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The Spanish title says it best.. it means corners of Salobreña in direct translation, but it means a bit more.. like special hidden places in Salobreña.  A walk the other day in the rain yielded these pretty little side streets

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La Compana Bar

La Compana Bar

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La Bahia Restaurant under water

La Bahia Restaurant under water

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I was walking through the old town this morning, taking pics and enjoying the beautiful weather that we are having.  As I came down some steps I spotted these three little girls totally engrossed in the fun of playing with dolls and a Barbie convertible.  Santa Claus has already has been, but the Three Kings have yet to arrive, they come the night of the 5th.  It’s so nice to see kids playing by themselves in the streets.

 

 

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Well the new year has arrived and with it has come some beautiful warm sunny days.  I have always said that the first two weeks of January are the best for good weather in the winter time.  We have had very little rain this past fall and winter so far, with only one good rainfall so far which occurred on the 24th of December.

Lots of succulents are blooming, as is the Cape Honeysuckle (seen below), and the birds that return each winter are here as well.. lots of red starts, great tits and even a flock of storks have been seen by me this week.  I must go birding soon.  The almond trees will be in bloom soon as well.  All the best for another great year for everyone.  Just a few pics from the week. Enjoy

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Flock of storks soaring above the Monte as seen from Casa Hannah

Snow on the mountains

Snow on the mountains

The big orange wall in Motril, Cape Honeysuckle

The big orange wall in Motril, Cape Honeysuckle

Automatic lettuce planter

Automatic lettuce planter, which I have never seen used here before or anywhere else for that matter.

Automatic Lettuce planter

Automatic Lettuce planter with workers filling in the spots missed.

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Close up of the workers filling in the blanks.

Potatoes popping their heads up out of the black plastic.

Potatoes popping their heads up out of the black plastic.

Flowers of Aloe plant

Flowers of Aloe plant

Beautiful banana with it's flower.

Beautiful banana with it’s flower.

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succulents in bloom

succulents in bloom

Christmas on Calle Rosario

Christmas on Calle Rosario

 

A long way up.

A long way up.

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La Caleta, La Guardia, Salobreña

 

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Just above La Caleta

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Straw Flower

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Straw Flower

 

Beautiful Wisteria

Beautiful Wisteria

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One of my favorite houses along the Camino de Canal

Nasturtium

Nasturtium

Nasturtium

Nasturtium

 

 

 

 

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Sugar Cane Factory La Caleta.

It’s all there in Black and White

I am learning more and more about my camera, so I thought I would try my hand at some black and white photos so  I chose the cane processing plant in La Caleta as my subject.  It should be noted, that the factory no longer processes sugar cane, it stopped doing that in 2006.  Today the factory makes alcohol from molasses brought in from around the world made from both sugar beet and cane.  Mind the GMO possibilities!  The molasses arrive by ship into the Motril port and huge tanker trucks bring the molasses to the factory to be processed into pure alcohol, just like the newer plant just up the road in Lobres.

The factory  is quite old and there are whole sections completely abandoned and falling into decay.  It was here that I took these photos and on the surrounding grounds .  Technically speaking, I was not even supposed to be on the grounds, but the gate was open, so to someone that likes to take pictures, it was practically an invitation.  In the future I will call in and see if I can get access to the areas still in operation.  A grubbier looking place you will not find.  Mind the Tetanus!

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