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El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, aka Alonso Quixano, was obviously not from Barcelona! But we met him here yesterday, looking for his Dulcinea, Aldonza Lorenzo.
This seems to be his place when he is here, a very fine 16th century house from La Mancha, in the Poble Espanyol.

And if you’ve never done it, please read Miguel Cervantes’s book, or watch one of the many good movies or operas about El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha. It’s marvelous!

9 responses

  1. I guess I have to find the book, and take a look.
    Great photo from a very pretty place.
    Enjoy the summer!


    August 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm

  2. Dear blogfriends. I hope, that my husbands family (he's niece and co.), did visit that place few days ago 😀


    August 8, 2011 at 5:22 pm

  3. My hero !

    Please have a good new week you all.

    daily athens


    August 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm

  4. Beautiful shots!


    August 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm

  5. … and chasing windmills, I'm sure. Loved that book.


    August 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm

  6. Anonymous

    Cervantes, what a powerful imagination…
    God bless you!


    August 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm

  7. I agree, it is a marvelous work!


    August 7, 2011 at 11:13 am

  8. My Chicago rabbi always identified with Don Quixote and wondered why people thought the knight was crazy.
    I loved the movie with Peter O'Toole.
    Started the book once but …


    August 7, 2011 at 5:40 am

  9. My favorite book from days past.
    My favorite hero…
    Loved his adventures.
    Still feeling a little like him sometimes…
    Living in another world, not wanting to believe what is going on in our times…
    Thank you for these memories.


    August 7, 2011 at 4:07 am