October 09, 2005

Photos from Valencia

Photos by Dan Ramirez.

The Plaza del Ayuntamiento at night, from the balcony of our hotel room. Note how discreetly the golden arches fit into the background: the red sign to the left of the traffic light.

Same view in daylight without the zoom.

We forget which church plaza this is -- there are so many of them. Probably in Valencia, but maybe another city. The banner on the wall commemorates a visit by John Paul II.

A meat shop with hanging hams and sausages, at the Mercado Central, which my guidebook calls "the city's true royal palace, Spain's largest and most beautiful market, a confection of iron and glass, topped with a parrot-and-swordfish weathervane."

Me at La Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias, showplace for the work of architect Santiago Calatrava.

More Calatrava. Note the tiny workman standing on the side of the taller building.

A ceiling in the Museo de Bellas Artes in Valencia.