This one´s for my beloved Castellón de la Plana, the place where I spent the six more particularly spectacular months of my life as an Erasmus student! Life full of colours…yes, this would be the most representative title for this period! So many colours in faces, places, cultures, languages, tastes! The Erasmus life is a whole parallel universe that someone has to be a part of in order to understand what it is about!
The squares in the centre of Castellón de la Plana, the university campus, the streets, the Principal Theatre, the Cathedral, the-fortunately bloodless-bullfighting, the Medieval Market just before Christmas and, most of all, my favourite place to have a beer and listen to heavy metal music, the Manowar Pub!
In my heart and mind, Castellón de la Plana has been marked as the Never Neverland, a unique place in time and space where each and every Erasmus student has left a part of his soul forever… Until we meet again… Cheers! Γεια μας! ¡Salud! Santé!
Statue of the king James I in the centre of Castellón.
One of the abstract art statues, situated at the Huerto Sogueros Square, work of the painter and sculptor Ripollés.
A tree with blue trunk and colourful hands for branches!
Another abstract art statue from Ripollés at the Huerto Sogueros Square.
The work of Ripollés at Huerto Sogueros Square, seen from distance, as a whole.
Monument in memory of the 800th anniversary of the birth of king James I in the courtyard of the university.
Relaxing at the grass, looking at the palm trees of the university’s gardens!
Some harlequins before Christmas, giving their show at the restaurant!
Some kind of giant ant, locked in a cage for safety reasons.
Rusty books, waiting patiently for some student to borrow them.
The welcome week of freshmen, celebrated with a variety of culinary delicacies, traditional dances of different countries and concerts until late at night.
One of the horses-exhibits at the campus, crafted by numerous artists.
Some horses relaxing at the gardens of the campus. Look at that which is drinking water!
Picture of the campus’s buildings taken while walking at the main internal road.
Horse having a night walk.
The central bus stop inside the campus.
Catch me if you can!
Giant face emerging from the ground. Nice piece of art!
Juliet undressing while Romeo is climbing at her balcony! Street of Castellón.
Look at this bar-bus! I loved it!
Creepy hand emerging from the fountain, holding a ball. Want to play?
Kasteyonkis, (the correct spelling is Casteyonkis) means ¨Castellón junkies¨ and it refers to all the people who love Castellón.
This was a bullfighting show with no pointless bull suffering and killing. Just skillfully avoiding and jumping above them, close to the ancient Greek style of bullfighting.
Hey, stop hiding and come out! I want to play!
Ha, you missed!
A courageous woman bullfighter.
Medieval Market set up at the central paved streets, just before Christmas.
Stuffed grandma’s head doll, with huge eyelashes!
Come take a look, my dear children!
A German tavern with typical food and beer!
Homemade products from Cantabria, the autonomous community situated at the north of Spain, next to the Basque Country.
Well, if you don´t call this street art, how else would you call it?
Night view of the Cathedral of Castellón, along with its steeple.
An Arabic, really stylish tea shop in the centre of Castellón.
The stories this plant could tell!
Arriving at the temple! Wish that bike was mine!
Martín, the easy-going barman of Manowar Pub!
The story of Heavy Metal inside the glass!
Columns of the old railway station of Castellón, chatting about the stories of passengers they have witnessed through the years.
Some vintage stuff at the 60´s bar Four Seasons.
Strange sculpture, looking like horns.
A view of the Santa Clara Square at night.
Monument at the Santa Clara Square.
Broken avantgarde commercial table!
The Ghost Rider´s van!
The Principal Theatre of Castellón, situated at the Peace Square, right in front of a stylish coffee shop.
-Do you fancy playing domino?
-Let´s go to the square then!
Main Square under the full moon!
The Central Market, situated between the Cathedral and the Town Hall.
The Town Hall of Castellón de la Plana right in front of you!