Thursday, July 19, 2012

La Coruna

It's a cold day here in Liverpool so I'm taking you to La Coruna ... Northern Spain

After leaving Gibraltar we spent a day at sea before arriving at La Coruna


This is a glimpse of the port we sailed into ... La Coruna is known as the city of glass ... The balconies are encased in glass giving protection from the cold winter wind that blows up from the ocean


Never having visited this part of Spain ... we opted for a coach tour known as "Leisurely Coruna"... and discovered that the reason it is called leisurely is because the coach drove so slowly I could have walked quicker Lol!
 The north and south of the city (the south being on the mainland) are connected by a narrow piece of land making it an Isthmus ... though there is little distance between the two ... the north jutting out into the Atlantic has a wet and cooler climate to that of the south ... and due to the Celtic heritage they still have mystical festivals ... kind of like white witches ... too spooky for me!

In the north we were taken to see Hercules Tower


The lighthouse built by the Romans for the port entrance ... only to find that this of course is a replica
Then it was a 'leisurely' drive ... for lunch which was a restaurant high up in the northern part of the city where we were greeted by these guys


The view was spectacular from here ... but not so clear on the day we visited


But I loved that there was a lot of greenery and that these beauties seemed to grow all over the mediterranean


... and there is a funicular that goes right up to this restaurant


in the form of a bubble 



That was the trip in a nutshell ... not to be recommended ... 
so we took a walk around the south of the city


where the building were indeed very ornate with pretty churches tucked away


... and there were some nice designer type shops and bars ... but I was more taken by the balconies and lamps




I can honestly say that I was not enamoured by this city ... they certainly weren't 'tourist' friendly, there was little to see or do as everywhere shuts for siesta from 1-5pm ... unfortunately we had a full day here ... cutting short our trip to Ireland.
BUT it was warmer there than home is right now!

Right I'm off to dust off my dancing shoes ... Tonight Thursday club finishes for the summer and we have a disco ... which is just what I need as my hubby is having dinner with two of his grown up kids and after nearly 13 years of marriage, I am still not welcome ....

Thanks for stopping by
Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~













11 comments:

Ira Huberts said...

Thank you for another fine trip Ros, you certainly have eye for detail, your wonderful photos show. Hope you have a lovely evening, dance away girl, so very sorry to hear about your DH's children, you being such a sweet lady and all... Hugs, Ira x

Heather Jensen said...

More beautiful pictures. Please send that cold weather this way! It has been in the high 90's and 100's for a month now and they just said it might continue until October! :(

Hugs~

Lynnda said...

WOW...those photos are beautifully taken.... tfs Ros.... hugs...xoxo

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful travel photos, and I love the street lamps too, I remember taking tons of those in Venice.

Jinny Newlin said...

You're still trying to make us jealous with all these beautiful pics. Aren't you? They're simply AMAZING! Take me next time ;)! Hugs!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning photos Ros! TFS :)

Diane said...

Beautiful pics...wow...a siesta from 1 to 5....good thing they don't do that around here, we would all go nuts.....lol...I am in a second marriage, too and can relate..."nuff said"...lol....have a fun time, I bet you miss your paper crafting though....

Sleepy Stamper said...

Ros thank you for sharing your photos! I loved seeing everything!

Hugs,
Anitra

Linda R said...

So many beautiful photos. I really enjoy seeing the photos of your trip. I do hope you enjoyed the disco.. Sounds like fun.

Hugs~

Tracy said...

I love your beautiful photos even if they weren't a great part of your trip. I think i would have like to ride in the bubble. LOL I'm very sad to hear about the problem with your step children. Thirteen years is a long time to hold onto a problem. Hope you had fun at your disco. You better have struck a Travolta pose in there somewhere. LOL Hugs!

Barbara said...

Those glass-encased balconies are interesting... they reminded me of the beautiful balconies of Santa Cruz de la Palma - though because they were so much different. You can check those out <a href="http://knackeredgrouse.com/2011/03/13/regen-und-balkone-rain-and-balconies/>here</a>. But I also remembered being annoyed about the 4-hour siesta...

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