In Malaga, we stayed in a hotel near the bus and train stations —
And, as in many other cities, the area was a lot more run down
Than in the centre of the city.
I thought it had a lot of character
With its urban decay and murals –
Some of them posed existential questions,
While others just wanted
To give peace a chance.
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I spent a hot Sunday morning wandering around Malaga.
First stop – the main plaza in the old town
Where there was a wonderful photo exhibition by Salgado.
Then a quick stop at Cafe Central with its famous mosaic.
The empty glass of coffee sums up how I feel (horror vacui)!
My eye was drawn to the symmetry of the cloth
Protecting the main shopping street and old buildings from the sun.
Malaga Cathedral attracts a lot of visitors
With its fine architecture.
I was more fascinated by the neglected rear of the cathedral,
Where hundreds of cobwebs caught bird feathers
From the pigeons who live there.
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Sometimes, the best part of a sunset
Is when the sun sinks below the horizon.
Then all sorts of magic can happen:
A strawberry sizzle in the sky
Or the rich perfection
Of sky kissing waves at the beach.
(I’m on my last week of holiday and want to spend as much time away from the computer as possible, so may not be around too much.)
The kids spent most of their time
In Ericeira, Portugal, surfing.
Some days, the waves
Were big and foamy and fun.
Some days, the lessons took place
Just as the sun was setting
And it looked as if the surfers
Were gliding on gilded waves.
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On Thursday, I’m flying off to Portugal again with the kids —
Time to enjoy Lisbon and then
Off to the beach for
Surfing and sunsets.
These photos are from the Atlantic Coast, Portugal, taken last year.
(See you all again in about ten days.)
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My daughter and I have just enjoyed five magical days in Venice.
I haven’t had time to sort through my many photos, but I love the skies I managed to captured on my mobile phone.
The early mornings
Were often dazzling and golden;
And sometimes the quiet back streets
Offered up gifts of moody clouds
And beautiful views.
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The hush of dawn at the airport.
A wooden floor of shimmering gold.
Dreams can come true too
If you fly off into the sunrise.
(Pictures taken with my mobile phone on the way to Paris.
My daughter directed and took the second photo.)
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