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Photos from Andalusia (Southern Spain).

April 5, 2005

Tower, Torremolinos

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Old Tower, Torremolinos, Málaga
A small tower in Torremolinos. The sign says “Hidroelectrica del Chorro”.
This was the first company producing electricity in Málaga.
“El Chorro” is a small village near the dam and hydroelectric plant in Antequera, but the name also refers to the whole “Andalusian lake district” with its famous climbing opportunities.

March 29, 2005

Baths in the Reales Alacazares, Sevilla

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Vaulted Baths in the Alcázar
Like the other famous Andalusian cities (Granada, Córdoba…), Sevilla also has an “Alcázar” - a Moorish fortress.
The one in Sevilla dates back to the 8th century, but much of the current site was actually built after the reconquista in the times of Pedro the cruel who nevertheless employed Moorish architects and artisans.
The palace-fortress has beautiful gardens and right next to them are some vaulted baths.

March 21, 2005

Sevilla

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Sevilla
Lush green in Sevilla.

September 16, 2004

Granada

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Granada (Andalusia, Southern Spain)
View over the Gardens of the Generalife, Granada (Southern Spain)

September 3, 2004

Azulejos

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Azulejos in Fuengirola, Andalusia (Southern Spain)
The elaborate tiles are omnipresent in Southern Spain and Portugal: you find them as decorative elements on houes, but also as street sign, on park benches, in churches and many other likely and unlikely places.
The plaza des España in Seville is full of them and even the “Torre del Oro” (Golden Tower) gets its colour from gilded azulejos!
Usually, azulejos are mostly blue, as the name seems to indicate (azul=blue), but just about all other colours may be present as well.

As to the origin of the name azulejo: although the connection to the Spanish word for “blue” seems obvious, experts come up with a different etymology - from Arabic “Al Zulai” meaning brick.
Now, these tiles are neither completely blue nor bricks, but in any case truly photogenic!

August 4, 2004

Agaves

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Torremolinos
Agave plants in Torremolinos (Southern Spain)

April 30, 2004

Andalusia: Lion yard

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Alhambra, Granada, Southern Spain
The famous lion yard in Granada

March 12, 2004

Andalusia: Generalife, Granada

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Generalife, Granada, Foto: L. Bobke
A view from the gardens of the Generalife in Granada, Andalusia.
The Alhambra and the Generalife actually make up one complex, but the summer palace of the Nasride dynasty is much less known than the Alhambra.
A pity as the beautiful garden are exactly the right spot to relax a bit and recover from the stress of the multitudes visiting the palaces. This place has water basins, fountains, palm, cypress and orange trees, abundant flowers and a breathtaking view.

March 11, 2004

Andalusia: the Mezquita (mosque) of Cordoba

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Mosque/Cathedral of  Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain. Photo: Laurenz Bobke
The Mezquita (mosque) of Cordoba is an architectural wonder, even today, although building a Cathedral in its center did not exactly improve it.
Even the emperor Carlos (Charles) V is said to have commented as follows: “You have destroyed something unique in the world and built something that can be found anywhere.”
Well, nice quote, but after all it was Carlos himself who had ordered the construction of the cathedral.
Still, the maze of columns is breathtakingly beautiful.

March 6, 2004

Andalusia: Nerja 2

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An aloe plant in Nerja, Andalusia.

March 5, 2004

Andalusia: Nerja

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Nerja, a pretty town in Andalusia (Southern Spain). Most buildings are still in the traditional style, but there already are many new bungalows built by foreigners.

February 26, 2004

Andalusia: Granada

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Granada, Andalusia (Southern Spain)
Granada, seen from the Alhambra.

February 11, 2004

Andalusia: A beautiful view.

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Nerja, Andalusia, Spain
Nerja, a very romantic place in Andalusia (Southern spain)

February 10, 2004

Andalusia: Fresh Fish

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Fish in  Torremolinos, Andalusien (Spanien).
Fish, nicely decorated in front of a restaurant in Torremolinos, Andalusia (Spain).

January 29, 2004

Andalusian Sunset

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Sunset in  Torremuelle, Southern Spain
Sunset in Torremuelle, Andalusia.



    

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