Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Benalmadena, Paloma Park

Walking around Paloma Park in Benalmadena, you are sure to see something different each time you visit! The park is a haven for wildlife, although only 3-4 mins walk from the beach, its almost like having a walk in the country side. You will see tame rabbits running around right next to the hens and cockerel's which roam freely around the park, and can sometimes even be seen walking along the pavements outside!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Puerto Banus

More photos from the small but wealthy town of Puerto Banus. Taking a walk around the marina you can see not only the yachts of the rich and famous but also their very expensive vehicles (such as this Astin Martin above!) parked alongside.

 A view of the apartments surrounding the waters edge, if you click on the photo to enlarge it you will see over to the right the very well known Sinatras Bar.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Puerto Banus Marina

Some of the most exclusive yachts in the world can be seen in the stunning marina at Puerto Banus. The one above 'Shaf' was owned by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia until his death in 2005. I should think now it has been passed down to one of his sons. This is the largest yacht here in the marina and is a very popular tourist attraction. To read more about the impact the wealth of the Kings family has had in Marbella and Puerto Banus - CLICK HERE

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Galicia - Pontevedra

60kms from Santa de Compostela is the historical province of Pontevedra, which is one of the four regional provinces of Galicia. Here you will find a coastline more than 500 kilometers long, so has a history of trading and maritime, even to this day the coast is dominated by the industries of fishing and shipbuilding. Even Christopher Columbus's ship the Santa Maria was built here, but at the same time you can see some of the best coastal scenery in the North West of Spain, and also many grand buildings such as the Pilgrims church as seen above.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ronda - Lara museum

In the ancient town of Ronda is the very interesting Lara Museum. Situated in a former palace where some members of the Spanish royal family stayed when they visited Ronda. The museum is split into various rooms each with its own theme. Some of the themes being music, knives, bullfighting and the very spooky witchcraft collection, but the most sickening part of the museum is the torture chamber, on show here you'll find implements of torture used during the Spanish Inquisition.