Thursday, 24 February 2011
I love the panorama feature on Scott's camera. I think I used it a little bit too much on holiday and it started to annoy Scott though! There were just so many amazing views! The first photo is the ciudad de la artes y ciencias. It is designed by the architect Calatrava and they are all very unique and futuristic looking buildings, such a contrast from the old town with the towers from when it was a walled city and the cathedral. The middle photo is the mercado central, an amazing food market with nearly 1000 stalls in it! The range of food they sell is amazing, especially on the butcher stalls. You can buy chicken feet, carcases, sheeps heads, every single organ of many animals! So much choice! They use all the left over parts to make amazing stock and aren't half as squeamish as we are in England. I wish some butchers would take a leaf out of the Spaniards books! The final photo is the view from the miguelete, looking down into plaza de la virgen.
Valencia is such a beautiful city, I would really recommend it for a short break. It's right near the beach, has a huge park going right through the centre (the River Turia would flood every year so they diverted the river and the river bank is now an amazing park, perfect for running or cycling through!), amazing food, great climate & amazing people too! (Ha, I would say that, being half Valenciana. Both of my grandparents are originally from there which is why we visit). But if you're bored of Madrid or Barcelona, you should definitely give Valencia a try.