Views from Ronda

Ronda, perhaps the most famed and loveliest of Andalucia’s pueblos blancos, sits atop a massive cliff, rising sheer from the valley floor a hundred metres or more below. The old … Continue reading Views from Ronda

Puente Nuevo, Ronda

Puente Nuevo, the ‘new’ bridge, dates to the 18th-century and spans the 100m-deep Tajo Gorge, connecting the old and new parts of Ronda. Ronda was a surprise: approaching up a … Continue reading Puente Nuevo, Ronda

Our favourite tapas bar in Sevilla

We came across this tapas bar near the City Hall in Sevilla one evening, liked what we saw, went inside, and liked it so much we came back the next … Continue reading Our favourite tapas bar in Sevilla

In the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Grazalema

One of the best decisions we made on our trip to Spain was to head off the main road from Sevilla to Ronda, and take a detour through the Parque … Continue reading In the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Grazalema

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on Grazalema

The little white village of Grazalema, one of the pueblos blancos of that rugged region, has the highest rainfall in Spain. True to form, lowering dark clouds clung to the … Continue reading The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on Grazalema

Pied Avocet, Marievale

I like the harmony and balance, the silent concentration, in these photographs of pied avocets with their swooping bills wading in the waters at the Marievale Bird Sanctuary. Time for … Continue reading Pied Avocet, Marievale

Real Alcazar – Arches, Tiles, Ceilings

The delicacy of the decoration at the Real Alcazar in Sevilla is a breath of poetry, the colours of god….