Friday, 22 May 2009

Villa de Leiva surrounds

The countryside surrounding Villa de Leiva is varied, with semi desert to the west, moorland to the east, and a national park that is mainly high cloudforest. Over the course of a few days, we were to be inspired by art and nature, the pale, green landscape taking on a painterly quality.

Stacey and I passed many locals along the way, and were always met with a 'buenos dias'.

Stacey with a friendly local.

Of interest was La Casa de Terracota, a Gaudi-esque construction built entirely out of ceramic tiles extracted from the local area and worked directly onto the building. Practically everything is made of terracotta, including the furniture, and there are interesting mosaics and homewares.

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