El Viernes Santo en Las Negras

Colourful countryside

Colourful countryside

Las Negras has been extremely busy this Semana Santa and the weather, although not as clear and hot as at the beginning of the week, has been warm and sunny enough to please our visitors. Yesterday morning we walked to San Pedro and back with a couple of friends who were staying with us. The mountains are still looking fresh and green and the wild flowers add splahes of vivid colour. This photo, taken from the path to San Pedro, shows a patch of poppies and Bermuda buttercups behind an old stone wall.

Las braces, beach and horses

Las braces, beach and horses

We returned to Las Negras for a tapas lunch and afterwards strolled around the village. The fish restaurants on the front were doing great trade. This photo shows the restaurant Las Barcas and a group of horses on the beach below.

Horses on the beach

Horses on the beach

We have not seen these horses here before so naturally went and spoke to them.

Craft stalls and Bar Cerro Negro

Craft stalls and Bar Cerro Negro

Between the bars hippy traders had set up art and craft stalls. Here are a few of them alongside Bar Cerro Negro.

Brilliant parasols

Brilliant parasols

We thought this stall with its colourful parasols very eye catching.

On the sea wall

On the sea wall

The owners were equally interesting. Here is a photo of them sitting on the sea wall opposite their stall. I published another photo of them and their wares on https://coloursofspain.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/trading-in-las-negras-on-good-friday/ Click on the link to have a look and if you click on the photos in our blogs they will enlarge.

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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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One Response to El Viernes Santo en Las Negras

  1. Looks a wonderful place!

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