Sunday, July 27, 2008

Fireworks Display in Lloret de Mar

Last night the annual fireworks display in Lloret was bigger and better than usual, here we have a few shots...but they just don't do it justice at all !

The show started at 10pm and lasted for 20 minutes. Thousands of people had come into town to watch this fantastic show which had everyone applauding at the end !

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Santa Clotilde

Photos taken at Santa Clotide Gardens in Lloret de Mar.

These immaculate gardens are a very popular attraction with many visitors to Loret. With an entrance fee of only about €4, here you can wonder round these very peaceful gardens, where the only thing you can hear is the birds and the sea below the cliffs. You also have fantastic views of the rugged coast line from the cliff tops.

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Frigiliana - Andalucia

Frigiliana has several times been voted the prettiest village in Andalucia. Lying 56kms from Malaga its fast becoming a very popular excursion for people wanting a change from the usual sun & beach holiday. The maze of cobbled streets are very narrow and steep so if you pay a visit be sure to wear a good pair of comfortable shoes and be prepared for some very steep hills!
 To cater for the tourists a few of the tiny shops are selling souvenirs, but not the cheap Chinese made things usually found in Spanish souvenir shops. You can buy some very nice home made pottery, lace and knitwear !
Below is a view of the surrouding countryside.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Andalucia, Ronda - Living on the Edge !

Here is a short slideshow showing how some of the residents in the town of Ronda live...actually on the edge of the El Tajo gorge, where the Guadalevin River flows through almost 200 mts below them!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Lloret de Mar Nightlife

The bright lights of the very busy disco area in Lloret de Mar.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


One of the largest cities in Andalucia is Malaga with a population of nearly 600,000. Its residents can enjoy a very mild climate during the winter months owing the surrounding mountains and coastal position. This historical city is the birthplace of Picasso and home to the Picasso museum.
Malaga is also the birthplace of the Spanish actor Antonio Banderas husband of American actress Melanie Griffiths.

In the city centre here you will find an abundance of smart designer shops, cafes and restaurants alongside the very well preserved historical buildings. One of the best shopping centres is the Larios centre which is only a short walk from Malaga train station. As you come out of the main front entrance turn left and its only a few minutes walk. One familiar department store here is the Dunns store, always a favorite of mine back in the UK !

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Lloret de Mar

Not the usual beach scenes associated with Lloret, but in stead an example of the grand buildings and monuments to be seen just 2-3 kilometers in land. The former monastery of St Pere del Bosc is now a restaurant. On the sandy road leading up to the monastery you will pass the Angel, a relatively new monument only dating back to 1904, and the Boundary Cross below being on this site since 1898.

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