Perched on the edge

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Casas colgadas (hanging houses) in Cuenca,  Spain,  June 2017

There’s a great view of the hanging houses from a footbridge across the  gorge below, and a good zoom in shows off the detail of these buildings.  But for a hint of dizziness, and admiration for both builders and residents, you need to go portrait angle.

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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 8 June 2017

Posted as part of B&W , Thursday Special and All Seasons

 

25 thoughts on “Perched on the edge

  1. Wowee! I would love to get to Cuenca one day, but I don’t really see it happening though it’s been on my list for a while…..

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    1. You’re a knowledgeable lady Sue. I didn’t know about it until I did some research on possible day trips from Madrid.

      On the plus side for you, it’s an easy train journey from Madrid and then taxi from station up to old town. Plus you can keep a taxi to see more or there’s a little road train.

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      1. I know of it probably from someone else’s blog post….I have a book that I jot worthwhile places to see in…most of which I shall never get around to doing!!
        Thanks for the useful info

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  2. Yes, definitely need the portrait version to give the scene a frame of reference. Great photos Debbie. I see this is doable from Madrid. We are probably going to Madrid in September so if you have any hints and tips for me on what to see and do (4 – 5 days) then I would be immensely grateful (if you have time of course). You can email me from any of my blogs.
    Jude xx

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    1. A quick answer for now. Day trips to Toledo and Cuenca. By train from Madrid Atocha. Book in advance as trains get full! Use loco2.com to book.
      I haven’t found good restaurants really but love their bars and tapas. My favourite areas are Malasana and Chueca. Royal Palace, Retiro Park and Museo Reina Sofia are high on my list. I will send you more info in a while. If I don’t, please chase me!

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  3. Not a house I would choose for myself. I do have a bit of a fear of heights and standing on a balcony here would likely make my head reel!
    Lovely shots, especially the Portrait.

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  4. Finally! I have been trying to access your site since early this morning and only managed now. WordPress is introducing some improvements again …. Love the shots! Las colgadas really deserve portrait format. Thank you, Debbie for showing them. They are amazing 🙂

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    1. Yes, I’ve been having issues viewing my scheduled posts and assumed they were updating again! There have been a lot of changes recently, and they never go in smoothly!

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  5. Do you hear me scream? I love the view from down below, but I’m not sure how I would do living there! Thank you much for sharing this dizzying view with All Seasons:):) Have a marvelous week, Debbie!

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