Zaragoza, SPAIN Archives

February 15, 2007

The Plains Of Aragon

That title sounds like something out of The Lord Of The Rings. In fact, it's the location of Zaragoza--a city that derives its Spanish name from a corruption of "Caesar Augustus," its name in the Roman Empire. (On the signs is France it was "Sarragosse.")

I drove due south from Pau, departing a little after 9:00 a.m., through some gorgeous Pyrenees scenery and through a tunnel that was many miles long unde the peaks and back into Spain. I arrived in Zaragoza before 1:00 and met my friend Chuck Timlin in Plaza de EspaƱa at 2:30. We moved my stuff into his nearby apartment and then went to the School Year Abroad base for his late afternoon English class. Afterward, Andover faculty member Bill Scott joined us for a couple of pints and then we went back to the apartment to relax a bit and watch some soccer before heading out later to check out some tapas bars.

February 16, 2007

Song Of The Day #47

A U2 B-side: "Spanish Eyes."

U2 - The Complete U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Spanish Eyes


Classes finish early in the SYA program on Fridays, so I am now heading off to join the faculty for some tapas and drinks next to the school. Tonight we'll head out late--in the Spanish fashion--for food and socialization.

Tomorrow I go to Madrid.

February 17, 2007

Song Of The Day #48

This is from Man Of La Mancha: "I, Don Quixote."

Irving Jacobson & Richard Kiley - Man of la Mancha

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