30 November 2009

tolosa







This, my blogging buddies, is where I lived my first 8 years in Spain. Tolosa is where I learned Spanish, had a small English academy, my children were born (ok, they were actually born in San Sebastian- the anesthesiologist in Tolosa only worked from 8 am till 3 pm- I couldn´t risk it...), had every Sunday lunch with the in-laws, and walked up a mountain every day. (You should have seen my derriere...)

I shot these really quickly before lunch. But you get the idea...

¡Dos besos!

45 comments:

RNSANE said...

Very nice...I remember once, when I was visiting Biarritz, driving to San Sebastian for lunch, because I had read about a wonderful cod dish at a restaurant there. It was well worth the drive and I enjoyed my day in San Sebastian. I wish I had been able to spend a couple of days since all my later Spanish travels were to Barcelona or the Costa del Sol or Madrid.

janis said...

Oh lordy what a life! It doesn't get much better than that...
Grande besos :^)

Purple Flowers said...

Such history and beauty! Thanks for sharing your piece of the world.

Finn said...

I like the idea of the place very much and, also, I would really like being in your position- you make your life sound beautiful and quite adventurous. Thank you :)

anna said...

Why did yo leave? A verry pretty place! Going through these photos feels like a litlle vacation :)

pien said...

im with anna!

it looks like you are allways on some sort of vacation...
waht DO you do? actually? huh?

;D

have lots of nice spanish days you tolosa girly!
[just take me out for one of your lunches ;)]

RosaMaría said...

recuerdo haber visto esos árboles en algunas plazas cuando estuve en España.. son hermosos!! have a great day!

ibb said...

In Tolosa? And the carnivals??

likeschocolate said...

What a gorgeous town!

Inner Toddler said...

what a spectacular place. of course the anesthesiologist left work at 3:00. who'd want to be in an office when you lived here. beautiful shots Jane.

Crescent Moon said...

That looks like a beautiful place! What's going on in that second picture? The trees look really odd.

KathyA said...

Gorgeous! Spain and your bumper!! Makes me want to visit. Not your bumper! -- although I'm sure it's very nice :)

Tiphaine said...

I'm amazed how similar it can be sometimes with portugal...I've never been to spain...yet !!!!

beijinhos daqui !

www.d-un-bout-du-monde-a-l-autre.com

Conny said...

[Mouth hanging open...] such a beautiful place! How nice that you could have a family lunch/dinner with your inlaws on a weekly basis.
Bravo, once again.

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Francesca said...

Eight years and two children is a long time (and 365 x 8 is a lot of uphill walking -- I should consider doing the same:)!). Why did you leave?

laméditerraine said...

What a beautiful place!
You must remember it as a lovely town, do you?
Your breakfasts always look so tasty!

Big hugs and besos from this cold room, yes we're already in winter!!!

ticklishfromadistance said...

What a lovely post, sweet Jane. I love hearing about your life, and I bet your bottom is still divine!

Emily said...

Gorgeous!

Erin said...

Mmmm... your photos and words always help fulfill my wander lust. :)

Kaylovesvintage said...

love the yellow house

Kaylovesvintage said...

love the yellow house

lobo said...

I have eaten all the Tejas from Tolosa and want more!!

travelingmama said...

Yet another beautiful city in Spain! I'd drive LOOOONG distances for the assurance of pain meds! LOL! Of course, by #3 it was a good thing we were only 15 minutes from the hospital since he arrived 30 minutes after we got to the hospital! LOL! None of the nurses spoke English but they all understood sh*t! Hahaha!

n a t s u m i said...

What a beautiful place! I love the old buildings!!!

ps. Jane, I am so sorry, I am behind corner view... but I will try to catch up this week. xox

Ida Nielsen said...

So pretty. I'm loving those coloursful men in the tress ;-)

Ps:
The yarn sale was great. I got some yummy yummy yarn that I'l be making a pair of socks of soon ;-)

Cherry B said...

That's it! You MUST post a photog tutorial. That first one is a.maz.ing.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Fit for a Queen! What a gorgeous place to live :-)

Do the paper dolls on the fence have significant meaning or are they just fun decorations?

Thanks for sharing.
xo

Kari said...

Oh it looks so dreamy Jane.
Wonderful photo's.

Cabrizette said...

miam... i want those croissants !!! Thanks for coming !

Cobalt Violet said...

I so need to plan a trip to Spain! Beautiful! I love the photos! (and the fact that you used the word derriere!)

A Cuban In London said...

Lovely photos and the last one looks scrumptious. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Pascale said...

Seems like a lovely place!
Very nice pictures!

Fancy Fodder said...

Oh Jane...it's surreal.
Someone in Spain should pay you to photograph their land. Your photos are amazing, and you can help tourism.
Now it is clear that I must win the lottery!
See you soon!
Hahahahaa:+D
xoxoxo
Franny

MODsquad said...

Oh, jeeeezz... your 'quick' snap shots look like they could be in a book! Gorgeous as always!

Happy Week, Jane!

Catalina said...

derriere? very funny, I´ve never heard that word before (i have had to look in my dictionary).

Besos

Reyes said...

Do you know that I've never been to Tolosa in my life? Did you have the beans? (those I've had!). By the way, the Spanish tourist board should give you an award or something, I mean, the north is beautiful but your photos make it even more so!
Besos,

jgy said...

Beautiful reflections.
And I spy a delicious coffee (aulait?!) behind that croissant:)
cheers Jane,to all the wonderful things you have done and the ones you are doing and all that you share...

Michael Mattison said...

Jane -- you just go from strength to strength with your features here! This one is particularly brilliant (though I believe I said that the last time I raved about something you'd posted...)Can't decide whether the 1st or 2nd shot is best. Both stunning. (Do you photograph professionally?)
Thanks; see you again soon!
Michael

Brit said...

Wow beautiful! The first picture is amazing! Took me a while to separate the actual building from the reflection!

aimee said...

i had never heard of tolosa - i had to google it! what a gorgeous place! you seem to have adapted to life in spain so well!

kim said...

It's beautiful!!! I think you made the right choice of doctors, too! You'd hate to say, "Sara, WAIT!!!," or "MAYBE TOMORROW DANIEL!!!"

isabelle said...

lucky you ... this city looks beautiful

Des said...

Wow, what a beautiful place to live!

lovepics said...

didn't know that place... looks nice.... but everything does when i look at your pictures!!

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