Travels in Spain, The Don Quixote Collection

“Don Quixote is the national glory of Spain.  No one who does not know that has the right to call himself a Spaniard.  There is a monument to him in Madrid…he was our first revolutionary.” – Gerald Brenan, ‘South from Granada’

Click on an image to scroll through the Gallery of pictures that I have picked up along the way on my own travels in Spain…

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29 responses to “Travels in Spain, The Don Quixote Collection

  1. It’s true Don Quixote is everywhere in Spain.

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  2. Great images of Master Don

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  3. It’s just a pity that the book is so unreadable, because I can’t think of another famous Spanish author in the queue for that Number One Spot.

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  4. You can read samples of the 1056 pages here:

    Just click on “Look Inside” and scroll down to the bottom.

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  5. Don Quijote of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is Spain. A dreamer always dreaming if not always reach the end. A visionary more than a revolutionary.

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  6. This reminds me of Cyrano all around Bergerac

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  7. Very comprehensive, Andrew!!

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  8. You have some great pictures of the literary hero.

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  10. Peggy’s mom collected Don Don Quixote statues. We inherited a few. 🙂 I’ve always felt that tilting at windmills is an honorable profession!

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  11. Interesting portrayals of a great character. I read the book in translation, an Oxford or Penguin edition, I forget which. Definitely worth the read. It’s VERY long, but quite funny. Every experience of the two travellers reveals how much of a nutbar Don Quixote is, in comparison to the steadfast Sancho Panza. May we all have imaginations like the former and the loyalty of the latter.

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  12. These are all great photos and I particularly love the collection together. The combination of classic images and uniquely creative images, and everything in between seems to work so well in a single collage.

    One of my favourite quotes is from the book, Theresa Panza (Sancho’s wife) says, “Hunger is the best sauce.”

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  13. If you haven’t read the book, then how did it happen that you began to collect these photos? Why choose characters you couldn’t get close to?

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  14. Looking forward to see those statues by my self. but thanks for sharing interesting stuffs.

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