The old Spanish mailbox


Stories of lions and mailboxes.

The two-year-old boy ran down the street, closed to traffic, when suddenly he saw the huge head of an animal coming out of the wall.

The animal looked like a lion but he had never seen lions in the Pyrenees. In spite of that, he felt he was staring dangerously at him.

He returned to his parents and told them of his discovery.

Incomprehensibly, his father laughed and began to explain that the lion’s head was not real, but was a mailbox where people threw the letters.

His father’s explanations did not convince him and he was still frightened.

The father then took him in his arms and despite his cries and tears he led him to the lion. With the panic in his face, his father took his hand and put it in his mouth.

The little child began to cry and ran to explain to his mother how evil his father had been.

Fifteen years later, the family returned to the small Pyrenean village and the now teenager reminded his father of the scene and how he never forgot that moment so bad that his father made him suffer.


The most stylish vases in love



Incense and aromas of the Pyrenees


In tourist areas there are usually shops with decorative details, with aromas, incense, …. 

In Panticosa, in the Tena valley of the Aragonese Pyrenees there is one of those shops. Its name is Yerbabuena, which name is already a declaration of intentions.

It occupies two floors, on the top floor: jewelry, scents, decorative items, … And on the floor below, furniture of Pyrenean ambience, lighting, ..

If you are in this part of the Pyrenees and you pass through Panticosa, come closer, it is worth it. 

The senses wake up and work intensely. You’ll like everything you see, smells, touches, ears, …


Panticosa apura los últimos días de temporada de skí



Panticosa y sus puertas

This is part of Norm Frampton’s weekly photo challenge Thursday Doors for door-lovers around the world. Follow the link for Thursday Doors to learn more.


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Traseras de Panticosa

traseras de Panticosa

Cuando vas a conocer una ciudad o un pueblo, visitas los lugares más emblemáticos y los que más se ajustan a tu perfil de cosas que te gustan, de actividades que te interesan,…

Algo parecido ocurre con el personal autóctono, en función de los servicios que cada zona, calle,… ofrece.

Con la suma de todas las opiniones, costumbres, tradiciones,… se configura un mapa de cada lugar con zonas más o menos visitadas. Pero ello no quiere decir que el resto no tengan interés o no sean bonitas o no tengan encanto. Muy al contrario, muchas veces son esas zonas que decimos que conservan el encanto, que mantienen la tradición y que aún no se han visto salpicadas de la presencia masiva del personal que seguro que tiene cosas buenas, pero que también obliga a pagar los peajes de la masificación, la falta de intimidad, ausencia de identidad,…

Este rincón que os traigo está en Panticosa y es uno de ellos.