martes, 4 de junio de 2013

A trip to Cuenca_1

Last week (Wednesday, 29th) the students of 5 and 6 year travelled to Cuenca. 

First we visited The Enchanted City, a geological site near the city of Cuenca in Castille La Mancha, Spain.

The erosive forces  of weather and the waters of the nearby Júcar river have formed rocks into distinctive and memorable shapes.

Here are the teachers in front of The Tormo

Some rock formations are named in this way:
"The stone sea"
"The seal"
"The turtle"
"The bears"
"The sledge"
"The elephant and the crocodile fight"
"Lovers from Teruel"  
Can you recognize some of them in these pictures?

The rock formations of "Ciudad Encantada" are karst formations, which date back to the Cretaceous period, approximately 90 million years ago.

The Enchanted City (Ciudad Encantada) appears as a location in the following films:
A Professional Gun, 1968.
The Valley of Gwangi, 1969.
Conan the Barbarian, 1982.

We crossed Saint Paul's Bridge over the river Huécar. 

 You can see the Hanging Houses from the bridge.

After that, we had lunch near the Spanish Abstract Art Museum.

In the afternoon we visited the Museum of Science. It was awesome!

We all had a very good time!