Almeria City this morning

Rambla de Belen

This morning I went to Almeria to deal with some red tape and surprisingly got through this quickly which gave me time for a stroll in the city centre.

Old boys chatting

The Rambla de Belen, stretching from the port into the heart of the city, is a lovely, palm lined avenue. Here the citizens can enjoy a paseo or just pass some time relaxing and chatting on the benches.

Cyclists on the rambla

Cyclists too are able to use the wide avenue.

Approaching the sea

As I approached the sea I noticed that there was a lot of activity on the little beach between the marina and the ferry port.

Activity on the beach

School children, I presume enjoying their sports period, were playing netball or messing about in kayaks.

Kayaks and the jetty

This was a colourful sight against the backdrop of the blue sky and sea and dominating this scene is the old iron jetty that used to carry a continuation of the railway line out to sea.

Entrance to the marina

If you click on the photos they will enlarge.


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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