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Flavors Of Spain--Elderhostel


These images are selected from digicam photos I took during an Elderhostel tour, "Flavors of Spain", from March 26- April 7, 2001. This tour focused on the food and wine that is typical in Madrid, Castilla y Leon and La Rioja regions. Information about tours run by Elderhostel, Inc. can be found at their website.

Please scroll down and click on any thumbnail (small image) to see a larger version, which will open in a separate window. Because of file-compression and monitor-size requirements, the displayed images are significantly reduced in quality compared to the originals. Although you are free to copy any of them, tour members who require higher-resolution files for printing certain shots should email me at pjrose@frontiernet.net The thumbnails are arrayed in chronological order (left-to-right), and the locations are indicated-often with a guess -in the captions. All photos were made with a Nikon Coolpix 950 digicam. Most of the images were resized to a height of less than 500 pixels; a slight amount of sharpening and adjustment for contrast and brightness was also applied.
All images are © 2001 by P. I. Rose.

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Days 5 through 7
(Ribera del Duero bodega, Peñafiel, Toro, Zamora, roast piglet, rooster, cheese factory, Valladolid, Tordesillas):



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a bodega visit in the Ribera del Duero region in the tasting room Peñafiel Plaza del Coso--used as the town's bull ring. In distance looms the castle A closer view of the castle from below. Inside is a marvelous Wine Museum.

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atop the Peñafiel castle walls A view from Peñafiel castle. This 180 degree panorama was made from 6 separate photos. Remember to scroll the picture... lunch at Asador Mauro 2 the restaurant's Master Roaster checks to see if our roast suckling pig is ready enjoying our wait for the main dish to arrive Cocinillo asado is ready to be served!

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contemplating the meal cooking demo at the Tordesillas Parador: First, take one 8-9 lb. free-range rooster... Carmen tells how to catch a rooster... ...be careful! Inspector Hayward, taste-testing

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our dessert that evening: Parador's toasted egg-yolk pie (Milhojas rellenas de manzana reineta y nata) in front of Parador de Tordesillas: our bus awaits walking through town of Toro, toward the Collegiate Church Toro: the "Portico de la Gloria" doorway of the Collegiate Church in Toro: the "Portico de la Gloria" doorway midday chat

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the ubiquitous "Black-Butt" storks at their nest Zamora market something for everyone Wings Over Zamora at the cheese factory: Inspector Hayward the creator of award-winning "Queso de Oveja de Zamora"

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queso oveja--just resting justified pride in his artisanal tradition Storks atop church in Valladolid. I see at least 5 of them here! Vallodolid roasting lamb in the oven of La Solana Restaurant (Valladolid)

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La Solana Restaurant (Valladolid) at La Solana Tordesillas: Convent of Santa Clara and home of Queen Joan ("Juana la Loca") Santa Clara Convent--gilded chapel

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