Thursday, 19 August 2010
Carolus II and Philipus V of Spain
In Salamanca one of the main sights is the Plaza Mayor with its shaded arcade (very pleasant in the midst of the afternoon). Above the arcade one will see the portraits of famous and/or notable Spaniards. Amongst them Charles II and Philip V, of interest of course for the period of War of the Spanish Succession. (The above pictures are a bit crappy because of the late afternoon sun in combination with harsh shadows.)
On the opposite side of the plaza a very famous British general who successfully did fight the French in Spain a century later.