Winter in Granada

The Rio Genil and San Basilio

The Rio Genil and San Basilio

Although spring has arrived in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata it is still winter in the beautiful city of Granada although it is only two hours drive away. Here are some photos I (Digby) took on a visit there this morning.
Cuesta Genil

Cuesta Genil

I started off alongside the Rio Genil and then down the Cuesta Genil to the historic centre. The sharp light and bare trees created a wintery atmosphere. The church of San Basilio makes a good focal point here.
Plaza Bib Rambla

Plaza Bib Rambla

There were plenty of tourists about in the Plaza Bib Rambla.
Old buildings in the Plaza Bib Rambla

Old buildings in the Plaza Bib Rambla

I love the old buildings in this square. Once again the bare trees are evocative of winter.
The flower seller

The flower seller

On a corner this old lady is still selling flowers. I recall taking some photos of her at this time of year three years ago.
Plaza Trinidad

Plaza Trinidad

Many of the trees in the squares have been pollarded. They look quite dramatic here in Plaza Trinidad.
Mirador San Nicolas

Mirador San Nicolas

There were the usual buskers, pedlars and crowds of tourists at the Mirador San Nicolas from where there is a great view of the Alhambra with the Sierra Nevada behind. The snow on the mountains looked fresh and the snow line was quite low. Although today was bright and sunny I think the weather in Granada was pretty grim at the beginning of the week.
Winter in Granada

Winter in Granada

Finally I like this photo looking up the Acera de Casino from the Plaza Real. It seems to capture the spirit of the day. It even tells us the temperature – 16C.

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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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