Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Catalan Day in Lloret de Mar

Every year the Catalan people celebrate their special day on 11th Sept. Just about every town and village in the region decorate their balconies and homes with the red and yellow Catalan flag. These photos show how the day  was celebrated in Lloret de Mar, with stalls selling local hand crafted goods and local produce.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Figueres - Birthplace of Dali

Figueres in Catalonia is the birthplace of Dali and it seems that as you walk around the whole town is a tribute to his work. This building is the Theatre and Museum of Dali.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Suited and Booted!

All dressed up and no where to go! 
We saw this comical sight just a few days ago walking along the prom in Torremolinos.
There's nothing wrong with the dog its a Chinese Crested and this type is completely bald apart from tuffs of hair on the tip of its tail and the top of its head. I should think the suit was to protect it from the sun...not sure about the boots though !

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ardales Lakes - Andalucia

These stunning views of the Ardales Lakes are less than an hours drive from the beaches of the Costa del Sol. This area provides much of the water for the Malaga region and just now the lakes (of which there are 3) are almost fully stocked after the recent heavy downpours over the Christmas period. If you ever visit the Costa del Sol then a trip to this area is a must as you have such a vast contrast of scenery from the coastal resorts. You are very likely to see birds of prey such as eagles or vultures flying overhead....a very impressive sight with their 3 metre plus wingspan!

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Benalmadena Marina

A colourful shot of the Marina at Benalmadena...voted the best marina in the world on several occasions.
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Torremolinos Beach

This photo taken today on Torremolinos beach shows the life guards post, no one on guard at this time of year !