Last summer, I was invited by another expat blogger to join her for a walking tour around her adopted home village of Colmenar.
Set in the heart of the Montes de Mâlaga, a range of mountains close to Málaga city, Colmenar gets it’s name from the Spanish word for the bee hives (las colmenas de abejas) that were the basis of the local economy for a long time. Indeed, Colmenar boasts a museum dedicated entirely to honey (Casa Museo de la Miel), although for some strange reason the museum was closed when we visited.
At the highest point of the village stands the Chapel of Our Lady of Candelaria. The Virgin of Candelaria is the patron saint of Colmenar, as well as the Spanish-owned Canary Islands, and the chapel was built in gratitude for the lives of Canarian sailors spared during a fierce storm off the Málaga coast, during the 17th century.
This post is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways
The Bullfighters’ Chapel, Ronda
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This is good example for this challenge. 🙂
Great pictures. Tried to post a couple of times now so trying with twitter. Had a great time in Malaga last week with my bro-in-law, he’s got a place overlooking Banos de Carmen, love it down there, much more fun than Seville, especially in summer. Love your blog.
Thanks Barry. Must be sweltering in Seville at the moment….phew!
Sorry – your messages went into my Spam file for some reason 😦
Got your message on Twitter and responded there 🙂
Great Pictures Marianne. I was down in Malaga last week with my bro-in-law. Had a great time chilling on his terrace looking out to sea by the Banos de Carmen. Much better than the sauna of Seville.
Sorry Baz – just rescued your messages from the Spam file! I had 136 in there, with only two of them that weren’t spam! Sheesh!
Beautiful church; I prefer them when they’re empty though
I know what you mean 😉
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I love the bright warm colors of the cathedral! Lovely!
Very warm colours, yes 🙂
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Stunner of a second shot.
Thanks – glad you approve, Mrs C 😉
Lovely photos…just got back from Malaga myself, went to visit my bro-in-law who has a great place over looking the beach at Banos de Carmen, lovely part of the world. I’ve been in Seville for 8 years, also very pretty, but I’m in need of a change after another intense summer…Barry
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Stunning images Marianne!
Thanks Gilly 🙂
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Really beautiful contrast! Love this Marianne!! The blue is captivating at 10:17 pm : )
Much appreciated, Kathryn – thanks 🙂
Love the two perspectives of this pretty place! 🙂
So many pretty places in Spain – as you well know, Cathy!
You are so right, Marianne, and I am dreaming of them a lot lately. 🙂
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The colors are so vibrant!
Thanks Janet – I think so, too 🙂
I live about 20 mins from Colmenar and often go to the post office (opposite the museum) but have never seen it open either!
OOHH dear – it gets worse!
Love the vibrant yellows. Great job with this week’s challenge.
The yellow is quite a common colour in these parts – I even have some (along with LOTS of white) on my house 🙂
I just love the colours Marianne and you captured it so beautifully! Great take on the challenge hon. Thanks for sharing. 😀 *hugs*
AAwwww you are such a sweetie 🙂
Have a great weekend!
You’re welcome hon and the same to you. 😀 *hugs*
Even worse Marianne – it’s closed every weekend! EVEN in August when Spanish people are around for their holidays! For information, folks can read about the honey museum here:
As always, great pictures – and I look forward to your next visit 🙂
Is it really? That’s ridiculous! I guess their excuse is that the people from the Honey museum need a break, too. Who knows?
Thanks for the extra information, Tamara. No doubt I’ll be heading your way again sometime soon 🙂
Of course the museum was closed: No flag on top, so the Queen was OUT. Duh!
Gorgeous and oh so Spanish Marianne 😉
Yes indeed – very Spanish 🙂
Have a great weekend, Madhu!
Almost like a painting – just beautiful.
Thanks so much, Frances.
That is so gorgeous, the yellow and white against the blue sky! Love these bells!
Pretty, aren’t they?
Lovely to hear from you, Amy. Have a great weekend 🙂
I haven’t seen this week’s challenge post yet so I’m working backwards. Doesn’t matter too much cos they’re lovely photos, Marianne. 🙂
It’s only very recently been posted, Jo – so no wonder you’re working backwards.
I love the contrast of the yellow and white against the blue sky. Typical scene of the area 🙂
I’ve seen it now and I LIKE it! 🙂
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Great – crisp, sharp interpretation of the theme, I would say. :)@
Glad you like it, Sue. Thanks for taking the trouble to let me know 🙂
You are very welcome!
That’s a nice interpretation of the challenge, I love the close up and whole picture view
Thanks, Noel – much appreciated 🙂