Tales of a Forgotten Pueblo

Calatañazor, Soria, SpainCalatañazor is one of the least-visited places in the province of Soria, which is itself the least-visited province in all of Spain. Perhaps this hamlet’s most famous visitor was Almanzor, Muslim Spain’s mightiest ruler. He died here in battle, in the year 1002, at a place called the Valley of Blood. Thankfully, it’s quite a bit more peaceful today. Click for larger image. Photo ©Mike Randolph


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12 Responses to Tales of a Forgotten Pueblo

  1. Jonathan June 17, 2014 at 16:26 #

    That is a great picture Mike. Looks super sleepy for sure. The buildings and road ooze history. If those walls could talk….

  2. Mike Randolph June 17, 2014 at 16:34 #

    Thanks. There are also Neolithic cave paintings nearby that go back many more thousands of years. There were probably more people living there at that time than there are now.

  3. Mike Booth June 17, 2014 at 17:08 #

    Smashing photo, Mike. Such a shame that so much history should be allowed to disintegrate. P.S. Is that house going to collapse on top of the girl?!

  4. Mike Randolph June 17, 2014 at 18:28 #

    Thank you Mike. I guess smashing has a double meaning there? 🙂

  5. Cheryl June 19, 2014 at 02:15 #

    Beautiful Photo Mike!
    My next trip, Spain

  6. dude July 7, 2014 at 19:21 #

    Very cool, dude!

  7. Yolanda Evgeniou July 9, 2014 at 13:36 #

    Mike, your photo tells a story of ” Past History ” it is beautiful !

  8. Nolly November 21, 2014 at 18:17 #

    Wonderful photo, so evocative – and great depth of focus.

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