Monday, July 21, 2014

The pleasure of reading

I found this one at the electoral school (in spanish, colegio electoral) when I went to vote in the last European elections in May.

Friday, July 18, 2014

(Former) St. Benedict´s Royal Monastery

After reviewing the blog, I was surprised to confirm that I hadn´t posted any pictures of this building yet. Nowadays it has some uses different than the religious ones. And in its central courtyard is where concerts like yesterday´s picture were held.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Platero and I

Platero is a little donkey, main character of Platero y yo (Spanish for Platero and I), one of Juan Ramón Jiménez's most popular works.

Platero ("silvery") is described in the lyric prose of the book as a "small donkey, a soft, hairy donkey: so soft to the touch that he might be said to be made of cotton, with no bones. Only the jet mirrors of his eyes are hard like two black crystal scarabs." The little donkey remains a symbol of tenderness, purity and naivete, and is used by the author as a means of reflection about the simple joys of life, memories, and description of characters and their ways of life.

This is the statue that the nearby town of La Cisterniga dedicated to Juan Ramón Jiménez on the 125th anniversary of his birth and the 50th of his Literature Nobel Prize.

Our World Tuesday

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

UPSTREAM City of Valladolid 2014

The race has had two trials of long-distance swimming along the river Pisuerga, 2,000 and 5,000 meters. In the largest of them, swimmers have gone through five of the most iconic bridges in Valladolid.

Weekly Top Shot #143

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Backhand shot

I don´t know the reasons (most probably economical) but this year the Castilla y Leon Open won´t take place. BTW, I took this picture last year.

Weekly Top Shot #143
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