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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
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
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!