“Korea’s Soomin Lee claimed victory in only his sixth European Tour start in the weather-hit Shenzhen International in China”
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.
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’.
It’s never the wrong time for a lovely chocolate ice cream.
“If politicians want to be trusted, they should stop lying to us”
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.
Despite the odd bit of drizzle, the barbie was out at one of the restaurants in calle Cuevas del Sol in Setenil de las Bodegas. Immediately discounting the menu item ‘Iberian Lizard’, I decided to go for a simple pork dish.
Setenil de las Bodegas is a small town, population around 3,000, in the province of Cádiz, Spain, and is famous for its dwellings built into rock overhangs above the Rio Trejo.
In April 2010, a sculpture commemorating the discovery of the Nerja Caves was added to the Balcón de Europa, the work of Francisco Martín. This is the second sculpture on the Balcón de Europa by this artist, the other one being the highly popular statue of King Alfonso III.
A sculpture entitled ‘El Encuentro‘ adorns the roundabout by the Supersol supermarket at the western entrance to Nerja. It dates from 2005 and is the work of sculptor Robert Harding, although the official municipal ‘Point of Interest’ sign board unfortunately calls him Robert Halding. Twice. Poor artist.