A day in Granada

Plaza Trinidad

I went to Granada on business this morning and, after I had finished my work, I had time for a walk around the city centre and take a few photos. I started  in the Plaza Trinidad.

Fruit stall in the corner of Plaza Romanilla

From here it is a short walk to the Plaza Romanilla where, on the corner there are fruit and produce stalls. I can remember this old lady from when I last passed by here.

Plaza Bib Rambla

A few metres away is Plaza Bib Rambla. This historic square is normally buzzing but today it was strangely quiet.

Street Musicians

Walking from Bib Rambla alongside the Cathedral I came across these street musicians. They were cheerful and played well but normally there are far more acts trying to grab the attention of tourists and their money.

Plaza Nueva and Santa Ana

Then on to the Plaza Nueva and Santa Ana. This lovely square and church are at the heart of the City.

Acero del Darro in the Albaicin

From the Plaza Nueva I followed the old road alongside the Rio Darro in the Albaicin,

Mannequin in the doorway of a shop in the Albaicin

This is one of the most popular tourists strolls because of the lovely old buildings that line the streets and the interesting shops and bars.

Back towards the Plaza Nueva

I retraced by steps to the Plaza Nueva ….

Cuesta Genil

… and headed back along the Cuesta Genil.

San Basilio and the Rio Genil

At the top of the Cuesta Genil is the Rio Genil and San Basilio. One last photo before returning to Almeria.

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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 in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. 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 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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3 Responses to A day in Granada

  1. Marianne says:

    Lovely photos, Margaret. I enjoyed strolling around Granada with you 🙂

  2. Lovely photos showing the beauty of Granada. Much better than the “enhanced” ones you have shown recently.

  3. angela Bell says:

    Lovely trip round granada,I never got to the Albaicin or shal I say I heve not yet!

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