Perched on top of Monte Calamorro in Benalmádena is a Falconry and Conservation Centre where you can view some magnificent birds of prey and, weather permitting, watch one of the daily falconry exhibitions. Falconry possibly dates back to around 2,000 BC and UNESCO has inscribed falconry as a shared intangible heritage element of eleven countries.
I quite enjoy little trips on the cercanias – local or commuter trains. Cercanías Málaga network consists of 70 km of track with two lines in operation. The trains are powered by overhead lines and run on broad Iberian gauge track. There may only be two lines but they get you to some interesting places and are clean, invariably on time and quite cheap.
It’s been a while, a couple of years, since I went up the mountain in the cable car (Teleférico) in Benalmádena, so a visit was long overdue. The Teleférico, inaugurated in 2000, takes you from Arroyo de la Miel to the summit of Monte Calamorro, around 800 metres above sea level.
Torre del Mar is a working seaside town and a popular, busy summer beach resort on the Costa del Sol and boasts one of the longest (4 kilometres), and certainly one of the widest, beaches along the coast.
The Enlightenment Stupa in Benalmádena, built on a panoramic platform overlooking the Costa del Sol, was inaugurated on October 5th, 2003, with the consecration ceremony conducted by the 14th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche.
A few phone snaps taken from a rooftop in Málaga city around sunset while a huge fish was being loaded onto the BBQ.
You never really notice just how bumpy the seemingly smooth roads actually are until you try to take a picture through the windscreen. Add in steering with your knees, checking your text messages and making sure your beer doesn’t spill then it’s all down to luck really.
It would obviously be a bit too much to ask the operators of trains, planes and buses to keep their windows sparkling clean, so we have just have to make the most of it.
A cloudy day just around sunset, a great time to take a few pictures from the terrace of a seventh-floor apartment in downtown Málaga city.
Quite an interesting trip to the UK a couple of weeks back, which began at silly o’clock in the morning for an 07:30 flght from Málaga. To start with, it was nice to have free WiFi on the plane, at Gatwick, on the GWR train and on the local bus when I arrived in Reading. The bus even had charging ports on each seat.