Posts tagged “travel

Malaga murals

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

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Than in the centre of the city.

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I thought it had a lot of character

With its urban decay and murals –

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Some of them posed existential questions,

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While others just wanted

To give peace a chance.

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Snapshots from Malaga

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.

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Then a quick stop at Cafe Central with its famous mosaic.

The empty glass of coffee sums up how I feel (horror vacui)!

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My eye was drawn to the symmetry of the cloth

Protecting the main shopping street and old buildings from the sun.

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Malaga Cathedral attracts a lot of visitors

With its fine architecture.

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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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Strawberry sizzle

Sometimes, the best part of a sunset

Is when the sun sinks below the horizon.

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Then all sorts of magic can happen:

A strawberry sizzle in the sky

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Or the rich perfection

Of sky kissing waves at the beach.

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(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.)

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Golden waves

The kids spent most of their time

In Ericeira, Portugal, surfing.

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Some days, the waves

Were big and foamy and fun.

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Some days, the lessons took place

Just as the sun was setting

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And it looked as if the surfers

Were gliding on gilded waves.

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Gone surfing

On Thursday, I’m flying off to Portugal again with the kids —

Time to enjoy Lisbon and then

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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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Iconic Venice

Whether it’s a lovely morning

And you’re a humble seagull —

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Or whether the sun is setting

In purple shades of satin

And you’re a tourist —

We can all agree on one thing:

Venice is beautiful!

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Venetian skies

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;

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And sometimes the quiet back streets

Offered up gifts of moody clouds

And beautiful views.

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Plane skies

The hush of dawn at the airport.

A wooden floor of shimmering gold.

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Dreams can come true too

If you fly off into the sunrise.

Into dawn

(Pictures taken with my mobile phone on the way to Paris.

My daughter directed and took the second photo.)

THANK YOU for all your comments.

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