Saturday, January 24, 2009

Valencia

So, I spent the last weekend in Spain. I first went by coach to Barcelona, where my daughter was waiting for me at the station. Then we took the train to Valencia.
It was an Euromed train, a high speed train traveling from Barcelona to Alicante. It was very much like boarding on a plane, same safety rules, boarding cards, dedicated plateforms, stewards in each car, videos and in the upper classes, you can also order special meals.
I could no see the surrounding of Barcelona, as it was still dark. As we were nearing Valencia, we were surrounded with citrus trees, every single spot had a tree on it. Very impressive.

Even closer to Valencia, the citrus trees were replaced with vegetables. The landscape turned into a huge vegetable garden, with some concrete or ceramics plants in between.

The first surprise were those ladies wearing traditional dresses:
We saw several shops selling either the dresses or the fabrics to make them, and saw other ladies an the following day. I fell in love with that dress:


More pictures to come soon!

6 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a beautiful sight. I can see why you loved that dress. It is wonderful with all the beading, lace etc.

I also like the new look of your page.

Pat said...

What a wonderful suprise this must have been. Like sytepping back in town. I love "your" dress the yellow one in the group picture.

Rosemary said...

Thanks for the tour , that train ride sounds like a wonderful way to travel.
What a taste of Valencia you showed in your pictures from the oranges on the trees to the wonderful dresses the ladies were wearing. Can hardly wait to see more.

nikkipolani said...

Just the name sounds delightful! It's clear you had a good time - looking forward to seeing more of those gorgeous dresses.

startare said...

Magnifique! et elles les portent vraiment, c'est ce qui estle plus impressionnant.

Plays with Needles said...

This dress is beautiful! Was there embroidery on the bottom -- I can't quite tell from the picture?