#SundayWalks around #Córdoba Old Town #SilentSunday

Alcazar of the Catholic Kings XVI Century

One of the many doors to the Mosque

Part of the Mosque Tower from the outer walls.

The Mosque Tower from inside the Orante Tree Patio.

A Narrow Cobbled Street near the Mosque.

Whitewashed walls and iron window bars with flowers.

Casa Palacio Bandolero by the Mosque.

Paella looks good and it was!

See you next Sunday for another walk 🙂

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#SilentSunday #Autumn #Haiku ‘Fallen Leaves and Lush Red Dates’

Sunday Morning Walk.

Fallen Leaves and Lush Red Dates.

 

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Proud palm trees watching

Fallen leaves on grey streets and

Lush dates on green lawns.

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#SilentSunday Benahavis, Malaga, #SundayWalks

Taken in the car, on the way to Benahavis.

Some more winding, country roads.

Nearly there….

Roundabout with a stone tower to greet new arrivals…

A view from the top.

 

A view from the bottom 🙂

Street view.

I loved the beautiful palm trees.

This tiled stairway and colourful wall were begging a photo!

Typical whitewashed house with pretty balcony in Benahavis.

Bye for today, Benahavis…

Hope you enjoyed your visit to Benahavis 🙂

See you next Sunday for another walk 🙂

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#SilentSunday #SundayWalks Fontibre, Cantabria

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My son by a statue of the La Virgen del Pilar, at the very source of the river.

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Fontibre is a small neighbourhood, 3 kilometers from the town of Reinosa, in the province of Cantabria in the north of Spain. My mother lives a few kilometers away, and although its far away from where I live, I visit regularly.

I was there recently and took these photos.

It is famous because the source of the river Ebro, the second longest river in the Iberian Peninsula, has its source, right here, in Fontibre.

In fact, this name derives from the Latin words ‘Fontes’ and ‘Iberis’, meaning source of the Ebro.

The Ancient Cantabri, who were considered to be savage and untamable mountaineers, were one of the largest independent tribes of Hispania, to succumb to Roman rule. They were finally conquered by the Romans during the Cantabrian Wars (29-19 BC), under the reign of Augustus.  More information with maps here 

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It’s a stunning place for a quiet walk, and there’s a cozy rural hotel called La Posada de Fontibre and a lovely restaurant for a delicious meal called Restaurante Fuentebro, where we love to stop for lunch after a long country walk.

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