Bedroom Window Panorama

June 15, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, House, Photos, Spain 971 views

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Today at noon, when I was putting on my shoes to go buy bread, I stuck my head out the window and found this fantastic panorama before me.
Bedroom Window Panorama

I highly recommend that you click on the image to see it at Flickr. There are notes that identify various landmarks.

The Sea (zoomed and cropped)

This is a magnified section close to Mount Buciero, on the left. You can just barely see the horizon of the Cantabrian Sea. I swear it’s easier to see at high tide, but that doesn’t make much sense to me mathematically.

The Ria From Home

From the far left of the image, looking over the center of Colindres, you can see the Rí­a Asón that I wrote about a few days ago.

Pico Candiano From Bedroom Window

From the far right side of the image, this is our beloved Pico Candiano that we climbed recently.

For some reason, I’ve gone really panorama crazy lately. Photoshop CS3 stitches them together so nicely.

  • Paul

    You wrote: “I swear it’s easier to see at high tide, but that doesn’t make much sense to me mathematically.” You must be thinking that at low tide, the water on the beach has gone out to lay on top of the horizon water you can see. Think of it this way – at high tide there is much more water in the Bay of Biscay, or at least in the Spanish side, and therefore easier to see.

  • More and more, I am seeing that you live in a truly beautiful spot. I miss living on the coast, and find my breast the host of envy.

    While you are pondering the relative tide, I am struck by the varying drama of mountains depending upon whether you are up on top of them looking down, or in the lowlands looking up. I would never have guessed from the picture here that Pico Candiano would yield such rugged and vertical views as you posted a few days ago.

  • Paul: I was thinking of it like… “At high tide, the water level is 2 meters higher (that’s a complete guess). There’s no way I can distinguish a two-meter difference at such a distance!” That’s like seeing a person out on the horizon.

    Sgazzetti: Yeah, it looks like a tiny little sloping hill, doesn’t it? We do live in a truly beautiful corner of the world. A nice flat, easy-to-walk-in town with the sea on one side and mountains on the other. I love it.

  • Beatiful view you’ve got there. So, what’s the population of Colindres? Just curiosity. Nice job on the panoramic view, by the way.

  • Well, according to the 1996 census, there were 6,099 people. Wikipedia says 7,235. My guess would be closer to 10,000.