Category Archives: Andalucia Spain

Views from Torre del Mar hospital room

I took these five photographs through a hospital room window in Torre del Mar whilst visiting Paul, my partner of many years and father of my 14 year old son. Paul has been hospitalised for almost a month: he was admitted with jaundice and is now dying of end stage liver disease (hepatic cirhossis, alcoholic).

The first three similar-looking photos were taken at sunset, and depict the mood I am feeling presently: great grey sadness.

The last two photos were taken at sunrise, and gave me a feeling of hope and release.

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Belly Dancers

The following photographs of colourful belly dancers were taken at the Zoco de Ballix festival in Velez Malaga a couple of months ago. The photos belong to the Velez Malaga Ayuntamiento website. I’m publishing these photos because  (1) my simple somewhat blurred photos did not turn out as good as these and (2) parts of these photos were shot minutes away from where I now live, near the Monasterio de Santa Maria in the Centro Historico part of Velez Malaga, a colourful area full of character.

Many thanks go to the talented, professional photographer of these photographs.

On an aside….. I’m proposing to do a photo session next month from the monastery (permission has already been granted to me) of the stupendous views from its gardens overlooking the town.

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Even More Local Walks Photos

Even more photographs from a series of photos which I took whilst walking the dog in the area behind my villa in Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin. I walked a lot! The scenery is so wonderfully diverse. I would marvel when taking a photograph of the scenery even on a day when usually blue sky sometimes threatened with rain clouds that changed the colours and effects of the landscape. I found this so fascinating, and tranquil.

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Cordoba

Beautiful Cordoba….. I took these photos during a visit to see the annual ‘Los Patios’ show in May 2008. My Spanish language teacher had arranged the day trip for her students – both English and Spanish – to see not only the gardens where the local people show off their beautiful displays of flowers, but also a couple of the famous landmarks in Cordoba. It was a long, tiring (lots of walking) day, but well worth the experience. Perhaps next I’ll move to Cordoba.  🙂

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Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos in Cordoba
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Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos in Cordoba
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Flowers in the gardens at the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos in Cordoba
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Shaped hedges at the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos in Cordoba
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Rose beds at the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos in Cordoba
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Ornate detailed ceiling within La Mezquita in Cordoba
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One of the many altars within La Mezquita at Cordoba
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Local flowerpot displays in Cordoba
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Fantastic colourful display of flowerpots in Cordoba
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Another display of flowers in Cordoba
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A popular display set in the small square, a meeting point for tourists
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The outside wall of El Palacio de Viana in Cordoba
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La Mezquita (the Mosque) in Cordoba
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Inside La Mezquita in Cordoba
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Inside the Mosque in Cordoba
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Wonderful mixed architecture inside the Mosque at Cordoba
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Stunning exotic icons in the Mosque at Cordoba

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