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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Landscapes of Catalonia: Vallverd D'Urgell

Landscapes of Catalonia: Vallverd D'Urgell, LLeida

This landscape picture was taken last month during a visit to Vallverd d'Urgell, a very small town in one of the most beautiful provinces of Catalonia: Lleida

Vallverd is famous for the Castell del Remei good wine cellars and recently for L'Estany d'Ivars i Vallverd, an old pond dried up by man that will be recovered with an ambitious 8.500.000 euros environmental plan and turned into a natural park intended to attract long gone species of birds to their primitive habitat among other purposes. I definitely enjoyed the intensity of the blue skies over the vast prairie.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful !i like the solitude feel in this shot :)

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  2. yes, very beautiful and serene...

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  3. Looks hot already.

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  4. Ah, a wine region. Did you have some wine there? What kind of wine is it?

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  5. Im with you, that sky is so marvelous!

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  6. Thanks to you all for your kind comments. Nicola, this is red wine and yes I have tried it before, not this time. It is not the best you could have but believe it is better than many you could find out there. This is like pasta in Italy or champaigne in France. you have many brands but any of them no matter how cheap would be fantastic abroad. In general the taste is good, better than average but not as refined as others like Rioja or Ribera del Duero wines.

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  7. Interesting! So is the wine called Vallverd then? How about white wine, do you have it there as well? Most of the times I hear about the red wine, white wine doesn't seem very popular, no?

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  8. Hi, found you on photoblogs! Great image... I'm really big on skies and clouds, well done!

    Regards,
    Jason

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