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.
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.
I rather like this colourful school gate I happened to pass in Málaga, certainly brightens things up a bit!
I was down by the rio Guadalhorce in Málaga today – a river wth water in it! – and two things struck me immediately. There were a lot of dead fish floating in the river (although turtles were swimming around quite happily), which can’t be right, and the colour of the water in one of the lagoons was a most peculiar colour (although the birds didn’t seem to mind).
A quick phone snap of the sunset from the seventh floor terrace of an apartment in Málaga city.
I do enjoy travelling on the local trains – Cercanias – and they are still very reasonable value. Prices have gone up quite considerably in the past few years but you can still get from Málaga to Fuengirola – and back – for around seven euros.
There is an abundance of graffiti in Málaga city, almost everywhere you go. Travel on the local trains -Cercanias – and the route almost seems one endless series of ‘tags’. Along the river, on both sides, the artists are always busy.
You see them all over the world, but this one is in Málaga. Hop on-hop off, a great way to get an idea of what a city has to offer, maybe note down places for later – or a future visit. Or go round slowly, hopping on and off. City Sightseeing Malaga
There probably should be an interesting fairytale to go with this piece, which is located in the centre of Málaga and fairly recently made.