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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Ciudad Rodrigo in the Fog

Rio Agueda, Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain

After a couple of hours of motoring from Valladolid and bypassing the golden sandstone city of Salamanca we came to Ciudad Rodrigo, which is the last city in Spain before reaching Portugal, a fortress city built to protect the western border of the country and as we approached we could see the walls and the fortifications standing proud on a rocky outcrop in a commanding defensive position.

As a consequence of a severe Atlantic storm in the west there was a hissing wind and dark scowling clouds that the mountains of Portugal had failed to detain racing in from the west like battleships.  It was mean and moody but there was no rain so that was a bonus.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Ciudad Rodrigo in the Fog

Ciudad Rodrigo on a Foggy Morning:

…Actually as it turned out it would have been a whole lot better if the wind had continued to blow because when we woke in the morning there was a thick fog and the city was completely obscured from view from the hotel windows.  It was all rather spooky but above it we could make out pale blue sky so this made us more confident than we really had a right to be about the day.

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Sierra de Francia in the Gredos Mountains

Actually as it turned out it would have been a whole lot better if the wind had continued to blow because when we woke in the morning there was a thick fog and the city was completely obscured from view from the hotel windows.  It was all rather spooky but above it we could make out pale blue sky so this made us more confident than we really had a right to be about the day.

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