Gorgeous Ronda

Gorgeous Ronda

The beautiful town of Ronda lies 750 metres above mean sea level and is built on either side of a huge, 100 metre deep gorge carved through the hills by the rio Guadalevín. One side of the town dates from Moorish times, the other from the 15th century.

Osborne Bull

Osborne Bull

One of the famous Osborne bulls, as seen from Torre del Mar. In 1994 the EU passed a law prohibiting all roadside advertising of alcoholic beverages, and the bulls were therefore due to be removed. However, public pressure resulted in the signs being retained, but completely blacked out to remove all reference to the original advertisers. The Court eventually ruled that these signs could remain on the grounds that had become a part of the landscape and have ‘aesthetic or cultural significance’.

Wind turbines

Wind turbines

Wind farms probably generate as much debate as they do electricity. Whilst it can be ‘interesting’ or ‘surreal’ to see the tops of these contraptions suddenly appear above smaller hills as you drive along, I’m not certain about fields full or hilltops covered in these things.