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"I recall when I was small...." The Caves of Altamira

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1. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y

Hi all,
ever since way back in the day when I heard Steely Dan sing those great lines...

I recall when I was small, How I spent my days alone,
The busy world was not for me, So I went and found my own,
I would climb the garden wall, With a candle in my hand,
Id hide inside a hall of rock and sand.

On the stone an ancient hand, In a faded yellow-green,
Made alive a worldly wonder, Often told but never seen,
Now and ever bound to labor, On the sea and in the sky,
Every man and beast appeared, A friend as real as I.

Before the fall when they wrote it on the wall
When there wasnt even any hollywood....

Anyway enough of that, what I really want to know is, I'll be going to the caves of Altamira week after next and I'm afraid I'll be a little dissapointed because it's only a replica of the original cave. I can't wait to visit the area but maybe it's like they say... "you should never meet your heroes".
Anybody been there recently? Anywhere else nearby I should go... restaurants, villages, bars, museums of wedding cakes and eel fishing or any other quirky sights?
(Thanks to Donald Fagan and Steely Dan for kind permission to reproduce some of the words of 'The Caves of Altamira' from their 1976 album 'Royal Scam).

2. Posted by LittleHote (Inactive 78 posts) 8y

Not sure about the wedding cakes or eel fishing, but do try to get to Santillana del Mar. It's just a really pretty and interesting village to stroll around.

3. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y

Thanks littlehote it's on my list of places to visit.

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