Walking with my camera

Most days I go out walking for an hour or two … rehabilitation after I fractured my ankle. Mainly walking the streets of my town that is not that big. And I bring my camera, of course.

Thought I had walked most of the streets when I discovered somewhere I had not been before. Love when that happens. The view of the town from that spot is kind of “from the back” and there is just so many details to look at.

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Morning light

One of the main sights in my town is the castle. It was first built by the Phonicians, then expanded by the Romans, almost destroyed by the Visigoths in the 5th century and then rebuilt by the Moors.

The castle opens at 8 o’clock in the morning and at this time of the year the sun rises a little bit after 8 o’clock so going up to there see the sun rising and the daylight taking over is a very nice way to start the day.

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Sundays in October

Today we changed the clock to Winter time … and temperature has been winter like.

The other Sundays this month I have been enjoying walks along the sea in nice sunny 20+ C weather.

These photos are from the last stretch of beach to the west of Málaga city. The tourists have gone and the seagulls had taken over. At least for a little while.

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Pilgrimage

Sunday after the 8th of September is the day of the annual pilgrimage to escort the  patron of Álora, la Virgen de las Flores, back to her sanctuary after nine days in the parroquial church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación. The virgin is escorted by carts, wagons, tractors, people on horsebacks, and people on foot.

It’s a big day in town … and it’s a big day for photographers of all kinds.

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