Sunday, July 26, 2009

" In High Spanish Mountains..."

Last week, we stayed in a house up in the Sierra de Tejeda, from where we watched a helicopter transport water, then spray a fire in our near-distance. Now we hear that forest fires in Almeria are causing havoc. Hopefully all will soon be well.

See my picture en route through winding unsurfaced mountain roads.... to a whitewashed village called Frigiliana ( also pictured). The route was wild and beautiful and every twisting corner afforded a more spectacular view.
And Frigiliana itself is a delight. It's origins are Moorish and there's a medieval quarter where tiles on various houses tell the story of the village. We had 2 long lazy lunches on a terrace in a restaurant in the square.... plus a morning spent at one of the best street markets we've ever visited.
A relaxing week in a superb part of the planet!


Blogger jinksy said...

I have great memories of Spanish mountains,too - your photos brought them all back. :)

8:09 pm  
Blogger Kay said...

Lucky lucky you! Spain is a great place. Hope to re-visit sometime too.

1:08 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

I hope all your memories are very happy ones!

1st time I went to Spain was with my brother and a gang of his old school friends.
They were all about to go off to Uni and it was yrs and yrs ago.
We had a great time!

5:40 pm  

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