The winter showed up late!!!

Roman Bridge in Cangas de Onís.

Roman Bridge in Cangas de Onís.

The winter showed up late to Asturias.

The last and heaviest snowfall in Asturias this winter has brought pleasing landscapes, besides traffic jams and road blockades. It is not this common to have snow at very low altitudes and even at sea level in some ports and beaches along the Principality. We were just waiting for the coming spring when we happen to find this lovely scenery that seems to last a few days.

Crossing over to Cangas de Onís.

Crossing over to Cangas de Onís.

One of the Asturian Landmarks, The Roman Bridge.

The Asturias Landmark over the Sella River.

Crossing over the Sella River.

Crossing over the Sella River.

The four stars Parador de Villanueva.

The Exclusive Hotel “Parador de Villanueva”, between Cangas de Onís and Arriondas.

Parador de Villanueva.

Parador de Villanueva, an old Monastery and a Great place to stay!!!

The Río Sella through Arriondas.

The Río Sella through Arriondas.

Arriondas, a rare but peaceful picture.

Arriondas, a rare but peaceful picture.

Arriondas.

Not a good time for a pic-nic.

Arriondas entrance.

Arriondas entrance.

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About gustavop

Civil Engineer & Real Estate Consultant. Living in Asturias.

20 comments

  1. Lovely and unusual photos. They make a pleasant contrast to the usual sunny pictures, but I think the snow somehow suits the old stone better.

    • This region is quite cloudy and rainy during most part of the year; I also liked the contrast between snow and stone, it gives me a sense of shelter.
      Thanks for coming by,
      Saludos.

  2. I agree with Jane. The old stone is beautiful. We did get some snow in Andalucia, it lasted half a day!

    • During winter we have snow in Asturias, but it’s not common at this height, practically at sea level. Here, the snow will last maybe a couple of days, the kids are gonna be sad!!!!!

  3. That’s a neat bridge, but it doesn’t look like it would be fun in icy conditions.

    • You’re right, it has no fun under these conditions, but during summer some people like to dive from the top, it’s really scary and risky also. I certainly never try it.
      Saludos,

  4. ITS NICE TO CAME ACROSS BEAUTIFUL PICTURES…I LOVE SNOW AND LOVE TO WATCH WHEN FLAKES COMING DOWN AND PERCHED ON EARCTH. You’ve captured beautiful picctures. Thanks for likes on my blog and i juss love al your pictures…keep posting such things I would be more happy to visit every now and then.Thanks

  5. I like the bridge..that’s so classical.
    Best regards.

  6. Thank you for the photographs – I really, really miss Asturias when we aren’t there!
    Saludos

  7. cristinasandru

    Really beautiful scenery – thank you for sharing! 🙂
    The last days of winter…
    Have a lovely Sunday!

  8. Thanks for your visit, no snow here in Mañan near to Monóvar but your pictures are beautiful. thank you. Love David

  9. i love the framing in the first photo, excellent

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