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Spain : Castilla-La Mancha

2.3 km (1.4 miles) NW of Velada, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Approx. altitude: 404 m (1325 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 40°S 175°E

Accuracy: 58 m (190 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS receiver screen #3: East view #4: South view #5: West view #6: Talaveira de la Reina #7: Typical Talaveira earthenware #8: Bulls everywhere !

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#1: NES panoramic view

(visited by Philippe Burtin and Antonella Burtin)

08-May-2018 -- During a short trip in Spain we had to drive from Madrid to Salamanca with a rented car. We choose the southern itinerary running west from Toledo to Plasencia that follows very closely the north 40th latitude line. This allowed us to visit N40 W4, N40 W5 and N40 W6 in the same day.

N40 W5 is located in a fenced field located on the west side of a livestock farm near the village of Velada. It is easy to reach using sand tracks. This is the first visit since 2010 and I think that the farm has been built after that visit as no previous visitor describes it. I didn't want to climb over the fence at the time of the visit to avoid tearing my clothes on the barb wire so I stayed at 58 meters from the point.

We had lunch in the city of Talavera de la Reina were you can find artifacts of the medieval fortifications surrounding the town. The city is also famous for the earthenware products and specially the deep blue and yellow colors the local artists have developped over the centuries.


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#1: NES panoramic view
#2: GPS receiver screen
#3: East view
#4: South view
#5: West view
#6: Talaveira de la Reina
#7: Typical Talaveira earthenware
#8: Bulls everywhere !
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