Places Remembered: Salamanca

For the inspiration for this post, I have to thank one of my photo friends in New Zealand, Alicia Scott.  The other day she posted a wonderful photo (link here) that she’d made in Salamanca, Spain.  This brought my own memories of Salamanca up to the forefront, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.  I have had (so far) only one opportunity to visit, but I hope I may yet have another.  It’s a wonderful, historic city, and home to the first university in the country.  I arrived in mid-afternoon and had time for some exploration before finding a little informal restaurant for dinner and getting a good night’s sleep before another few hours of driving in the morning to get to my next destination.

As I prepared for travel the next morning, my gaze out my hotel window was greeted with nice, thick fog.  I hadn’t a lot of time to spend before being on my way, but I spared enough to set up my tripod to capture a couple of early morning remembrances—until next time!

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9 Responses to Places Remembered: Salamanca

  1. I love these images! The convergence of lines of the first two point to the those wonderful Spanish buildings. And the fog is so ethereal. I, too, have been to Spain only once and loved my time there. I was in Barcelona and have photos of gargoyles jutting straight out over the streets. So odd. Thank you so much for posting these! I will have to pull out my photo album and renew my acquaintance with Spain.

    • krikitarts says:

      I love being inspired by others to revisit places that leave lasting memories for me, and it’s every bit as good to learn that my enthusiasm has been picked up by a friend. I hope you share some of your favorites from Barcelona. (Gargoyles, please!) When were you there?

      • Oh, gosh, my visa expires this year so it has to be about 10 years ago. I was a recreational photographer then (meaning, I took snapshot photos). I don’t even remember what kind of point-and-shoot I had! I remember the gargoyles distinctly because of how they stuck straight out and stared down at me! My photo albums are packed away but I will go look for them today.

  2. Haha. I meant my passport expires this year…. I checked out my photos. They aren’t great, which is what I expected. I was in Paris for a day and got a photo of the saints jutting out from Notre Dame much like the gargoyles. All my gargoyle photos are dark since I was shooting into the sky from an alley. Too bad. :( But it was fun to go back through the photos.

    • krikitarts says:

      I thought that’s what you meant. My passport expired just a few months ago and I had to renew it, too. It took much less time than they said it would. You’re so right about the fun of going through old photos. It seems there’s always a surprise if you really take the time–I’ve found some treasures in negatives that never saw prints before. Oh, the wonder of negative scanners!

  3. Beautiful images, and thanks so much Gary for putting the link to my blog. Salamanca really is special isn’t it? And the fog makes the city look really great.

    • krikitarts says:

      It really was. I was quite sorry to have to leave it so soon, without even a full day to explore. But, then again, we have to do what we can in the time that we have, as with so many things in life. It makes it just that much more important to do our best in the time given to us, and to share the things we love.

  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Good pictures, Gary >>> I especially like the one below the top one – excellent framing! A very interesting shot, lots to look at. Adrian

  5. krikitarts says:

    I remember distinctly how much fun I had composing that one. And there are even two storks! Thanks for sharing that you like it, too.

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