valencia part 2 is what happened next under the valencia sun during my stay.
this was the first time i attempted to take some real pictures of the ciudad de las artes y de las ciencias.
bluebell coffee roasters is a very cute hipster place. it’s on the way to the harbour, so a bit off the beaten path.
this is the amusement park right next to the harbour. i loved wandering around the turned off attractions: the vivid colours looked great in the sunlight!
we reached the harbour here.
i found this beautiful bunch of anemones right in front of tinglado 2.
this is tinglado 2 in the marina real juan carlos I. they are actually a few warehouses built 100 hundred years ago. nowadays, in the evenings, they’re full of skaters and roller skaters.
this is the way to the main beach of the city: malvarossa.
and then we walked into cabanyal. this neighborhood used to be a fishing village back in the day. i love how colorful it is, both literally and figuratively.
our place is very close to a grid of streets full of asian restaurants and supermarkets. this wonton soup was exactly what the doctor ordered!
asian supermarkets are a trip. i mean… just look at what they have!
and among the asian stores there’s also the romanian grocer’s. what you see below is a selection of traditional kinds of jam including sour cherries, blackberries, quince, roses (yes, roses!), bitter cherries, etc. great place!
on december the 31st, the world has a huge running march in celebration of san silvestre. in valencia, it took place on the 30th. the entire city seemed to be participating, running with family and friends, in the weirdest costumes they could find. if anybody was not running, they were certainly cheering the participants on from the sides. i loved the atmosphere!
this is a hyuro piece from back in 2011. i love it that they respect her work and do not cover it.
back in turia, under one of the bridges.
i’m in el carmen here, taking pictures of the new street art pieces.
this looks like a commissioned piece by deih.
i mentioned disneylexya in my last post. how cool is this piece?
you cannot and shouldn’t miss mercat central.
especially if it can help you pick the wine for the new year’s eve party!
chamber for aging beef.
when the countdown to the new year begins, you must eat 12 grapes. we did!
this was a home party. and i think i’m already showing too much as it is…
on january the 1st, we took a day trip. just outside the city, there’s a huge natural park featuring an endless lake called albuferra.
and then we walked to el saler, a beach nearby. we spent hours beachcombing, walking and having late lunch.
this is the beautiful building of the museum of ceramics and decorative arts. i’ve never been inside. one day though…!
this is the bell tower of the iglesia de santa catalina.
part 3 is ready to be posted so keep an open eye!
photo credits: little aesthete