Wordless Wednesday…… Another Favourite Place

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Location:-  Cadiz, Spain

And on a very hot day in Cadiz… it my be best to learn from the locals, and walk in the shadows 🙂

Dreaming of travel again this Wednesday

Wherever you plan to travel and explore….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

19th May

(C) David Oakes 2021

A Hot Day in the narrow Streets of Seville

It was a hot day in Seville, in the high 30’s and heading for 40c.  It is then that you understand and appreciate the high and narrow streets that help to provide a little shade and cool. 

A complete contrast to the tourist hotspots of this gloriously colourful and spectacular Andalusian City…

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Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

17th September

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday…. A Favourite Place

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Spain….  Alhambra of the Moors, Granada

Couldn’t resist revisiting Alhambra of the Moors with its many Palaces.  Today we visit the Generalife Palace and the Patio of the Irrigation Ditch.  We all know the vital need for water, bringer of life.  But here at Alhambra I discovered the ingenious use of  moving water to provide cooling…. not dissimilar to A/C  in buildings today.  Sometimes it is just a simple fountain or spring, in the middle of a courtyard, with the water evaporating on the hot stone floors.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

26th August

(C) David Oakes 2020

Not the Sunny Side of the Street….

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Plaza de San Juan de Dios in Cadiz, with a back drop of the rather grand Municipal Offices was certainly  a very ‘hot spot’ on our visit.  So it is not surprising that the crowds gathered in the shade.

Note the crowd in the far left.  Despite the heat, which even in the shade was hovering just above 37c,  a Flamenco Dancer and Singer was entertaining a large audience.  Nor was in just a 5 minute gig….  Sweat and passion for over an hour.

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It was a great day in Cadiz,  we didn’t want to leave –  apart from the grandeur of the City, its Streets ,  its twin Water Fronts,  Cafes and open spaces, it was unexpected moments, as above, that made it special and added some real Spanish flavour.

We would like to get back to Cadiz….. I do wonder if we will.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

21st August

(C) David Oakes 2020