28.10.10

Kitsch e-cards from Solano's land


Badajoz was one of many Spanish frontier towns, where generations of Portuguese people used to buy Solano caramels. [But I prefer smooth very soft eating creamy toffee instead hard caramels as Solano’s].



The restored square called Plaza Alta ( or Obispo Marín de Rodezno, the oldest square of Badajoz), with tricolor picturesque alleyways and arcades.




After a lot of mint granizado ...

23.10.10

La Emboscada de Villamesías

On the road, 25 kms far from Trujillo, we glimpsed a nice old church ... however the village wasn't so attractive as we presumed ... ugly lamps and electrical cables ...




Iglesia Parroquial de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, Plaza de España, Villamesías



Near Villamesías took place the most important armed confrontation in the province of Cáceres, during the first days of the Civil War: the well-known “battle of Villamesías”. Troops of the Alger Regiment, helped by the Civil Guard and Phalanges of Miajadas and Zorita, faced several columns of republicans commanded by the Ciudad Real Civil Governor. It was the most serious attempt to reconquer the province of Cáceres that the republicans intend during the first attacks of the conflict. The military services formed by workers and farmers, were decimated without compassion in an ambush at Cañada Mariagua. They demonstrated a fervent patriotic ardor, but lacking a minimum of adequate military preparation and fighting against professional troops, its defeat was resounding.

8.10.10

My third visit to Trujillo (4) La Alberca






La Alberca

One of the first recorded mentions of Trujillo are in the writings of Higinius, a Roman under Tragen. Trujillo is described as a colony dependent on Augusta Emerita, modern day Merida. Trujillo was known as Turgallium, a primitive defensive village, during the Roman epoch (206 BC-414 AC). Through time the name morphed until it achieved its current formulation. The higher part of the city is where one will find evidence that the Romans ever settled here. La Alberca (water reservoir) is a natural spring converted into a "bath". Other reminders of the Roman presence may lie buried beneath Trujillo.


Behind the church of San Andrés is La Alberca (from the Albirka), a building many scholars believe to have been a Roman bath. It is eleven meters deep, formed by three natural springs and at the bottom a Roman stone can be found, with some carving but no inscription. It was reformed by the Arabs for irrigation. It was used as a public bath until 1935. At that time women went to bathe in the morning and men in the afternoon. In front of the entrance is a late Medieval sarcophagus, which has found a new function as a drinking trough for cattle. (Lancia Publications, page32)

My third visit to Trujillo - España, Extremadura (3)





I took so long to publish this posts about Trujillo, because my photos (Shooting Date: 25/08/2010) and my words didn't captured its essence/atmosphere, neither the beauty of the moment. When I saw the pics I felt tremendously disappointed in myself ... Don't seem ... too much photos ...



















My third visit to Trujillo - España, Extremadura (2)