Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Nerja Spain and Málaga Street Art. Andalusia part 2.

We finally encountered warmth and sunshine just in time for the holidays. After a cold and mostly cloudy stay in Granada, the Costa del Sol was calling our name. We camped out in a nondescript condo in Torrox Costa overlooking the Med. We caught the new Star War in Spanish in nearby Nerja-the Balcon de Europa. Nerja if a fine place to kill an afternoon. The overall Costa del Sol is loaded with European expats lucky enough to escape the biter cold, snow, and rain in their nearby respective countries. The good news about clusters of European expats is that they bring their cuisine with them. This makes drinking Belgium beer and eating Currywurst possible.

A couple of days later we made it to Málaga and stayed at an apartment in the lively Plaza de la Merced-where Pablo Picasso was born. As attractive as it lookes during the day, it isn't the ideal location if your goal is to sleep at night. The random singing, drunken arguments, and general cafe noise below dip well into the wee hours. Alas, we survived.  

Nerja is the "Blacon de Europa." A photo from the Balcon.
Plaza de la Merced on Christmas eve.
Plaza de la Merced Christmas day.
Who's happy to be on a donkey?
Getting all pretty for holiday shopping.
Early morning in Plaza de la Merced.
Most of the  remaining images on this post are of the street art behind our apartment in  Plaza de la Merced. There was quite of bit packed in within a 4 or so block radius. Maybe this was just the tip of the iceberg. Who knows.

Afternoon beach time.

Centre Pompidou Málaga

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