Ruta Fotográfica de Los Puertos

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Boats in the fishing port of Almeria in the morning

I, Digby, went to Almeria City this morning to join a photographic group, organized by Jose Campoy, for a walk around the ports of Almeria.

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Fishing in the port

I arrived early and parked, as suggested, in the entrance to the fishing port. I had time to take a couple of photos of the port in the morning light before heading to join the group at the meeting point nearby.

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La Iglesia de San Roque

Our first pause was below the Iglesia de San Roque. This church was built in about 1500 on the site of an old mosque but most of the existing church dates from the 19th Century and suffered damage during the civil war. From below I captured the tower against the clear blue sky.

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La Iglesia de San Roque and the Alcazaba

I shot a better view of the church and the Alcazaba on the hill behind as we entered the port.

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Mountains and macines

We were guided into the commercial port area. This is not open to the public so special permission had been organized to let us in and we were accompanied by a member of the port police. There was not a lot going on in the port on a Sunday morning but some of the machinery made good photos. I thought these chutes alongside the mounds of sand, or is it allum, made a striking image. The cars parked seemed to be covered in it.

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More machinery

This is also an impressive machine.

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Container ship in port

There were not many boats to photograph. Here is a small container ship, colourful against the backdrop of the Alcazaba.

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Tug and scrap metal

This tug in the foreground and the pile of scrap metal looked good against a panorama of Almeria.

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The rig

Further along the quay was moored this large drilling rig.

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Rig, gulls and ferry

A photo of the rig with seagulls on its mooring cable and one of the ferries to Melilla to the right.

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Ferry and castle

Ferry in the port with a great view of the Alcazaba behind.

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El Faro

The group reached the end of the port at the faro.

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The fishing port 

The tour of the commercial port had taken over two hours. When we got back to the entrance the group entered the fishing port where I began my visit. The light had changed since my first photos.

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Fishing boats with the Alcazaba behind

It was lunchtime and the tour was almost over but I left the group to go to the far side of the fishing port as I wanted to get a photo of the fishing boats with the Alcazar a behind.

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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 Ruta Fotográfica de Los Puertos

  1. Moira McRae says:

    Lovely photos Margaret and Digby. We hope you are both well and life is treating you well. We look forward to seeing you again at the end of January. Moira and Donald xx

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