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Still progressing to the next big cities we were trying to enjoy the country side. Unfortunately there was one principle crop along the way. Olive trees as far as the eye can see and not one yellow crested cockatoo or pink and grey galah in sight. Ubeda did have some interesting renaissance buildings but of course ...
Now that our return was fixed, we started counting days off – how much here? How much there? All of a sudden we went from feeling as if we had too much time set aside for Morocco, to maybe we needed more time. Do we lollygag in Spain and cut Morocco short or keep a tidy agenda in Spain? Who knows? We'll see.
Following Madrid, it was nice to be in a smaller town and Cordoba fit the bill. From Cordoba we decided to spend a couple of nights in ...
Like its slightly larger neighbor Ubeda, Baeza as observed
today is largely a product of the Renaissance despite much earlier routes. The
two towns are, in fact, so rich in almost purely Renaissance architecture that
they together constitute a UNESCO World Heritage site.
I visited Baeza in the tarde (afternoon) after spending the
manana (morning) in Ubeda. Manana and tarde in Spain ...
... Ubeda are like the two towns that Vandelvira built.
Compared to larger cities, not that many of the Renaissance
buildings in Ubeda are of museum stature that can be visited by the public.
Many now function as buildings for public administration or education and are
only interesting from the outside. There are a couple of note, though,
including the Sacra Capilla del Salvador, a funerary monument to Francisco de
los Cobos, one ...
... this ensemble on.
When they complain about the cold here, all I can do is laugh and think back to those fun mornings in Wisconsin when I looked out at the 2 feet of snow on the ground, with a wind chill factor of about -30.
This is still a tropical vacation.
That's all for now. I have a 2 day work week next week, and then an off to Budapest, Hungary, Vienna, Austria and Brussels, Belgium from February 22-29.