Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Tilting at Windmills

From the wonderful world of imagination Don Quixote de la Mancha and his trusty squire Sancho Panza on his mule continue their ride in the Plaza de España in Madrid underneath a monument to their creator Miguel de Cervantes.  Forever fighting with 
 Campo de Criptana
windmills thinking they were giants.  These are some of the famous windmills of La Mancha in central Spain. Each of the windmills has a name and at one time there were 34,  today there are about 10 all with their machinery and structure preserved.  La Mancha is very dry and hot in the summer, I imagine being inside one of the windmills would be a good way to cool off, after admiring the shape and their pristine white against the deep blue sky.

An entry to Jocelyn's Cuckootree "Our Wonderful World"


Jocelyn said...

What a wonderful statue! My mom and I went to see the Don Quixote ballet last year performed by local and Cuban dancers and it was brilliant!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

What a lovely pairing of cards!

Tina´s PicStory said...

very beautiful city and great statue :)