Wine, candy floss, enchanting buildings and seashells.
León, Spain, is just one beautiful Spanish city along the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Go visit it!
Tip: Visit the Barrio Humedo and try the saucy blue cheese patatas, drink a copa of local wine (Tierra de León) and find a seat with a view of the cathedral, Santa María de León, at sunset.
León looks gorgeous! I especially like your second photo down. I very nearly ended up studying abroad there, and have wanted to go ever since.
It is! You can also see the “Picos de Europa” from one of bridges, conveniently located near the bus station. I really recommend it for a great (& cheap!) escape away from Spain’s larger cities. Also, if you want to follow Gaudi’s influence, you can check out nearby Astorga. He designed a palace there, but it’s additionally noteworthy because it’s also on el camino!
I studied abroad in León and have a special love for the city. It’s often overlooked, but your photos send it to center stage. Glad to hear you had a good time there!
P.S. The Humedo is awesome, indeed 😉
I wish I could eat those patatas with blue cheese right now!
Yeah, El Llar’s patatas are so delicious! Time to plan a trip to León…
Great shots – LOOOVE the shadowy one with the two men! You might enjoy my few shots of the city at http://alotofwind.com/galleries/salamanca-y-leon/ although yours are more comprehensive and give a better flavour. Pleased to have found your site 🙂
Wow! What kind of lens do you use? Your photo of the cathedral is amazing! I also really like the one with the color bursts. Where is it? You’ve got a great eye!
I use my super wide an awful lot: 10-20mm, usually at the 10mm end. The cathedral shot has had an additional bit of post processing in gimp, to straighten it up the way an old-fashioned shift lens would have done. At the side of the cathedral there’s a cloister you can visit and when I did there was a brightly coloured plastic pavilion in the middle of it.Thanks!
It’s a great effect! I have a Nikon D90, which has a cropped sensor so I really need to invest in a wide angle lens. The results are always amazing.
As to your second note, evidently, I need to investigate more!
Love your photos! Did you learn how to take these kind of photos or is it just done naturally?
Thanks! I took a few photojournalism courses during university, but I think the real secret is just shoot, shoot and then shoot some more!