Post Tagged with: "Alpujarras"

Sunshine and Rain - La Taha

Exploring Andalucia – La Taha

The weather so far this trip has been changeable to say the least! We headed off in the morning to Trevelez, the (second) highest village in Spain at 1486 metres above sea level. The village is famous for its air cured hams and the marketplace is amply furnished with shops selling […]

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Bubion from Capileira

White Villages of the Alpujarras

Taking a break from the apparently endless procession of jobs getting the house ready for rental this summer I decided to take a break from the hard work, take my camera and get to know some of the local villages. The white villages of the southern Alpujarras have an interesting […]

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Orgiva

Tilting at Windmills

The first day, in the desert sun…We’ve just driven from Ironbridge to Orgiva, Southern Spain. 1500 miles in three days, including a detour on day two to see our friends Alice and Jo, who run an excellent gite in the Dordogne.   On the third day, we woke up in […]

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Hill Farming in the Alpujarras

The Real Tough Guys

I just got back from a week in the Alpujarras, ostensibly working on the house, but finding time to do a bit of photography as well. The Alpujarras are as different from the Costa del Sol as the Earth is from the Moon. January in the mountains is an experience […]

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Orgiva

Casa de Almendras

Casa de Almendras, photographed here in the condition we took it over, is a cortijo in the foothills of the Alpujarras, a little way out of Orgiva. There is a garden of oranges, lemons, figs and of course almonds! Its taken us three failed attempts and ten months to identify […]

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