On Unplanned Trips & Spanish Walls

window reflection and balcony flowers ciudad rodrigo, spain

Back in August,
when the sun still rose high in the sky,
we gathered our things and travelled,
aimlessly, without a destination in mind.

I mean, we had planned to go as far as Vilar formoso,
like we always do when we're in Badamalos
for the sole purpose of stocking up
on the smoked Spanish Pimenton, we seem to live off in this house.

ciudad rodrigo steal work detail

balcony flowers ciudad rodrigo

ciudad rodrigo back narrow streets

I wasn't expecting it's energy and sounds, 
which seemed to resonate within its
maize of alleyways and terracota walls.

Nor was I expecting its beautifully framed balconies,
encased in old glass and lined with colourful flower pots.
And those wooden doors, so old, so filled with history.

Somehow, this old town managed
to encapsulate it's richness, it's tradition.

And someday, we'll make our way back there.
For some of it has remained engraved within me...


typography and door knob ciudad rodrigo

glass balconies ciudad rodrigo in spain

Pastelaria entreros ciudad rodrigo typography

pastelaria entreros window detail ciudad rodrigo

Spanish Pastries for Pastelaria Entreros in Ciudad Rodrigo

Letter Y typograpghy on red background

jamon castilla window

Jamon Hanging in Castilla

jamon castilla ciudad rodrigo wood detail

farmacia dorado ciudad rodrigo, spain typograghy

ciudad rodrigo windows and flags

street lamp ciudad rodrigo

beer detail old wood ceiling

mahou beer detail

love yellow windows


9 responses

  1. beautiful

    October 21, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    • Thank you Athira! There was something magical about this little town within castle walls.

      October 21, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      • you have captured so beautifully without loosing the magic love all the clicks here

        October 21, 2013 at 12:58 PM

  2. Thanks for that visual escape. I could go for a slow stroll down those streets and some good pasteis with my coffee right now.

    October 22, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    • There was this amazing vibe on those streets. You could happily sit and watch passers by for hours on end. In fact… We did just that, and how wonderful it way… BTW, those pasteis disappeared at a blink of an eye.

      October 22, 2013 at 6:34 PM

  3. Wonderful shots, Stella! Love the earthy tones.

    October 22, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    • Thank you Richard! I too loved the earthiness of this town. Details seem to stand out beautifully against a neutral backdrop. Don’t you think?

      October 22, 2013 at 6:26 PM

  4. Great shots! So full of colour and the unusual perspectives makes you see familiar things in a new light… Or to look more closely. My favourite is the hanging hams… So Spanish.

    November 7, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    • Thank you Katie! Details always get me. I was totally immersed in this beautiful place. There was this magnificent energy within its walls. So glad you got that from the photos

      November 8, 2013 at 12:01 AM

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