Spain's breadbasket

This is Northern Spain, somewhere past Leon. Well, Spanish Railways have improved a lot lately, but this particular one brought me powerful memories of days bygone. Crowded, with extra of noisy children, broken down air conditioning, a single WC serviceable...

I spent most of the time peering out through the window. Had to, TV broken down too, no way of reading. The sheer flatness of the land amused me and caught my imagination almost inmediately. This used to be Spain's breadbasket. A rich farmland with large crops of cereal coming out yearly of those long and flat campos. The bread Columbus ate on his trip was made of corn raised here. So they told me.

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