Last August we flew out to the north coast of Spain to photograph the wedding of an old school friend of mine (you can see it HERE). We have learnt from experience that when you´re travelling for work you don´t get to see much of the place you´re visiting unless you book a few extra days… and this is how we got to spend a few days exploring the Costa Verde in the Asturias region of Spain.
This is the first of several posts as I photographed a lot and had to split it up, otherwise you would all be bored out of your minds. 😉
We stayed in a restored grain storage house, a typical sight in the Asturian countryside, that we found on Airbnb. That little wooden house perched on top of the stone building below… that was our home for the week and our base for exploring the region.
Wow,love the pictures,looks so picturesque!
Gorgeous photos and locale! I’m especially fond of the cows wandering through the streets and your opening shot of the little building on stilts. Intriguing… Does the water ever rise that high, I wonder?
The photos feel cool. What is the temperature of the region in August? What is the purpose of the raised structure on posts?
The structure on posts is for food and grain storage and the reason it´s raised is because it rains A LOT in the Asturias and so the ground is almost always damp, any shed or barn that is sitting right on the ground tends to have humidity problems which then ruins whatever you´re storing inside. You will see similar structures, made of stone instead of wood, in the northern parts of Portugal and the Galicia region of Spain too, for the same reason.
It doesn’t look like there is much to do there but the view is great for just that – doing nothing!
beautiful collection 🙂