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:
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! ;)
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. ;)
And like any tourist, there has to be a lot of pics taken between me and this monument, right?
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.
It has a beautifully sculpted facade and portico made during the Renaissance period.
Here´s a close-up of how impressive it is, so awesome, no? ;)
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.
So how´s this shot to end day one of our trip?
|button down- Sfera, shorts(winter 2013 sales)- Bershka, sandals- Zara, bag- Longchamp le Pliage|
PS: Linking up with Lauren, Lena B and Rachel, Renae, Tara and Megan. Link, link, link!