Sunday Post: Road

I happened upon a weekly photo challenge in my travels around the blogosphere and I decided to try it this week.  Here is the post from Jake Sprinter:  A road is a route, or way on land between two places, which typically has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, or motor vehicle. Roads consist of one, or sometimes two roadways each with one or more lanes and also any associated sidewalks . Roads that are available for use by the public may be referred to as public roads or highways.

And so I immediately thought about my various photos of roads in Spain.  I hope you all enjoy my selection here.

Typical Toledo road:


another road in Toledo, with mudejar architecture


There are many pedestrianized roads in Spain.  This one in Sevilla is where our hotel was:

Larios Street, a pedestrianized road in Malaga:


Typcial road in Cordoba:


A typical road in Madrid, from our hotel room:



The road leading into Toledo from the train station


The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood

and sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
and looked down one as far as I could
to where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
and having perhaps the better claim
because it was grassy and wanted wear;
though as for that, the passing there
had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
in leaves no feet had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference.


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14 responses to “Sunday Post: Road

  1. Welcome to Jake’s challenge. I’m too sleepy to try it right now. Think I recognise that one in Cordoba. So many roads leading… somewhere.

    • that’s in the old Jewish part of town, you were probably there too. it was from you that I learned of Jake’s challenge, it was fun!!

  2. jakesprinter

    Great work my friend thanks for posting :)

  3. amazing pictures and great composition

  4. First of all – welcome to the world of Photo Challenges! This is a wonderful contribution.

    Ah yes! I´m familiar with all of these beautiful cities in Spain – except for Toledo. We are hoping to make the journey there maybe in September or October this year. I would be interested to hear what you have to say about it, Toby.

  5. Claudia

    Great posts for the challange! I’d love to go to Spain someday. :)

  6. I really enjoyed your post. Amazing streets! I think it is fun to collect pictures on a theme when I’m traveling.

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