Pena de los Halcones
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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 ...
... supporting an olive tree or in the shade of one. Even as we climbed the torturous mountains of the Sierra Nevada, the trees marched right up the side. I can’t imagine how the fruit is harvested – for that matter, I can’t imagine how someone stands upright at that slant! We have been told that there are over 400k trees in this area and it is responsible for 25% of the Worlds olive oil. I think I believe it.
We arrived by bus ...
... particular reason because I found it even more attractive than Ubeda with a
center of public buildings including its Cathedral and old university almost
completely built in light colored stone in a very harmonious style. Although it
wasn’t apparent that I climbed quite a lot the ridge top location and 2,700
foot (800 meter) elevation of both Baeza and Ubeda make for a quite appealing
Ubeda and Baeza are two small cities in Jaen Province about
30 miles from Jaen, an easy trip by bus. They have nicknames along the lines of
“The Cradle of the Renaissance in Spain” for having flowered economically in
the 1500s on the wool trade. The wealthy families in both towns built their
palaces and public buildings in the latest style of the time, one imported from
Italy that we now call Renaissance. Although ...
... br> Took a bit of time to reach the autovia for the 2H trip to Ibida. Of particular note were fields and fields of olive trees and a couple of large solar panel fields. Apparently Spain gets 40% of its energy from solar and wind sources.
Elaine must have thought she had to fill in the silence as she detailed more of the uncertain history of flamenco dancing in Spain. It has four parts: singing, guitar, claping and dancing.
We headed into the Andulusian province ...