Monday, May 30, 2011

Valencia, Spain

Outside the Lladro factory

At the entrance to the Lladro factory...everything inside was "top secret", so no pictures--but it was fascinating to see how the statues are made. We saw each part of the process (e.g., ceramic molds, painting and firing of porcelain, etc.)

Eating paella, a rice and meat dish for which Valencia is known

Bullfighting ring

A street in old town Valencia

Fountain in old town

Riding rented bikes in Jardines Del Turia, a several mile long park with paths, playgrounds, fountains, etc.

Palau de les Arts, a performing arts venue

Drinking horchata, a drink that supposedly originated in Valencia

Science museum

Valencia Street Circuit, where the Formula One European Grand Prix is held

Amazing sand castle