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Look and enjoy.
I think that this place could be the beginning of a story. In some way is a continuation of this picture.
But here we can see behind the trees. And behind the trees appears the Tabladillo valley.
There, in the valley you could see an old monastery. In the original picture, with the real size I mean, was possible see the monastery, even when is 8 km far from here.
Well, really, more than the monastery, is possible see an old sequoia inside the monastery (this tree and an old cypress are the most famous trees of this place).

Perhaps you can recognize the mountains at the end of the photo: you has seen the mountains in another photos. (I, II)
At the right you could see, at the South, the “Peña Cervera”. Also is possible see that mountain in anothers photos of my gallery.
Also at the right, and between the forest and the “Peña Cervera”, you would see Quintanilla del Coco.

Between Quintanilla del Coco and Santo Domingo de Silos: the valley. And the Mataviejas river crossing the valley.
Perhaps you can see how appears a line of trees: that’s the river.
Finally let me say that in the middle of the valley there is Santa Cecilia (views from la Peña Cervera: I, II)
Perhaps you don’t know, but in this little hermitage is possible see in the apse a greek cross.
The reason?
Crusaders.

The crusaders brought until this land oriental influences. And that’s the reason why you can see that greek cross.

I hope you like.

(for more information, you can see also the photo of the first link and also see this another view of the valley from Cocolandia)

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Added to the original note: a few minutes ago I heard a sad new, the american film composer Basil Poledouris passed away the past 8th of November.
He was one of the best filmcomposers still alives and his music is a great legacy for us.

Sometimes when I make a photo I have "music" in my mind. And this picture could need his music.

Let me remember Poledouris with this note and with this photo.
My deepest sympathy to all Basil's friends.


("farewell to the king" is the title of one of the films where he worked)

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