Adventures & fun
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San Sebastián – Playa La Concha
San Sebastián – City hall and library
San Sebastián – Concha Bay promenade, city hall and Monte Urgull
San Sebastián – Concha Bay promenade
San Sebastián – Residence overlooking Concha Bay
San Sebastián – Parque de Alderdi-Eder near promenade
San Sebastián – Plaza de la Constitucíon
San Sebastián – Plaza Okendo, Maria Cristina Hotel (left) and Théatre Victoria Eugenia (right)
San Sebastián – Plaza de Gipuzkoa and Conseil Régional
San Sebastián – Puente de Zumola and Palais de Congrés Kursaal
San Sebastián – Puente de Ma Cristina
San Sebastián – Cathédrale Buen Pastor
San Sebastián – Residence
San Sebastián – Lamps on the La Concha promenade
San Sebastián – Overlooking Portu Kalea in the old town
San Sebastián – 31 de Agosto from my room balcony at Pensión Amaiur
San Sebastián – Children headed to school in front of Église Santa María
San Sebastián – Children headed to school on 31 de Agosto
San Sebastián – Exterior view of my lodging at Pensión Amaiur, San Sebastián's oldest residence
San Sebastián – Pinxtos bar lined with afternoon treats the length of the bar
San Sebastián – Some fishy pinxto I consumed
San Sebastián – Santa Lucía cafe, a great stop for churros and chocolate and greasy food
San Sebastián – Afternoon coffee adjacent to Plaza di Gipuzkoa
San Sebastián – Evening stroll along Alameda del Boulevard in the old town
San Sebastián – A splendid evening to enjoy the promenade. Behind these folks is a monument to Basques who died during Spain's civil war.
San Sebastián – Basques love to visit
San Sebastián – Out to walk the dogs and visit with neighbors
San Sebastián – The Basques have a cute way of saying, "no dogs allowed."
San Sebastián – Looking west toward Palacio Miramar
San Sebastián – A traditional mens-only club, "Hunter's Home." The city has several clubs like these where men gather to cook and socialize.
Pamplona – Plaques mark the route of Pamplona's famous Running of the Bulls.
Pamplona – The City Hall was built in the late 1700s. Bulls run up the avenue at left and across this square. Notice the metal plates in the cobblestones that are used for placing barricades when the bulls run.
Pamplona – City Hall built in the late 1700s
Pamplona – At City Hall
Pamplona – Route of the bulls continues through this square
Pamplona – Bulls run up Estafeta street from the left and across to the bull ring shown at center.
Pamplona – Bulls are corralled here prior to the day's event.
Pamplona – Proud Basques post symbols of protest.
Pamplona – Schoolkids engrossed in something on a classmate's smart phone
Spain, Pyrenees – Torla and the Valley of Ordesa
Spain, Pyrenees – Near Torla
Spain, Pyrenees – Torla, with about 350 residents hugs Spain's border with France.
Spain, Catalonia – Near Puigcerda
Spain, Catalonia – Near Puigcerda
Bourg-Madame, France – I drove a half mile across the French border to get my Sunday morning baguette from Boulangerie Farinha behind me. I quickly learned why the French take their bread so seriously.
Spain, Pyrenees – Bakery in Torla
Andorra, Andorra la Vella (itty bitty country) – All the charm of a big duty free shopping mall.
Andorra, Andorra, Andorra la Vella – One of many duty free shops
Andorra, Andorra la Vella – One of Salvador Dalí's melted clocks
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