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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport17723 views2008-07-23
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland (North Holland), The Netherlands
N52.305 E4.766 (est. from Google Earth)

We arrived in the European Union at this airport, and flew to Madrid, Spain on a plane that looked much like the one in this photo (taken from the plane we rode to Madrid!). Probably looking NW.
Traffic circle17482 views2008-07-24
Totana, Murcia, Murcia, Spain
N37.7762 W1.4566 (est. from Google Earth)

This is one of the many dozens of traffic circles we encountered in Spain (traffic circles are extremely rare in the USA). This one is near the hotel (photo taken from hotel room). Looking SE.
Our rental car3746 views2008-07-25
Totana, Murcia, Murcia, Spain
N37.7761 W1.4568

We rented a Citroën C4 diesel 4-door hatchback. It was an excellent and fuel-efficient car, which was good, given the cost of diesel fuel in Spain (about €1.33/l, $2.15 CDN/l, or $8.00 USD/gallon).
Lorca castle369 views2008-07-26
Lorca, Murcia, Murcia, Spain
N37.6772 W1.7087 (est. from Google Earth)

We went to Lorca for the Lorca Rock Festival, which took place the evenings of the 25th and 26th. During the day on the 26th, we toured the castle. And no, the guy on the left side of the photo is not real. Looking E.
Lone, tall palm tree463 views2008-07-26
Lorca, Murcia, Murcia, Spain
N37.6743 W1.6894 (est. from Google Earth)

This palm tree was plainly visible from the Lorca Rock Festival. This image, after major photo editing, became the "dot" in the current (as of early 2009) logo (the image in the upper-left corner of most of this website, excluding the blog and this photo gallery).
Nightwish at Lorca Rock Festival336 views2008-07-26
Lorca, Murcia, Murcia, Spain
N37.6743 W1.6894 (est. from Google Earth)

Nightwish was the main reason we went to Spain when we did. The reasons are complicated, but we got to see them the night of July 26. The concert was at Recinto Ferial Huerto de la Rueda de Lorca, a fairground (recinto ferial) with a stage for the performers. We only went to see five of the main-feature bands (Helloween, Apocalyptica, Michael Schenker Group, Lordi, and Nightwish), about half the bands that performed.
Scenery in eastern Andalucía334 views2008-07-27
near Vélez-Rubio, Almería, Andalucía, Spain
N37.6410 W2.0514

This scene is along Autovía A-92N, just west of the Andalucía/Murcia border, toward Vélez-Rubio. Looking west.
Narrow road337 views2008-07-27
east of Huesa, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain
N37.7604 W3.0289 (approx.)

Narrow roads are common in Spain (and, I assume, most of Europe), but this is the main road (actually, it's the ONLY road -- and it's two-way!) through the small community of Belerdas. We went this way because the highway from Huesa to Quesada was closed due to construction, and this was the indicated detour from Huesa. Looking E.
Overview from Santuario de Tíscar434 views2008-07-27
Tíscar, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain
N37.7685 W3.0228

The detour we took (due to road construction between Huesa and Quesada) sent us to the small community of Tíscar, and the sanctuary therein. This is a view from near the sanctuary. The small green dots on distant hillsides are olive trees, of which there are millions in Jaén province. Looking SW.
Restaurante el Santuario1078 views2008-07-27
Tíscar, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain
N37.7697 W3.0236

This is the beautiful restaurant at the sanctuary of Tíscar. We had planned to eat here this day, but didn't know exactly how to get to the restaurant. Fortunately, a detour (the highway between Huesa and Quesada was closed) led us directly to the site! And yes, the food was quite good. Looking SW.
Cazorla418 views2008-07-27
near Cazorla, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain
N37.9092 W3.0158

This is the city of Cazorla, from highway (carretera?) A-322. Looking ENE.
Cazorla's main plaza357 views2008-07-27
Cazorla, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain
N37.9107 W3.0024

The tower with the clock is the "Ayuntamiento" (Town Hall) building in "downtown" Cazorla. This photo was taken close to sunset. Looking E (approx.).
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