In Trujillo (a photo gallery) - The Seven Year Itch - CycleBlaze

April 20, 2024

In Trujillo (a photo gallery)

For me, Trujillo is really an exceptional place, a town like Caceres that almost overwhelms you with all there is to see and appreciate.  Even with this being our third time here I found myself constantly stopping to gaze with amazement at some new exceptional sightline.  If I tried to say anything more about it though I’ll never get caught up.

Trujillo’s Plaza Major must be one of the most distinctive such spaces in Spain, somewhere you could never mistake for anywhere else.
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There’s a wedding on today.
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This is the third time we’ve come to Trujillo, and today’s conditions are by far the best. For one thing, it’s nice to have blue skies rather than the rain we saw both times before. And, it’s stork season.
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The Alifer Tower would be eye-catching even without the storks.
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Some chimneys.
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Bill Shaneyfelt...and one UFO.
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Scott AndersonTo Bill ShaneyfeltRock pigeon. Woo, hoo!
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The ornate Palace of the Marquis of the Conquest, built and owned by the Pizarro family on riches brought back by Francisco Pizarro from his conquest of the Incas.
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Corner detail, Saint Martin Church.
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Details from the roofline of the palace.
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A corner detail of the palace.
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Trujillo’s castle has Moorish origins, built in the 9th century.
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Keith AdamsPrehistoric monument, or modern "art"?
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Scott AndersonTo Keith AdamsI don’t know, but I suspect the former. I’m surprised I couldn’t find anything about it.
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The church of Santa Maria la Mayor.
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#220: Pallid swift. Very similar to common swifts, except for their pale, whitish forehead. Swifts are nearly impossible to photograph because they’re in constant, fast, erratic motion. If I tried harder I could have included a terrible photo of a crag-martin (#221), another hopelessly difficult subject.
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A view north from the fortress. It looks like there’s evidence of a village or cluster of homes down there.
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Church? Fortress? Palace?
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Walking back toward the center.
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Some old gate or another, with a Eurasian blackbird.
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Keith AdamsNot designed for motorized traffic.
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Scott AndersonTo Keith AdamsNot this spot, for sure; it’s surprising though how narrow some of these alleys are that cars manage to squeeze through. I wonder if they ever get wedged in.
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Angela NaefGreat photo!
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Scott AndersonTo Angela NaefThanks, Angela. I was pleased when the lady in red walked into the frame and hurried the shot before she disappeared again.
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There’s no shortage of interesting doors in Trujillo.
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The Plaza Major, from the front of the ajuntamiento.
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Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of the Incas.
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Suzanne GibsonWow, what great lighting you got!
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Scott AndersonTo Suzanne GibsonI was really pleased with how this came out, though it feels odd putting a glow around such a questionable historical figure.
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Suzanne GibsonTo Scott AndersonI quite agree!
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