Thursday, June 26, 2008


One of the lions which form part of the base of the Christopher Columbus column at the bottom of the Ramblas in Barcelona. The column is 60 meters high and from the top you have fantastic views all over Barcelona.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Barcelona Port - Independence of the Sea's

On the 5th June the largest cruise liner in the world was docked in at Barcelona for the day. The ship is able to carry 3,634 passengers, is 1,112 ft long and at the widest point is 184 ft.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Benalmadena - Shopping

Along the sea front in Benalmadena is a very good selection of shops selling a wide range of goods where you can always find a bargain. This flat pedestrianised area covers almost the full length of the resort so is very easy for the infirm to enjoy. Also along this stretch are a number of bars and cafes with very reasonable prices. A spanish menu of the day can be found for 8€ or less...but most of the cafes do typical English fish and chips or Sunday roasts any day of the week!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

La Rambla - Barcelona

Three views from the Ramblas in Barcelona. Above is one of the colourful flower stalls, here you can buy fresh flowers for any occasion. The second photo is one of the entertainers always seen down the Ramblas. The only thing here is they dont entertain you until you put a few cents in their collection! but you could easily spend an afternoon just watching them...they all have their own unique act!

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

White Storks in Spain

Down in southern Spain is a place called Almoraima which is a cotton growing area. Situated roughly North East of Gibraltar it is also home to a large colony of white storks which build their nests on top of the electricity pylons at the side of the railway lines.
Some of the pylons have actually had special man made platforms built up above the lines to save the storks from getting electrocuted as they fly in and out of their nests.

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