Rock pools of Rodalquilar and La Alcazaba of Almeria

Izzy, Elly and Daisy at el Playazo

Izzy, Elly and Daisy at el Playazo

Our grand-daughters Izzy (11) and Ellie (9) returned to England this morning after staying with us for 8 days.

Rock pools of Rodalquilar

Rock pools of Rodalquilar

The weather has not been perfect but they still had a great holiday. On some days the Levante wind made the sea too rough for swimming but the beach still had its attractions and they particularly enjoyed the rock pools at the end of El Playazo de Rodalquilar.

Trees inside the Alcazaba

Trees inside La Alcazaba

Yesterday we had to go to Almeria City so we took them to the old Moorish castle, La Alcazaba.

The prt of Almeria from the Alcazaba

The port of Almeria from La Alcazaba

Izzy and Ellie by the castle walls

Izzy and Ellie by the castle walls

There are great views of the city from the ramparts.

Approacing the gardens through a Moorish arch

Approacing the gardens through a Moorish arch

Pool with carp and lilies

Pool with carp and lilies

Inside the walls are beautiful gardens approached through Moorish arches, fountains and pools with carp.

Leaving La Alcazaba

Leaving La Alcazaba

Jairán Al-Amiri the first King of Almeria

Jairán Al-Amiri the first King of Almeria

The Moors ruled Almeria from the 9th Century until 1486. Below the castle there is a new statue in memory of Jairán Al-Amiri the first King of 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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2 Responses to Rock pools of Rodalquilar and La Alcazaba of Almeria

  1. Angela Bell says:

    What beautiful girls,i will swap you one of Caroline’s boys for one of them!! Fairs Fair Hee Hee!

  2. Moira McRae says:

    Beautiful girls! You sound as if you have had a wonderful time with them. All is well and look forward to seeing you next winter.xx

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