The Evening Charms of Lerma

We spent an evening walking in Lerma, in Castile and León, Spain. A little village the size of my home town in Sweden, but Lerma has important monuments dating from the 17th century, which were built by the Duke of Lerma, the King’s favourite.

To me, the greatest attraction here was the two main streets. One of them in the header, and in the very old part, I found this remarkable house.

Its façade and its colours caught my eye – and held it there for longer than just a moment.

The unevenness was made even more beautiful in the stray rays of the setting sun.

And further on, down the road, I also found a little door into the unknown…maybe 45 cm wide and 1.50cm high – No key. A stray…uncomfortable bench in a dark alley and some dry thistles on a stone fence…

I do love these things…

…as I loved the stork nest on the church and the lonely dog in the lonely street…

…and the charming restaurant waiting for its bustling guests arriving by 9 p.m.

I do love odd places and odd things and  – almost everything about Spain.

21 comments on “The Evening Charms of Lerma

  1. På Korsika så jeg huse lige så smukke og forfaldne på samme tid, som husene i Lerma.
    I Danmark ville husene kun være forfaldne🙂
    En stork på taget, fantastisk❤

  2. Kan det bli mer pittoreskt? Förstår din fascination över det lilla huset, märkligt att det håller ihop. Det ser ut att kunna rasa vilket ögonblick som helst. Och den lilla dörren… vad är den till för? Man funderar ju onekligen på historierna kring dessa detaljer. Härliga färgtoner det lir på dessa hus i kvällssolen.

Halva verket är läsarens - så, vad säger Du? As the second half is the reader's - I'd love to have Your line!

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