The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

ABC Wednesday - V for Valencia

Valencia founded by the Romans in BC 138 is Spain's third city - a busy vibrant place, the city is circled by the dry river bed of the Rio Turia.

This river bed has been developed into gardens , sports areas and the City of Arts and Science - Ciutat de les arts i de les ciencies.

You can find here cinemas, dolphinarium, concert hall, gardens and museums.

For more information see

All very modern design..  Here the flamingos are having a rest.

Situated not too far from the city centre - walk or take the local bus. This covered garden has a wonderful  display of cacti.

He looks a bit wild !!


mrsnesbitt said...

Gosh early bird!
Valencia also has a great Race Track which is used for World Superbike Races....always looks so sunny!

Hyde DP said...

that wild statue is most intriquing.

Juliana RW said...

nice V post you have.

Mine in here Thanks

picturing said...

Great shots for all of them.

My ABC in here Thanks

RuneE said...

I can see that Valencia has changed a lot since I was there - but that was in 1977...

Thanks for shearing!

Anonymous said...

I like all these modern design photos you have today. A very interesting place to visit!

Petunia said...

WoW! Great shots of a beautiful place:)

Petunia's ABC

leslie said...

The photos are fantastic when opened up! What incredible architecture - that's what I love about Europe. It's not even close to Canada's architecture. Pop by to see my "V" today! :D

John said...

Great shots of a nice place.
Thanks for sharing!

ellen b said...

Very nice post for V. I like your Cornwall garden guy who needs a haircut also :0)

photowannabe said...

Fascinating place. I didn't know about Valencia...thanks for the info.

Neva said...

I like the statue.....nice.

Katney said...

I think I need to go back to visit places I saw 40 odd years ago. Things have changed or my memory is defective.

nina said...

Cool place to Visit!

Nina at Nature Remains

Penguins - move your cursor and take them for a walk !!

Say it as it is ......

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars.

Look around !!!

What is this life, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?

W. H. Davies  1870-1940