Embalse de Iznahar

The lake and Iznahar

I (Digby) have lately been so preoccupied with the business of organising moving house that I have had little time to think about photography but this morning I had some spare time so I drove up to the Embalse de Iznahar, the largest lake in Andalucia.

Landscape approaching the lake

The lake

The Embalse is located in the corner of Cordoba Province near the border with Granada and Malaga. Some of the lake stretches into the municipality of Loja in Granada. It was from here that I made my approach down a track off the A328 from Loja to Iznahar  which is the only access to its southern shore. I managed to get some pleasing photos.

An encounter with horses

Margaret says we should return with a picnic. No boating is permitted on the lake and I did not see another person while driving along the shore, only a group of horses. If you click on the photos they will enlarge.

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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