Spain 1978: Lilla during siesta

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Ian Stehbens on February 3, 2008

I hesitated to upload these few pictures taken in Spain 30 years ago. But still in my heart is the joy that was ours to explore Catalunya, and that seems sufficient justification. How dare an old tourist from years ago upload onto a Panoramio site! Well I can only hope the Spaniards in our network are kind and forgiving, if the pics are not up to today's standards.


I did fall in love with Spain in 1978, and that love hasn't melted away.

Ian Stehbens on February 4, 2008

My dear friend gondor! I am the lucky one, to have you appreciate my photograph. I was really quite nervous about putting this on a photoshare site that originated in Spain for there are so many great Spanish photographers using Panoramio.

Please accept this set of old images as a gift of appreciation for the wonderful hospitality we received in rural Catalunya 30 years ago.


juan jose romero on February 4, 2008

Good morning, Ian I quite don't understand your hesitation about uploading this pictures. They are beautiful, and beautifully constructed. Sorry I can't help you any about location: I live 1.000 km south from Cataluña and have never visited its countriside. As always, thanks for sharing beauty! :)

Ian Stehbens on February 4, 2008

Good morning, Juan Jose.

I realize that you live a long way from Cataluña, but it hadn't occurred to me that you might never have visited the countryside here. So I am pleased that some of these will be fresh images for you, then.

It was you that I was thinking of specifically, and other Spanish panoramio friends generally, when I decided to post them. I wanted to give you a little gift of appreciation but I only had 30-year old slides with which to do it.

Thankyou for receiving the beauty.


Tamás Borbély on February 4, 2008

Hello Ian !I am sure that the Spanish friends are glad about these photos rather in him!Partly very beautiful, partly history!Greetings, Tamás

Ian Stehbens on February 4, 2008

I am just as pleased when my Hungarian friend enjoys an old photograph and can celebrate my giving a little gift to our Spanish friends.

Tamás, thankyou for your appreciation.

Kind regards,


Arturo García on March 24, 2008

Very good photo and better title for an empty village, Ian. I hope that you were adopting the good custom of the siesta during your stay in Spain. The siesta is a custom more established in the south, is necessary for the high summers temperatures in the center of the day. I must confess that I am an addict to the siesta every day of the year, I sleep in the bed and with alarm clock in order that do not join with the night, and never less than one couple of hours. I propose you to try it and you will be a happy man.

Regards, Arturo.

Ian Stehbens on March 25, 2008

Dear Arturo,

My siesta time, Arturo is from 6am to 8am, after my wife gets up to ready the day! I do not need an alarm clock for she is as reliable as a clockwork alarm!

And during holidays, siesta is the time for a swim or for watermelon on the lawn in the shade, or better still it's time for a game of backyard cricket. And when you have three choices that are even better than siesta, you are a very happy man.

And thanks for enjoying the photo. It was uploaded to say thankyou to all Panoramio friends, who hail from the Iberian Peninsula.

In friendship, Ian

manel Rouras Beiner on August 10, 2009

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