May 30: arrival in Spain
Just like that, made it into Spain. This was my first time there as well.
An attic glimpse just out of the tunnel.
Behold Portbou, Spain's northeasternmost town.
RENFE is Spain's primary rail company (the name comes from Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles).
A quick first sighting of the Spanish Mediterranean.
The church of Santa Maria de Portbou looks many centuries old but is actually a Neo-Gothic construction from 1878!
A cheerful detail at Portbou station. It always surprises me to see a single pin transferring all the weight of a large steel structure.
From here, the town of Llançà, the route turned inland.
Just outside of Llançà, a substantial wall, encircling a mosque-looking building, but from the map I'm not sure what it is.
Power lines and mushroom trees.
In the major city of Girona, a building with hints of Kahn or Moneo. It's along the Plaça de la Constitució, but I haven't been able to determine what it is.
A bustling platform at the Girona station.
The station at Caldes de Malavella has all the primaries covered.
"Maçanet Massanes" rolls right off the tongue. From here we headed back toward the coast, paralleling the Riu de la Tordera.
A picturesque scene augmented by the increasing goldness of the sunlight.
The Riu de la Tordera flowing sparsely in the lengthening shadows.