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White Dragon in Oviedo – Photos from Asturias

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Like any great city, Oviedo is full of gorgeous detail, unexpected sights and humorous juxtapositions. The hardest part of a photographer’s job here is deciding between the incredible picture opportunities!

White Dragon
Wedding Oviedo
LED Gijon
Gijon Bus
Zona Fumadores
Sidra Bucket
Sidra Mining
Pinchos Asturas
Sidra Elf
Rain Asturias
drip Spain
Camino de Santiago
Bear Bike
Relaxed Dog
Weird Bird Oviedo
Scream Oviedo
Oviedo Showing Leg
Bar Gijon
Dead Architecture
Praying for the Dead
Fly Bird Statue
Oviedo Center
Trash Shopping
Not Calatrava
Industria Asturias

Bargains Spain

Hotels Asturias
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October 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm Comments (0)

El Cristo – Oviedo from Above

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The neighborhood of El Cristo occupies a hill just south-west of the city center, and hosts the majority of the University of Oviedo’s facilities.

Power Plant Oviedo

We ascended into El Cristo, a hundred meters above the historic center, to check out the neighborhood. It’s a lively area full of students and residents, and interesting both for the crazy university architecture and the views over the valley.

Oviedo’s Plaza de Toros can be found in El Cristo, towards the foot of the hill. It’s out of use and has apparently become the hangout for the city’s alcoholics; at 11am, we saw a woman squatting in the bushes with her pants down, trying clownishly to maintain balance without letting go of her beer bottle. We named her “Sweetie”. Sweetie del Cristo.

The architecture is surreal, exactly what a sci-fi writer from 1964 might consider “futuristic”. Up at the very top of the hill, we arrived at the old meteorological center and a bunch of industrial storage silos, which would make a great location for a Hollywood chase scene. Overall, we liked El Cristo more than we thought we would. A cool contrast to the rest of Oviedo, which is so monumental and ancient.

Cristo Oviedo
Oviedo Students
Students Lost
Calatrava Swimming Pool
Soccer Oviedo
Oviedo You Tube
Oviedo Shapes
Hospital Oviedo
Oviedo Wired
Modern Art
Modern Art Photography



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September 28, 2010 at 5:04 pm Comments (2)

Oviedo Photos

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I’ve lost count of all the pictures I’ve taken since we arrived in Oviedo, but it’s a ton! We’re planning to organize a photo exhibit about Asturias, in Savannah, Georgia – our next destination. It would be a way of introducing both ourselves and Asturias to a brand new audience.

Enjoy the latest set of random Oviedo pictures:

Asturias Dog
Virgin Oviedo
Asturian Childen
Oviedo Artist
Rustic Bar Oviedo
Mail Bar Oviedo
Sidra Oviedo
Muchas Gracias
Oviedo Cow Statue
Azul Fontan Oviedo
Oviedo Bush
Sunset Oviedo
Oviedo at Night
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September 26, 2010 at 1:40 pm Comments (0)
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