I’m afraid it’s a quick post from me as I’m playing tour guide to my parents this week! Here’s my regular Wednesday post from Avilés, Asturias.
These pretty little houses were facing the river, on the opposite side of the bank from the very fancy Cultural Center (so fancy that even Brad Pitt had a hand in creating it!) I love the different-colored buildings with their little balconies poking out to get a glimpse of the winding river.
I’m not sure what the painting at the end is for, but I do know that similar paintings in Barcelona were done if your neighbor suddenly decided to build quite a bit higher. You lost your view, but to compensate, some places gave you a painting of the river so you didn’t entirely miss out on seeing the water. I’m not sure if that’s the case here too, but it’s a funny way to make up for it!
P.S. On the topic of Asturias, a special thanks to the team from Paradores de España, who offered me a very cool opportunity in Asturias. I wasn’t able to make it this time, but I hope I can in the future! Look up the paradores if you want somewhere beautiful and a bit different to stay in Spain.