Sunday, 6 October 2013

Walking by Jerez! ¡Paseando por Jerez!





Although I like walk by the city centre,
sometimes I also roam other areas,
this tour along the great's Jerez avenues is also charming.
Aunque me gusta pasear por el centro de la ciudad, 
algunas veces también recorro otras zonas.
Este recorrido por las grandes avenidas de Jerez también tiene encato



Villa de Jerez Hotel
Hotel Villa de Jerez

Mansion on the outskirts of the old Jerez
Mansion en las afueras del Jerez antiguo
 

Abrantes' Duke Avenue
Avenida Duque de Abrantes

Abrantes' Duke Avenue
Avenida Duque de Abrantes



Recreo de las Cadenas S.XIX by Charles Garnier

Gardens of the Palace
Jardines del Palacio




Head office of the Royal School of Equestrian Art
Sede de la Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre

Gardens of the Palace
Jardines del Palacio

Gardens of the Palace
Jardines del Palacio

Head office of the Royal School of Equestrian Art
Sede de la Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre

Head office of the Royal School of Equestrian Art
Sede de la Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre

Gardens of the Palace
Jardines del Palacio



Head office of the Royal School of Equestrian Art
Sede de la Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre

Stables from the Royal School of Equestrian Art
Cuadras de la Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre


Palmera Plaza Hotel built in the old Wisdom & Warter Wine Cellars
Hotel Palmera plaza Construido en las antiguas bodegas Wisdom & Warter

Ancha Street
Calle Ancha

Ancha Street
Calle Ancha

Monument to Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
in front of a part of the arab Wall Ancha street
Monumento a Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
delante de un trozo de la muralla árabe
en la Calle Ancha


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28 comments:

  1. Dearest Marina,
    Are those Jacaranda trees that line Calle Ancha? Looks like and for sure in spring they will look like heaven, even with the petals falling off a little later and lining the pavement.
    What an architectural wealth you have all around you! Are you aware of this beauty; guess so since you capture it for us to share with you!
    Love those old buildings and the Royal Academy for Andalusian Equestrian Art; wow. Great idea for having converted the wine cellars into the Palmera Plaza hotel!
    In México when we did there consulting work together, we often stayed in Mansion hotels that were also fabulous. Just like in the 16th Century with all the furniture and art inside. That gave you a very special feeling each morning when enjoying breakfast outside on the huge patio, covered with arches and bougainvillea around with palm trees.
    Looking at these photos I can see how much Spanish influence there is in the architecture n Florida. That's why we love driving there I guess, it is like going back to Spain for us...
    Enjoy it for me!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. We have Jacaranda trees in Porvera Street but these ones of Ancha street have yellow flowers. http://marinainblue.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/bugamvilla-mi-floristeria-favorita.html#comment-form This is a link to a post where you can see Jacarandas in Porvera Street

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    2. Thanks for passing on this link! From the foliage alone it is hard to tell... But those yellow flowers are also quite exotic. It must be the Yellow poinciana or yellow Flamboyant. We have them in Florida as well and also all over in Indonesia where we lived... You are spoiled for living in such paradise like region! Enjoy it!

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  2. What a lovely walk I just had! Thank you! Christa

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    1. you are welcome! That's the aim. Sharing is always good

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  3. Gracias por este agradable paseo Marina, que ganas tengo de conocer Jerez!!!!

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    1. Pues ya sabes, por aquí andamos. Cuando quieras das un salto y ya está.

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  4. Que bonito,verde y florido,un paseo estupendo para cerrar el fin de semana!
    Besos

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  5. Thank you for taking us on your lovely walk! I love the old architecture, the beautiful iron fences and gates, and the beautiful paving. Such a gorgeous city. Hugs xoxo

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    1. Thank you Karen, not everybody apreciate this kind of things.
      Hugs

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  6. I always enjoy seeing photos of your beautiful city of Jerez. The palm trees are lovely, as are the palace grounds. Thank you for taking us along!

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    1. Thank you Cindy I love walking with you. hugs

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  7. I did! I enjoyed the walk! The photos were all beautiful, but I am partial to the ones of Ancha Street.

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    1. I love sharing my walks with all of you
      Hugs

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  8. What a lovely area. Love the architecture and the cobblestoned streets.

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    1. Part of the city was cobblestoned but the oldest part had only stones it was very difficult walking . Nowadays the most of the streets have been restored with cobble

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  9. La escuela ecuestre es una de mis visitas pendientes... ;)
    Gracias por compartir esas bonitas imágenes!!
    Besotes

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    1. Yo si he visitado la Plaza de Toros de Ronda. jejeje

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  10. Marina, en que ciudad más elegante y señorial vives! Gracias por enseñarnosla!

    Saludos!!

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    1. Gracias Kat.En cierto modo si tuvo una época de esplendor, pero ultimamente gran parte del Centro histórico está en ruinas, justo ahora hay una plataforma que intenta junto con el ayuntamiento recuperar de alguna manera la zona centro que es la más dañada. Besos

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  11. I love the photos! It is all so charming! Bouganvilla grows well here too!

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  12. I had no idea Charles Garnier had worked in Jerez. He is the same architect as the Paris Opera's architect, isn't he? Not just someone by the same name, I mean?

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    1. Yes, Magali he is the same architect. We had a splendorous time in Jerez when the wineries were a great industry in the city. Hugs

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  13. Nice buildings! And thank you for your several comments in my blog :)

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