Wednesday, 9 October 2013

A few days in the sun

A friend and I were lucky enough to spend a few days in southern Spain last week visiting another old friend we taught with in the 70's. It was great to catch up as it was 12 years since we last all met up. She has a beautiful second floor apartment in Estepona with fabulous views from her roof terrace across to the mountains in the north

and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.

Estepona is a pretty white walled Spanish town with long stretches of beautiful sandy beaches, a busy marina and a working fishing port which provides a wide variety of fish for the many restaurants and tapas bars in the area.

The narrow streets of the old town are filled with colourful flowers and each street has different coloured flower pots attached to the walls. This is red flower pot street!

In other areas of the town artists have painted amazing tromp d'oeil such as this on to otherwise plain buildings. The colours of this particular one were so vibrant.
We also visited Marbella, another fascinating town filled with beautiful white walled buildings in the old town and a collection of Salvador Dali sculptures leading down to the sea.

Of course a little eating and drinking took place over the course of our stay and this fine fellow tasted delicious once it was cooked in a salt wrap.

There was also time to sit and relax by the sea and soak up a few October rays.

Back home now and catching up with a few gardening chores which include planting daffodil bulbs which will hopefully provide a splash of colour next spring.
Thanks for visiting, speak to you soon.

1 comment:

  1. Some very inspirational colour schemes for future work. I love the tromp d'oeil.