Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Indalo Man

 The Indalo by Robert Bovington Go into any gift or souvenir shop in the city of Almería or the tourist resorts of Roquetas de Mar and Mojácar and you will find key rings, thimbles, teaspoons and even jewellery – all … Continue reading

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Spain – a web site

A web site intended as a photographic and written celebration of places in Spain. I will share with you my impressions of Spain, its places and its people. Robert Bovington (author of Spanish Impressions, Spanish Visions, Spanish Matters.) Click on … Continue reading

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Cartagena – Peral Submarine

According to local tourist information, Isaac Peral invented the submarine in 1889. Whilst Señor Peral undoubtedly designed the fine specimen of a U-boat that is on display, the locals are wrong to allege that he invented the submarine – a … Continue reading

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Photo of Padules, Alpujarra Almeriense

The stone paved streets of Padules are typical of the Alpujarras — the façades of the houses whitewashed and little pots of plants sit on windowsills behind wrought-iron railings. Panoramio – Photo of Padules, Alpujarra Almeriense

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Cherín in Las Alpujarras

Cherín is a small village with an oil mill and many orange, mandarin and olive groves as well as almond trees. Panoramio – Photo of View of Cherín in Las Alpujarras

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Pampaneira in the Alpujarras

Pampaneira is an extremely photogenic location with narrow streets, a fine Gothic church with a wooden roof in Mudéjar style, and several cafes and shops, which though ‘touristy’ are nevertheless delightful. The view from the road leading down into the … Continue reading

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Mecina Bombaron in the Alpujarras

This area of the Alpujarras is particularly delightful located as it is on the wooded slopes of the Sierra Nevada. A recent census revealed that 2100 different types of plant exist in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Chestnut trees, in … Continue reading

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