Celebrating the Malaga Blues

Today, bringing a whole new meaning to the winter blues, on my East of Malaga Facebook page we are celebrating the “Málaga Blues”.

This is a series of photographs taken around Málaga province, showing skies, sea and doors in various shades of blue.

Rio Chillar, Nerja

Part of the river walk of the Rio Chillar, Nerja

One of the best ways to cool down on a hot summer´s day is to take a walk along the Rio Chillar from Nerja.  Unusually for Andalucía, this route is suitable for walking during June, July and August, as there is plenty of shade, plus the river to keep you cool.

Casa Antonio, El Acebuchal

Blue door and sky in El Acebuchal

Closer to Frigiliana in terms of distance, this mountain hamlet is a world away from the hoards of holiday-makers visiting the Costa del Sol.  You can discover this delightful blue door in the Lost Village of El Acebuchal.

Entrance to Calle Marquis de Larios, Malaga

Entrance to Calle Marquis de Larios, Malaga

Held every year in August, the Málaga feria is one of the largest fairs in Spain with millions of people joining the fun throughout the week.

Zafarraya Pass, Spain

Zafarraya Pass

In 1979, a cave was discovered near to the Zafarraya Pass, with a subsequent archaeological dig unearthing the best preserved remains of Neanderthal man (radiometrically dating back 30000 years) ever found in Western Europe.

Stairway to Heaven

Could this be Frigiliana’s own “Stairway to Heaven”?

This house with it’s heavenly views can be found in the upper part of the white village of Frigiliana.  There is no motor vehicle access up the steep streets to this part of the village, which remains largely how it must have looked hundreds of years ago, when the village was occupied by the Moors.

Catamarans at Torre del Mar, Spain

Weekend sailing festival in Torre del Mar

Last summer I had fun photographing the colourful sails of the catamarans at the sailing club in Torre del Mar.

Canillas de Aceituno

View across Canillas de Aceituno towards Lake Viñuela

Lying in the shadow of the largest mountain in the Axarquía region, there has been a settlement on the site of  Canillas de Aceituno since the Moorish occupation in the 8th century, when the main industry was the growing of mulberry trees for silk production.

Balcony blue - Cómpeta, Spain

Balcony blues in Cómpeta

My final image is from my home village of Cómpeta, showing a pretty balcony, filled with flowers, against the deep blue painted windows as their background.

Head over to Facebook,  join in with the fun – and post your own Malaga Blues onto the page, if you have any!

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30 thoughts on “Celebrating the Malaga Blues

  1. Pingback: Frigiliana: Beautiful white village | East of Málaga

  2. Fabulous photos as usual, Marianne. I am pretty sure I have one for your FB page. Must look. I am definitely going to be in your neighbourhood in September for a few weeks and will keep you posted on the details. We may get to meet in person after all!

  3. How beautiful to be filled with sunshine from your blog while buried in snow! The white washed houses are so much more appealing than this snow!

    • Hi Serena – I’ve managed to keep my FB page going – but I seem to have got out of the habit of writing for the blog, don’t I? Sorry about that – I do miss writing. I have so many ideas for blog posts spiralling around in my mind 🙂 My Mum is doing really well – thank you for asking.

      • Tee hee…. OK, tell me the 3 most important places I need to visit ( or 6, if you prefer)… Most important means places, preferably not the most well known, that are interesting, or picturesque, quirky… I’m interested to see where you would suggest.

        • OK – off the top of my head:
          1. Malaga city – has come on in leaps and bounds over the past ten years. It’s listed on many world hotspot lists for 2015.
          2. Staying east of Malaga – Frigiliana – has been named prettiest village in Spain – old Moorish village with stunning views down to the sea and up to the mountains. (you could then pop down to the nearby town of Nerja).
          3. I think the capital of the Axarquia, Velez-Malaga, is a very interesting town – it’s VERY Spanish but has loads of fascinating places and some great restaurants. You could then make a dash to the coast from there to the “seaside” part of Velez-Malaga – known as Torre del Mar … foodie heaven, great promenade and lots more.
          That’s five for you – but there are SO many more …. 🙂

        • Seriously, Sue, if you really are thinking of coming – I can suggest loads of places to keep you busy. Would love to meet up too, if I’m around 🙂

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