Some where along the drive in some town near the spanish-french border.
4yrs ago today I drove from Bordeaux France to Madrid Spain. Along the way we made a couple stops, most pominently in Burgos Spain.
Enjoy the second day of pictures and keep on looking forward to 80 more… some not so plentiful as this (but some more)
We drove a lot that day but in the end we made it to Madrid from Barcelona.
But the highlight was just before sunset we spend the evening checking out BURGOS, Spain.
Lots of people and lots of stone.
ON THE WAY OUT (of france)
OK so this will happen often but I don’t remember the name of this first town, but I remember it was before we made it out of france.
Two of my favorite pictures because they have some good emotion.
(BELOW-ABOVE) Some scenes while driving, this includes the very first picture when if you look you’ll see the blurrieness of the trees on the bottom as we whizzed by. Some of the pictures made me wish I had a much cleaner winshield. But I had to take the truck with that HUGE tube going over the bridge.
Toll roads were the story of the day… a drive from paris to madrid on the fast roads can be a spendy experience and we aren’t just talking gas.
Who doesn’t like a funny sign. (Right) Sometimes I did stop for the pictures and here was one such rest stop with some of the scenes (below)
BURGOS – Spain
So usually if you want to visit an older city and you’re interested in the city center it’s much more of a trip. Because if you’re driving you usually need to park a pretty far way from the town or expect to pay some pretty hefty rates if you can find a place in town. The great thing about this is that you get to see a lot of fun sites on your walk into town, like crossing over the river and seeing the family enjoying their day.
You kind of aim for the main big attraction… and sometimes that’s the big tall building with big spires.
But when I got there i took some of my best shots of the building as they did their thing, tourists and locals alike.
The thing that struck me most about this town was the big long walk way that was pretty highly trafficked. The older generation sure took advantage of this promenade that followed the river for a while and certainly made it easy for me to find my way without a map to the more visual treats of the city. The benches were numerous and popular. I remember saying to myself where are all the children or at least the younger generation… well there were a few but white and greay were certainly a popular hair colors.
Just a scene while walking by on the promenade.
Of course I went to the big cathedral first but then I got lost in the back streets and the random plazas.
Here I captured a romantic moment (above) and then the next a bike came rushing by (below), I knew europe was quite the biking country but then i realized a lot of them roads aren’t the smoothest in the world.
(above) he’s practicing for the big times.
This biker was a little more intent on his food.
And this biker his friends
Some great random street scenes. Very typical of this type of city center. In the center picture you’ll see something unusual for this location(Brick)
Since the building was under construction I selected carefully my angles and limited the pictures… but then I thought why not get the construction in at least one of these.
A couple more of the scenes from here are located at the top of the post.
And a couple more plazas (above) and the plaza watchers out in their finest (below)
one last shot before sunset, as we drove from Burgos to Madrird, the rest of the way in the dark.
Probably just a stop on the side of the road because i couldn’t get get it while driving.