Archive for February, 2009

 

WORLD PARAGLIDING CHAMPIONSHIP 2011 FOR PIEDRAHITA

February 23rd, 2009 - Posted by Steve

We have won our bid for the organisation of the World Paragliding Championships in 2011. On Saturday afternoon in the CIVL Plenary meeting in Hall, Austria, we presented our bid against Turkey (Kayseri) and Italy (Feltre). Our Delegation from Piedrahita included Federico Martín Blanco (Mayor of Piedrahita and Deputy of the Provincial Government of Avila), […]

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Traditional construction methods in the Gredos mountain area of Avila.

February 8th, 2009 - Posted by Steve

What I like most about the old mountain villages of Gredos is the way the were made from local materials which were used in simple structures with elegant solutions to common construction problems. Some of these methods unchanged since the time of the Vettons before the Roman invasion. The buildings fit in with the local […]

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