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.
14 responses to “Sunday Post: Road”
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!!
Great work my friend thanks for posting :)
thanks! it was fun :)
amazing pictures and great composition
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.
I have a couple of posts about Toledo, you could start there. It’s a wonderful (albeit hilly) ancient town, full of history and fabulous architecture. and did I mention how picturesque it is? It’s a must-see city in Spain in my opinion. Do go visit! You won’t be disappointed.
Look forward to it – thanks!
you’re welcome. ask me anything and I’ll try to answer.
Great posts for the challange! I’d love to go to Spain someday. :)
thanks! I hope you make it to Spain, it is enchanting :)
I really enjoyed your post. Amazing streets! I think it is fun to collect pictures on a theme when I’m traveling.
thanks! it was fun to put together. I created another of several bougainvillea pics from Spain as well. thanks for your nice comments.