La Fiesta de Naranja, Gador

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The Town Hall of Gador yesterday

Yesterday the nearby town of Gador held its annual fiesta of the orange. Crowds turned up to drink fresh orange juice, eat orange fritters and stock up with oranges. We did not stay too long as we have so many oranges from our own orchard that despite getting through 12 a day ourselves and giving large bags of oranges to friends who visit we are not making much inroads into our crop. Unless produced on a large scale, oranges, unlike olives, are not a viable commercial crop.

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Oranges on the steps of the Town Hall

Still it was quite jolly at Gador. The town hall was bedecked with orange decorations with baskets of oranges in front.

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El Naranjero de Gador

The statue of the orange picker in the square was also adorned with oranges.

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Girls of Gador

Digby took these photos and decided that he would give these local girls dressed in traditional costumes an orange background too.

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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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One Response to La Fiesta de Naranja, Gador

  1. Angela Bell says:

    That looks like fun!

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