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Goats. Valle de Ambroz. HFF!

On the road between Candelario and Hervas. Valle de Ambroz. August 2016

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Cabezuela del Valle, 1982.

Valle de La Jerte, Cacares province. In 1983, my sister married her husband (from this town) in the church here!

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Granadilla, Cacares Province, Estremadura

Deserted town after it was surrounded by one of the many large reservoirs created in the 1950s.

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Plaza Mayor, Trujillo,

Birthplace of Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador, the conqueror of the Inca Empire. There is a statue of him in the square. Cacares Province, Extramadura, Spain.

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Las Hurdes, Cacares Province, Extramadura, evening light.

Bunuel made an important film about Las Hurdes, highlighting the extreme poverty of the area for much of the 20th century.

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Valle de Ambroz, Hervas, Cacares Province

A week away in Salamanca and Cacares provinces in 2016. A very attractive valley at the extreme western end of the Sierra de Gredos.

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Cabezuela del Valle, Cacares Province

Scanned from an old slide. My brother-in-law's pueblo in the Valley of the Jerte, famous for its cherries. This was taken in July 1982. The town has much expanded since then. My sister was married in the church there in 1983.

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Hervás Rooftop and the Sierra de Bejar.

We didn't enjoy this town. It was filthy, smelly, the people seemed surly, building repairs were of the corrugated iron type and yet it prided itself as a tourist hotspot. No, it was resting on long forfeited laurels. And indeed, a visit in 1983 had been very pleasing. No longer. The place had let itself down badly in the meantime.

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HFF everyone!

The Valley of the Ambroz, on the minor road between Candelaria and Hervás, Sierra de Béjar, Cacares Province.
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