Today, I went to reserve a room at the local B&B for Tom and Debbi, my godfather and god-step-mother, for their visit before the wedding. I could have called, but it was a beautifully sunny day, so I decided to walk.
After reserving their room, 3 nights for 66â‚¬/night comes to a nice round 200â‚¬ that it’s going to cost them, I continued up to see the church of Saint John the Baptist, an important landmark in Colindres that I had never visited.
The walk up there was so beautiful that I had to take lots of photos. Everywhere I looked was something beautiful to take a picture of. So here’s a little photo trail of my morning walk.
Two quackers and no cheese.
The people in the houses up there really love gardening.
A poplar-lined country road.
The church, with Pico Candiano behind it.
Flowers along a wall.
A scurrying lizard. He was in the last photo, too. Did you see him?
These flowers were super-weird. Can anyone identify them?
The church steeple. I love how Ben Franklin’s science is closer to the heavens than Jesus’ crucifix.
The church door.
Now that’s what I call a balcony!
The church sundial says 10:30.
My battered old watch says 12:30. Daylight savings time can make up for one of the hours, but what about the other one?
A vertical panorama looking up the church bell tower.
Cows living like pigs.
Um, I think you stepped in something.
There’s a chestnut tree next to the church.
I first noticed it by all the debris on the ground under it.
I love how shiny chestnuts are.
The blueprints of the church.
Tomatoes and peppers.
The owner of this house really likes potted plants! Check out how they’re all raised up off the street level.
The houses up in Colindres de Arriba are several hundred years old, and many of them have coats of arms of the families that lived in the houses. How cool is that?
Water was dripping slowly from this mossy spout.
I was sure I’d be able to think of something witty to say about this jet over the church by the time I got back home.
One of the more famous structures is this medieval palace, Palacio del Contestable, that dates back to the 14th century.
It’s, um, slightly overrun by plants these days.
No roof anymore, either.
Another cool coat of arms.
A greenhouse filled with huge tomatoes and peppers.
Green tomatoes still on the vine.
And finally, I finish with this photo of the actual B&B. Photos inside can be found here.
Even the B&B has a coat of arms!
What a lovely walk. Thanks for walking with me.