Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Our trip to Zaragoza

On the road to Zaragoza, I took this picture of a hill side with old structures on them. I'm not sure if anyone lived in them or not. The one on the left certainly doesn't.
We finished cleaning the Elders piso and we wanted to see at least one thing in the city. This is a huge Cathedral in Zaragoza. This is at an angle as we were going to see it.
We went by some pools. The one on the top you can't see well. It is right under the design at the top of the picture. Kids were actually playing in it. Quite interesting here in Spain how relaxed they are in somethings.
This is the left side of the Cathedral. You see the scaffolding on the far left. They seem to be always fixing or refreshing the Cathedrals here in Spain. They are so old, I guess they would have to.
This is the very front of the building. The people and the tables and chairs actually belong to little bars, restaurants here. I am sure this is pretty popular because it is across from the Cathedral. There are thousands of these restaurants here in Spain. Usually there are 1-2 on every street. They all seem to do good business too.
This is the far right and also the enterance to the Cathedral. Inside was really ornate. I thought of the Book of Mormon where they described the money and show in the abomnable church. It was really beautiful and very detailed. We couldn't take pictures though. I would have really liked to have. There was a lot of gold leafing and silver in there. They have a guard probably to protect everything and keep us from taking pictures. You could see people using their cell phones taking pictures. There were many people there that were praying and touching the legs of the Savior and crossing themselves. They are very spiritual in there.
This chapel is just down the court yard in front of the Cathedral. The court yard was well taken care of.
On our way home, I wanted to show you the difference between here and Bilbao. It is much dryer here. These are houses built out of a huge rock.
A Chapel built on top of a hill. There are many around here like that. See how dry it is. It reminds me of Arizona. We are just not as hot.
Just another structure here on the hill.


heidi said...

wow it looks much drier there! I wish we had some old building here in the US, too bad we aren't as old of a country,lol!

Danette said...

It does look a lot like Arizona there! I'm glad it is cooler. We hope we just had our last 100° day yesterday. I'm sick to death of the heat!! The castles look neat - but I bet they are a ton better in person!