Alas this post was to have been published on the Lord’s day* but here I am on a Wednesday evening watching the big fiery star drop down below the horizon, already thinking about the weekend I am. And perhaps our next Game of Thrones field trip. Remember that in my Bárdenes Reales post which dropped the same night as GOT Season 6 Ep.1, it was mentioned that probably over 50%** of the current and previous seasons were filmed around the Iberian Peninsula. Now, I had visited various castles, churches and backdrops from the filming of GOT before seeing it come to life in a whole new way through George R. R. Martin’s fantastical story telling. But most of the pictures have unfortunately not survived all the way to 2017. Only one each from Peñíscola & San Juan de Gaztelugatxe with a shitty filter on my IG feed from a while back.
We recently enjoyed an impromptu afternoon picnic*** at Castillo de Zafra which in my house was thought to have been located in Extremadura, until last week of course.
OK, so this castle stands alone in a landscape which instantly reminded Jorge and myself of the East Afrikan savanna. (We went on Safari with my soul sister Kendy & new brother Moses –our favorite Dar es Salaam locals– back in December of 2015).
So yeah cool shit, right? The weather kept changing on us until ultimately the electrical storm forced us outa there real quick. Here are more pictures. Come again soon!