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Three pictures from Cadiz. First and third one is in Caños de Meca, where cape Trafalgar lighthouse is. If you follow the path and reach the lighthouse, you will see this view. The second shows some houses in Vejer de la Frontera. I don’t remember exactly where is this one taken from, but this little town needs to be walked. And better in the afternoon, so the white walls reflect the bluish light from the sky.

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This golden hand was a quite usual door knob I found in some towns I visited in Cadiz this summer.

They are also known as Fatima’s hand, and they were used as some sort of amulet. I am not very keen of superstitions, but I like the looks of some of this things. Their origins are quite far in history, when these towns belonged to Al Andalus. Not everything was visiting beaches on holidays! 😉

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Medina Sidonia was our base for exploring Cadiz. Well, it wasn’t exactly an expedition.
We were on holidays, so the plan was just visit some places, go to the beach, eat good food, etc. Nothing more adventurous, to be honest. Just spend a good time in a place we didn’t knew. Its funny, because I have lived in Huelva, the province next to Cadiz, for many years when I was a teenager. And I did never visited Cadiz at that time. Now, after more than 20 years, I do it as a tourist. Medina Sidonia is a place with a great history, that spans for more than 2000 years. It is placed on top of a hill, a very strategic place for resisting battles during long years. At the end of the day, those hills are really hard to climb. Uphill narrow cobbled streets are not the best thing for walking with beach sandals. But as a reward, views like this can be waiting for you.

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I really have enjoyed this trip to Spain. I think I’ve done something like 4000 Km in just three weeks. Cadiz, Albacete, Leon and Madrid have been the places I have visited. The white walls shown in the first picture are in Vejer de la Frontera. It is one of white towns in Cadiz and they are called that way for a reason. The dune picture was taken in Bolonia’s beach, also in Cadiz. I can honestly say that it’s one of the best beaches I have ever been. The windmill is in Pozohondo, Albacete, my place of birth. The fourth picture is a place in Leon province I often visited with my family in the past. Sadly now the restaurant and hotel is closed (damn economic crisis) but the views are still there. And finally, the statue picture is taken in a park in Madrid I had never visited before. El capricho is called.

I filled 2 memory cards with pictures. I have loads of editing and processing to do… 🙂