Taylor said...

Cool summer hat!

Ania Zarzycka said...

amazing place! :)

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Ohooo I am going to enjoy these road trip posts and getting to see all these amazing places through you. I am in love with your sandals and as always you rock a hat.

Happy Friday!! <3 Ada.

Brooke Ober said...

Gorgeous backdrop! I love the classic look of this outfit and how versatile it is with the hat, colorful sandals and bag.


Marta C said...

Such beautiful pics & very cute outfit!!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh my criminy Che! That building, cathedral, edifice was/is AMAZING! That was very impressive! Your white shirt and hat are perfect, too.

Thank you Cheryl for joining in on Fashion item Friday, so faithfully!♥

Lorna mai ltd said...

Fantastic photos and I love the stylish and casual look, especially the fun hat!

Mica T said...

Beautiful buildings! :)

I really like your casual travel outfit too :)

Away From The Blue

LoveT. said...

Wonderful Places ,love the Photos!
i follow new ,mind follow back? :)


Ayana said...

I have not pulled out any of my white shirts in quite some time, but you just made me think of about five outfits to wear mine. Thanks for inspiring the next series. Thank you also for linking up with the Thrift Sisters. Truly appreciate you stopping by.

Thrifting Diva

Anonymous said...

What great photos. I love the classic white shirt and shorts. Thanks for linking up for Stylish Saturday. xo ~ The Fashionista Momma