Friday, February 11, 2011

Where do you suppose these skies could be?

 New Mexico?


Maybe Baja California, Mexico?


Perhaps the Badlands of Alberta?

No, none of the above.
Between Christmas and New Year's Eve, 2010, my husband presented me with some "surprise pictures" as he called them. He had found a memory card, in his movie camera, containing hundreds of still pictures taken just before Christmas, 2008, during our road trip around Spain. These were taken between Zaragoza and Madrid, and they certainly illustrate why the Spanish wanted to colonize Mexico, California and Arizona when they first came to North America: the land looked familiar to the Conquistadores, it felt like home!

Posted for Skywatch Friday, the "heavenly" photo meme
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Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures and lovely skies! We lived in Madrid for a year and a half and your photos brought back lots of memories! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Kay!


Fran said...

It also shows why a lot of spaghetti westerns were filmed in that region. Beautiful pictures, have a great weekend x

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bellissimo luoghi !
Mi piacerebbe molto poterli visitare !
Buona serata :)

Mara said...

This reminds me: I need to scan in my photos of my one trip to Spain I ever took (Ibiza). A long time ago and I didn't see anything like what you saw!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

SPAIN? I guessed Arizona.

Beautiful pictures!

Cezar and Léia said...

Spain, what a fabulous trip!
I hope to visit Madri someday!
I love all pictures, thanks for sharing!
hugs and happy weekend,

Kay said...

Wow! You sure had me fooled!

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures !
and it also gives me the answer to my question if you had ever been in Europe, lol !

sarayutouched said...

love them all...thanks hubby!!

happy sss.

Francisca said...

Christmas all over again...! I know I have some additional photos somewhere, but for now I hardly have time to process and post what I take recently. I know this area of Spain, although I've spent more time on the southern coast. My grandparents and an aunt lived in Marbella.

Phil said...

That was a good question Kay as I believe they film western movies in areas of Spain. Got back from Egypt by the way but we didn't have to go via Cairo.

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous skies Kay. That one photo does remind me of Baja California.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a fascinating post! Loved the comparisons and loved the idea that your sweet husband gave you these photo memories for Christmas. Loved it all.