Andalusian picture spam

It’s so beautiful here, I just have to share a whole lotta pictures.

This is en route to where we are staying:

 

Ronda is the nearest big town from where we are. Apparently Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles liked to come there, their plaques are right next to the bull fighting arena that we refuse to visit. It’s a beautiful town, situated on top of cliffs with a bridge across a very steep valley. We had dinner in a side street that was filled with restaurants.

 

In ‘our’ village Montejaque there was a cultural festival. I was too tired to go see the Queen tribute band (they started playing half an hour after midnight) but we did catch some Flamenco dancing earlier in the week.

 

Close to the village we took a beautiful, not too long (as my ankle is still not fully healed yet), hike which included vultures checking us out. The scenery here is stunning!

 

We also had lunch in Setenil de las Bodegas, a small town with buildings built inside, or really set up against, caves.

 

Sunset outside our apartment the other evening…

 

Yesterday we went to Sevilla, with the cathedral that holds the Christopher Columbus grave monument and still shows its Moorish roots in its arches for instance, then out in the streets there are sheets covering some streets to offer shelter from the sun. We plan on going back again later to visit the castle.

 

We ended yesterday in Ronda again, this time looking up at the city from below and then having dinner there in a square.

 

We’ve also had time to swim and just hang.

And these were only the first 4 days… I love holidays!

38 thoughts on “Andalusian picture spam

  1. Esther, wow these pics are fabulous. The eating under a cave and the hiking with the views just spectacular! Sevilla is beautiful too. You guys have done soo much in only 4 days.. Glad all is well and take care of the ankle…
    Thank you so much for sharing your first 4 days of travel with us!

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  2. Keep on spamming – thanks for these gorgeous Andalusian impressions! 😘 We went to Ronda by train from Malaga – it’s just breathtakingly beautiful, isn’t it?!
    Hope your ankle gets better! Enjoy your holidays!

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        1. Thanks so much for the offer! I’m trying something as we speak but wifi is slow here, so it will be a while before I know whether it has worked or not. I’ll let you know. 🙂

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    1. squirrel.0072

      Quelle coïncidence! L’idéal serait pour vous de retrouver un âne en paille comme souvenir, si vous y retournez naturellement.J’ai bien aimé cet épisode, un des derniers que j’ai pris le temps de visionner…
      Merci Servetus pour toutes vos informations cinétographiques et culturelles.
      Quelle est la température au sud de l4espagne?

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      1. It’s been hot here, 34 Celsius and up! It’s a dry heat, so a little more bearable & with plenty of drinks and shade breaks we’re doing good. Long day yesterday in Granada so taking it very easy today at the pool. 🌞
        And I’m going to look out for that donkey the next time we are in Ronda. 😊

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    1. Thanks!
      I’m really just realizing now (thanks to Servetus) that Richard was here for Berlin Station! I’ll check to see if I can still find footsteps. 😉

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    1. I read some of his poetry in my teens in German school but scarcely remember it. Maybe that says something? Every time I hear his name, the line “Diese Hand da fällt” comes to mind which is I believe from “Herbst”. That’s about all I recall.

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      1. Servetus

        “Wer jetzt kein Haus hat, baut sich keines mehr” is the line I usually remember. (“Herbsttag?”). Every now and then there’s a poem that just kicks me in the gut, but a lot of it is just too unsolid for me to grasp.

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          1. squirrel.0072

            Je suis dépaysée, sur une autre planète:
            – où les caractères d’écritures sont incompréhensifs,
            – où des anciens sans âge balayent les rues, serpillent le métro, font la circulation… pas de retraite pour eux,
            – où des jeunes mariés se déplacent en tenues traditionnelles et sandales de bois,
            – où il est mal vu de porter un décolleté, un short ou une jupe courte…
            – où tout comportement est en retenue, en politesse et en respect…
            – où il faut donner ou recevoir un objet en le tenant avec les 2 mains (bol de thé ou de riz, billet de banque…

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