As my contribution to this week’s Travel Theme: Pathways, I’d like to show you Callejon de la Alcuza in the white village of Sayalonga in southern Spain.
With a width of only 56 cms at one end, this is officially the narrowest street in the Axarquía region.
As you might imagine, there’s not much of a traffic problem here!
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It may be tiny, but it’s also quite beautiful with that interesting stonework. The sign in very colorful and inviting too! 🙂
Not sure we will have time to visit Sayalonga when you visit, Cathy – but I have somewhere very special to take you 🙂
Marianne, I’m excited to go anywhere you’d like to take me. I really consider myself lucky to get to meet you and see the place you love through your eyes. I know whenever I had visitors to Oman, I loved showing them my favorite places and being thrilled when they enjoyed them. 🙂
how often do people think they are skinnier than they are and then they get stuck? and when they are stuck, how the heck do you get them out of there? oil them up and flick them out with a spatula?
I don’t know the answer to that, Marco – perhaps they don’t allow them any paella for a few days and then they can wriggle free! 😉
heehee, squirm out of there.
Wonderful pictures – I really like the sign too!
Yeah, I had to include the sign in my photos. Glad you liked it too, Meg.
It looks like neighbors can shake hands with each other from their windows:) Beautiful shot, Marianne!
Thanks Amy – I’m sure they could!
What a beautiful pathway, Marianne. 🙂
Thanks, Sylvia 🙂
What a lovely way to use seastones! Very pretty!
There are a few villages around here with pebble-stone paths and streets – they are really pretty 🙂
Narrow and beautifully crafted. 🙂
Indeed, Gemma 🙂
While travelling in Spain I remember a few times jumping into doorways so a car could pass because there wasn’t room for both of us (and I am quite small). This one is crazy though!
Ah yes, because when these villages were built there were no cars – only horses or mules. It’s amazing how cars (and vans) manage to squeeze through some of the streets 🙂
Yes and hopefully they don’t get too many bumps, dents and scratches 🙂
Sometimes the houses get bumped and scratched around tight corners and bends!
Love all the stone work on the path
It’s a relatively common feature of villages around here, Dallas. Pretty isn’t it?
🙂 I have once crossed a similar path in my country.. very much like this one. I wonder how they carry their furniture around when they are moving in :O
Maybe they have a back entrance that opens onto a wider street! 😉
That’s what I thought too 🙂
fascinating…think they might have traffic problems, though.
Imagine a group of overweight tourists meeting head on!
hahaha – that might not happen due to the steep streets and steps – but let’s hope not, anyway!!
I don’t think I’d like to walk it in the dark after a few glasses of wine!
LOL – I know what you mean, but one thing’s for sure, the streets around these parts are very safe 🙂
Thanks, Kathryn 🙂
Oooh lovely! I’ve never been there, but if I had probably never would’ve noticed that little lane, or at least never would’ve noticed that it’s the narrowest street in the Axarquía.
Sayalonga is a pretty little village, a bit further inland than Algorrobo. I’ll be writing about another interesting feature of the village very soon, too 🙂
You should try to visit sometime, Serena.
there,s a street in my home city in exeter called parliament street which is 25 inches at the narrowest point
…I wonder if that would class as the narrowest street in the world, Nik?
Must be the narrowest path ever! Wonderful shot Marianne!
Well, it’s the narrowest I know. Thanks Madhu 🙂
Wow! That is narrow.
Oh, just the thought of “no-traffic” certainly made me smile Marianne and what an amazing shot! I love the cobblestone patterns. So creative! Thanks for sharing hon and have a lovely Sunday! *big hugs*
A lot of the pretty white villages around here have lovely cobblestone paths throughout the streets – it’s something of a feature around here 🙂
Thanks Sonel – always much appreciated. x
And I thought the ones in our pueblo were narrow!
I’m sure they are – it’s just that this is a bit narrower! LOL
Great take and look at perspective.
Thanks, Chas 🙂
I guess – not – the street is called Broadway… “lol” 😉
Great shot for the theme… 😉
Hahaha – no – certainly NOT Broadway! 🙂
Lovely street.There’s a very narrow one in Santiago de Compostela called Entrerruelas or something similar
Thanks Paddy – I’m sure each region has it’s narrowest street – this just happens to be ours 🙂
Looks wide enough for me and my crutches, Marianne. (joke!)
Great shot. 🙂
Only just, though! 😉
That is amazing! I wonder what the narrowest street in Andalucia is?
Hmmmm not sure about that, Fiona, but this should surely be a contender:
Great choice of subject, especially for the theme! Love the photo.
We have one of those in Salobreña…
Do you now? 🙂 Not narrower than this one, I hope!