Travels in Spain, The Don Quixote Collection

Don Quixote

“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…

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.


  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.”


  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?


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


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