Rincones de Nijar

The top of Nijar with the Sierra de Ahamilla behind

A beautiful day today and perhaps we should have gone to the beach but instead we went to Nijar as the town is holding its annual feria this weekend.

Colourful corner of Nijar

We were disappointed when we found that instead of glamorous girls in flamenco dresses and handsome men on horseback, as in the town fairs in Granada Province, the centre of Nijar was filled with a not very colourful horde of locals casually dressed and seeking out the makeshift bars lining the streets. These were blasting  out dreadful and very loud Spanish pop music so we escaped to the top of the town to seek out quiet corners.

Another rincon

We found plenty of these in the narrow lanes of the old town.

Renovated cottage

There are colourful renovated houses freshly painted and ….

Lane with old houses

…. many others in a dilapidated state but nevertheless charming.

Entrance to a cave

We even came across some caves in use.

Vintage Renault

Returning to the town centre we came across this vintage Renault parked under a no parking sign. This was definitely worth a photo.

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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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