La Pescaderia y El Camino Viejo, Almeria

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La Pescaderia, La Chanca and the Alcazaba from the Camino Viejo

This morning I, Digby, went on the third of Jose Campoy’s fortnightly walking tours around the old quarters of Almeria. Today we explored La Pescaderia and the old road towards Malaga.

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Colourful lane in La Pescaderia

The group assembled near the port and we walked up the narrow streets of La Pescaderia, the old fishermen’s quarter above the fishing port. Like La Chanca the area is run down but the streets and houses are colourful .

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Looking down to the port of Almeria

It was a hazy morning and looking back down into the sunlight the drilling rig in the port made a dramatic picture.

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Glimpses of the castle

Through the narrow streets we could catch glimpses of the old Moorish castle, the Alcazaba.

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Lads in the street

Just like in La Chanca a fortnight ago, the young people were keen to have their photos taken.

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Cloudy behind the city but we walked in sunshine

Although it was cloudy inland the sun came out in Almeria and it became a fine but hot morning.

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Cottage on a corner

Climbing higher up to the Camino Viejo we passed this quaint cottage on a corner. Very ramshackle but still with TV satellite dish and aerial.

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Retrato de vecino

In the next house the owner, sitting in his room surrounded by his creations, invited me in to have a look and take photos.

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The walls were covered with his creations

His walls were covered with items, including musical instruments, that he had crafted out of copper and aluminium.

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The port and city of Almeria from the Camino Viejo

We carried on up the Camino Viejo admiring the views looking back and down to the port and city.

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Walking back along El Camino Viejo

Eventually we could go no further as the rest of the old road was destroyed when the motorway was built so we returned the way we came. I think this is the last of Jose’s tours but if there are more I will definately join them.

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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 pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. 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 portraiture and 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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