The ancient walls of Morella in the El Maestrat area of Valencia in Spain are often enhanced by the wild red poppies tossing their heads in the breeze. The poppies are a common sight throughout this part of Spain and especially near the town of Morella.
Morella is one of the foremost towns in El Maestrat, Spain, with a population around 3,000 and is a great example of a medieval fortress town. At an elevation of 1,000 metres Morella can be seen from quite a distance and above it the castle seems to stand guard over the walled town.
The Morella castle is in ruins now, but it is worth the climb up to feel the ambience and history of the place. One can look down on the town and the beautiful El Maestrat countryside coloured with red poppies and golden wheat fields. Morella in Valencia, Spain is surrounded by a wall over 2 kilometers long, and around the perimeter one is sure to find the hardy little red poppies brightening the day.
Stone wall fringed by bright red poppies near Morella, El Maestrat, Valencia and Murcia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/14.0, exposure time of 1/80 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 400mm.
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