Etwinning project Twin Blog This little presentation will show the Polish and German students involved in this project a bit of Corvera, a county near Avilés where a lot of people (like me), who go to the Avilés School of Languages, live. This document (done by Lyra06Corr) is under a Creative Commons license . October 2008
A bit about Corvera <ul><li>Corvera (whose coat of arms is on the right side) is the most eastern of the four counties within the Great County of Avilés, where my School of Languages is, in Asturias. </li></ul><ul><li>It is divided into different neighbourhoods: Nubledo, Las Vegas, Cancienes, La manzaniella, Los Campos and Solís. </li></ul><ul><li>Its capital Nubledo is a dispersed nucleus with more than 300 inhabitants. People are mainly concentrated in Las Vegas (where I live) and Los Campos. </li></ul><ul><li>The photos in this document are all from Las Vegas and Los Campos, because they are the places you are probably going to visit if you stay with me or any other person from Corvera. </li></ul>
Las Vegas Nowadays, Las Vegas is growing very quickly, because of the fact that it has a privileged situation. It’s a quiet neighbourhood, well communicated with Avilés and other towns by bus and train and has all public services. At night, most young people go to Avilés where the discos are, but sometimes we go out here, to the pubs in which we can have a drink, play pool or just be with our friends.
One of our monuments: The Four Seasons Fountain <ul><li>This is a fountain which is in the centre of Las Vegas. It’s called “The Four Seasons Fountain” because the water has different colours depending on each season. </li></ul><ul><li>In winter it is blue, yellow in spring, red in summer and green in autumn. </li></ul><ul><li>It was designed by a local artist called Toni Solís. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes there have been problems with the fountain because the different parties do not agree on keeping the colours of the fountain, but people like to see it with the different colours. </li></ul>
There are a lot of playgrounds in Corvera as there are a lot of children. The city hall usually holds free games for children at weekends or special days, as the local holidays. But there are not only things for children: they also sign up singers and artists to come and offer free concerts or theatre plays. Some activities
El Llar There is a park built up with little bits of mirrors and, at the end of that park there is a place called ‘El llar’ (the translation of the word is “the burner of a kitchen”). It is an open air theatre. There are concerts, threatre plays or even young groups of friends playing their own music there.
An ‘hórreo’ The building in the photos is called ‘hórreo’ and it is a native building in Asturias which, in the past, was used to store food. It is made of wood and stone. Now some are built just as a monument, as a piece of Asturian culture.
Public services <ul><li>The buildings that can be seen in this photo are the health centre and the sports centre. Both are public and at less than 2 minutes walking from my home. </li></ul><ul><li>This building has indoor swimming pools inside and a gymnasium. It has just been built and it is not open yet, but it will be in a few months. </li></ul>
Landscape through my window The photo on the left hand side is a playground and a park just in front of my flat, which I can see through my window. On the right hand side, where the cars are parked, There is a flea-market on Saturday mornings and people from all around come to buy and spend a great morning.
Los Campos <ul><li>Los Campos is the other neighbourhood where the population is mainly concentrated in. </li></ul><ul><li>It has fewer services than Las Vegas (although the High School is in there) but there are quite a lot of blocks of flats with parks, playgrounds and a public sports centre, for example. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the last years, Los Campos has become bigger and more important because of the shopping centre that was built there (which is the second biggest shopping centre in Asturias) and a housing development with a hotel that includes a golf course, called ‘Los Balagares’. </li></ul>
The high performance sports centre <ul><li>There is a very important </li></ul><ul><li>sports centre for canoeing </li></ul><ul><li>and other sports as table </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis in Los Campos. Students from all Spain come here to train and become better sportsmen and </li></ul><ul><li>sportswomen. </li></ul><ul><li>They do canoeing at the reservoir that </li></ul><ul><li>can be seen in the photo, </li></ul><ul><li>where they have their residence. </li></ul><ul><li>They live there and go to Oviedo </li></ul><ul><li>University (the capital of Asturias) </li></ul><ul><li>or Corvera’s High School to study. </li></ul>
Primary and Secondary Schools … and to Los Campos Public Secondary School from 12 to 18. Most children in Corvera go to Los Campos and Las Vegas schools when they are younger than 12 years old…
Bridges Those bridges communicate my neighbourhood with Avilés. The bust station is one minute walking from both and the train station about ten minutes.
<ul><li>Here you can see the bus stop where you can pick up the bus to go to Avilés. There is one every fifteen minutes. You can rent bicycles too that you can give back in different places in Avilés. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Corvera is not a very big county and we are used to knowing most of the people we meet in the streets because we usually study in the same place, do the shopping in the same shops, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>So, we are really interested in travelling abroad, what we try to do as much as possible, and in meeting new people from other places. </li></ul><ul><li>I hope you have liked my small town and that this project becomes enjoyable for all. </li></ul><ul><li>Lyra </li></ul>