Sunflower Fields in Cuenca

November 23, 2011

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They are both in Cuenca, which is in Spain and famous for its houses that hang from the rocks. The city was built on a rock in times of war to get the best possible defense.

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The view must be good up there  :-)

The photo by Mario modesto is under CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Casacolgantecuenca.jpg    

In that part of Spain water is scarce, and sunflowers can grow on little water. In a garden a sunflower can reach almost two meters in height, with large flowers measuring ten inches or more across, but in a field, as part of a crowd, they stay small.

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There comes a storm, but it won’t bring any rain. It just looks as if, and in Spanish they say “Cuatro gotas”: there will be just four drops of rain:
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And as to the hanging houses of Cuenca, below you can see them as part of the broader view with a bridge in the foreground. I don’t remember how far down the valley is, but it is really far, and looking down into the abyss often makes foreign visitors feel dizzy.

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This photo published at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Cuenca-panoramica4.JPG/1024px-Cuenca-panoramica4.JPG   was released into public domain by its author Zarateman

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