Sunday, December 21, 2014

Photo walk in Gijon

We decided to visit Gijon, about 40 minutes away along the coast from us. On a Sunday there is a large outdoor market and it was also an opportunity to visit any Christmas markets and see the decorations. A very different experience to what we would have seen in the UK. Here are a few photographs with captions...

A velveteen mannequin of a boy on the second-hand market

The glorious red squirrels in Parque Isabel la Catolica

The promenade

Winter - ah, the smell of mothballs

Traditional marzipan crocodiles and monsters - the price tag for the small one read €78

A Morrocan style walkway through a water feature in Begonia Square

A rather subdued Christmas market

A revolving Christmas tree made from Cider bottles...

Surfers waiting for the next big wave in the bay

A swimmer preparing to battle the cold, cold water.

Having fun on the winter beach, dogs are not allowed on the beach in Summer

A Rhea in the parque we called him Chris

Chris' dinosaur-like feet


  1. Thank you for your very interesting and informative posts, I have enjoyed them and the lovely photos that illustrate them. The music also. Wishing you a happy Christmas and a new year filled with happiness, joy and contentment. Jenny.

    1. Thank you Jenny. It is always good to get feedback. We wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2015. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Much appreciated. Ian and Luis x


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