More Ruins

Ruins of San Diego gold mining village

A few more photos taken during our drive along the tracks on Thursday afternoon. First the old gold mining village of San Diego on the way to Ermita del Fraile. This was British owned but closed at the outbreak of the Civil War. It was later reopened by Franco for a short time after the war when he was desperate for gold.

Looking out of the front door, Cortijo de Montana

After Cortijo del Fraile we stopped at Cortijo de Montana.

Pig pens

Here are good examples of the animal pens mainly used for pigs.

Stables in the house

The donkeys and mules lived inside the house. Here is their room.

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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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One Response to More Ruins

  1. Angela says:

    Your pictures should be archived for the local history of the area,the one looking out of the door I love.

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