Photo of the day (10.15.10)

In the shared imagination, Spain is associated with big cities, beaches, and sunny islands; aridity, treeless interior landscapes, and palm trees are commonly associated with Spain. The country’s green and wet northwest seldom impinges upon these popular images, despite the fact that the northwest has extraordinary appeal for tourists. Today’s Photo of the Day, snapped by Flickr user t3mujin, magnificently captures the physical beauty of this less visited corner of the Iberian Peninsula.

This image was taken in Balouta in the extreme northwestern edge of the region of Castile and León, a stone’s throw from Asturias to the north and Galicia to the west.

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