Friday, September 9, 2016

Off to Zaragoza via Rupit....




During our wine session where we drank the 1.10 euro Tempranillo we decided to get up in the morning for the sunrise for photography.  Despite getting to bed late - we managed to catch it...



Then Steven and I jumped in the car and hightailed it down to the bottom of the cliffs to catch the light on the houses along the clifftop..


You can see where we are staying in the photo below - fourth house from the left...
We found a path past the old cotton mill down to the dam where we could take photos without all the power lines in the way...


The light was beautiful, and the river pretty...

We headed back to our accommodation where a beautiful breakfast had been laid on for us. Yoghurt with freshly stewed apricots, toast and home made jams, and banana and lemon curd muffins. It was nice that breakfast was included and made for a relaxing morning. During breakfast I took the following photo because the light was still so lovely... Just the view from our balcany.


We then drove to another very old village called Rupit. It had more of a swiss architecture feel, but was really interesting in that it was all built on the river and the streets were not paved at all, rather they were just the riverbed stones...



What made this village so beautiful was the number of window boxes with either geraniums or white lillies in the windows.


In these next two photos you can see evidence of the river bed for pavings...



The cathedral in the centre of town was beautiful- inside the altar was made of gold.


Beautiful oak doors, years old adorned the village. Nikki was becoming very good at photographing them, in fact, we think she can fill a photobook of the Doors of Spain already!


Again you can see the old riverbed that paved this roadway up to the houses...




The surrounding valley was beautiful... 


The houses were litterally built into the rock...



 The houses were beautiful, I would have loved to have seen inside one...


The village from the top...


After leaving Rupit we made our way to Zaragoza, which was approximately 3 hourss. Made faster because the speed limit was 120!  Our apartment in Zaragoz was nice - and we just down our bags and headed out to explore the old town and have some dinner.  Tapas - lovely - had 3 different dishes and a wine all for under 10 Euros.

On the way to the old city we passed a wine choice.  How is this for choice?


I also found a pair of shoes and finally bought a pair. Spanish shoes rock - pure leather, comfort and stylie! We then walked to the old town. We all thought it was very mundane until we reached the bottom and our jaws just dropped!







We had Tapas in town and then caught a taxi home so I could finish this.  Tomorrow we drive to turuel where the archecture is mainly Moorish.  

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