Four Continents 2012

Salamanca: 11-13 September

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  Driving from Segovia to Salamanca, we stopped about half-way at Àvila, which still has its massive walls. *
  Near one of the gates was a statue of St Teresa of Àvila. †
 
  We walked through narrow streets to the Cathedral. *
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  We had lunch in the Plaza of St Teresa ... *
  which had another statue of her. *
  And we did some window shopping. *
  Then on to Salamanca, where the Plaza Mayor is said to be the most harmonious in Spain. *
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  The Cathedral tower dominates the nearby area ... *
  subtly changing colour as the daylight fades. †
 
  The evening meal at Restaurant Lis. *
  The next morning, we visited the Cathedral. †
 
 
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  The carvings around the main door were restored not long ago and some modern touches were included. *
  Then through the streets towards the University. †
  The modest facade of the University's administration building. †
  It was the start of term, so the streets were full of stalls selling food and (especially) drink. †
  There was a demonstration in Plaza Mayor against cuts to public service jobs. *
  There were shops full of Iberian hams ... *
  and a busy market full of marvellous fresh and preserved produce. *
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  Almost any raised flat surface has a stork's nest. †
  At dusk, we walked through Plaza Mayor again, dodging the entertainers. *
  The evening meal was in Zazu Bistro. It served French food, which made a nice change. *
  Returning to our hotel, the Plaza Mayor was all lit up ... †
  and the Cathedral was floodlit. †

Then on a long drive to Santiago de Compostella.

 

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