ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Spain, Part 2 (Getaria and Urdax)

This second post about Spain takes us to Getaria and Urdax. Getaria is a coastal town not too far from San Sebastian. It is right along the Atlantic, and the winding road takes you along the coast. The water was a lovely shade of turquoise and teal on this day.

The old part of town has very narrow streets.

Of course the cathedral dominates.
There is a different feel here. The windows are different from France or Italy. Interesting how they use spindles at the bottom of the windows.

Who is this woman? She is Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.
She sits atop one of the monuments to Elkano, a 15th century Basque explorer who accompanied Magellan when he tried to circumnavigate the globe.

Urdax is an old Basque village with stunningly beautiful old architecture. No words needed. Enjoy.


  1. The photos are wonderful! Can't you just see an art piece in either of the last four photos! They really caught my attention. Looks like a wonderful trip.

  2. Thanks Judy, glad you enjoyed. I love those last 3 photos ... I've got a good collection now that would inspire great quilts, just need some time ...


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