Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cruise Day 4, Valencia

Oft-overlooked, Valencia is a blue collar, child-friendly, city that doesn't share the same high esteem or regard of Barcelona or Madrid. Still, we quite enjoyed the modern architecture mixed with the Arabic and Roman history of the region.

This sculpture is a representation of literacy and the many different possibilities that reading can lead to. Of course, Shelley wanted a picture of it. I'm glad it turned out OK; taking pictures through a tour bus window is always dicey.
literacy scupture

We left the city for the small town of Sagunto where we strolled through the streets on the way to some Roman ruins. Obediently following our tour guide, as group #2, she tells us that this town square is used for Sagunto's version of the running of the bulls, featuring flaming balls affixed to the horns of the chasers.
Sagunto Square

A semi-spelunking venture to San Jose Caves in Vall d'Uixo received mixed reviews, but a serving of orxata, the region's "typical drink" went down smoothly.

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