November 30, 2015

iphone6+ Malaga (Spain) off the beaten track


We did a little bike tour to the west of Malaga city and ended up at a fine little Natural Park along the coast: 
Parque Natural Desembocadura del Guadelhorce.


The madam enjoys our bike tour along the coast now in the end of November....

November 28, 2015

iphone6+ Christmas market in Malaga, Spain


With sun and a good temperature there is not much reminding of the coming Christmas - still here along a major street in Malaga some 100 small market houses is opened for the christmas season.


Popular items at the Christmas market is all kind of religous figures in all kind of sizes. from 3 euro and upwards....

November 27, 2015

November 26, 2015

Alcazaba fortification in Malaga, Spain


Malaga - one of the oldest towns in the world. Populated in 2800 years. The fortification Alcazaba from the medival times coming up after a Muslim ruling of 800 years and of course after the Romans - a hifghtime in the city after Isabel an Ferdinad conquered the Muslims in the end of the 1400 AC.

Here it is this mix of fortification and gardens a November day 2015.


Should the way to the top of the fortification be too heavy - why not stop for a refreshing bath in the summer heat.

November 25, 2015

iphone 6+ Is it a church is it a school? Whatever it is right there in Malaga, Spain


I think maybe a school as a lot of children left around 2PM. 
I find the white building and the blue sky typical for Andalucia even on a November day - a bit chilly in the morning and evening....

November 24, 2015

Iphone6+ The fine old cars in Malaga, Spain


They have a realy fine collection of large, stylish and elegant cars in the museum of autumobles in Malaga. As displayed here an old Rolls Royce lady. Pop in if you are around...


The photog admire a futuristic star trek version....

November 23, 2015

iphone6+ Evening in Malaga old town (Spain)


In the weekend always some folks around in the small streets near some old Church in the old town of Malaga

November 22, 2015

Sunday along Costa del Sol, Malaga, Spain


As we bike up along the coast from Malaga we pass many, many idyllic places for a lunch or some refreshments.


The madam enjoys the fair weather along the coast - even in a little wind this November Sunday

November 21, 2015

A walk around in Malaga, Spain


Super weather and an interesting city this capitol of Andalucia. Here from the fortress right above the old center of Malaga.


Just a few minutes away this sculpture of Pablo Picasso outside the house qhere hw was born and raised.


November 18, 2015

View from our room in Malaga, Spain


After a very early and quite cold start at Oslo Airport, Norway we have now arrived in sunny Malaga down in Andalucia, Spain.  

For us Norwegian its like doing a transit to a fine summer day.

November 17, 2015

Next tour goes to Malaga, Spain


Last tour in this year goes to Malaga, Andalucia in Spain. A fine variation with sun and warm climate as a variation to the colder climate and the first snow up here in the North.

Updates to be found at this blog....

BTW the photo above from a tour in 2013 along the road between Madrid and Valencia.

November 16, 2015

Catalan street dance in Collioure, France


The dance ensemble from Perpignan perform their dance on the main square in Collioure, France.

There is presently a strong wish amongst the Catalans  in Spain to become a new independent state in Europe, totally free from Spain.

The Catlans is not only present in North of Spain but also in the Southern part of France in the region Languedoc-Rousillon (especially the Southern part.)

Dancer in the Catalan dance group from Perpignan

November 12, 2015

Floating - Catalan dancer at a street performance (Catalonia)


Catalan dancer from a dance group in Perpignan - performing in tha small village Collioure in South of France

Close up of another member of this dance ensemble

November 10, 2015

Freedom for Catalonia (?)


With hope that the process for an independent Catalonia can continue without any big conflict with the rest of Spain.

There is also a part of Catalonia to be found in south of France where the demand for liberty versus the French government is just not as strong as it is South of the Pyrenees.

Here from a festival in Collioure, France.

(Se also my theme page here: http://hijack.blogspot.no/p/2014-catalnia.html


November 5, 2015

Clean up at the cottage. Valdres, Norway


Time to burn some old an dried branches after the green season.

The soil is a little wet and there is no wind. No chance for making any forest fire.

November 4, 2015

The no snow show in Valdres, Norway


We Arrived this afternoon at our mountain cottage in the central mountain district between Oslo and Bergen.

Usually in November we should have had the first snow this time of the year. Instead we was met by a super autumn day with sun +10C and no snow ....

November 3, 2015

Mining waste (spoil tip) in Rummu west of Tallinn, Estonia


Popular for photog this area with all the rest wast from many years of mining at this place out in the Estonian landscape.

From the net:
Rummu quarry was used as a mining site for Vasalemma marble (a kind of limestone) for a very long time. 
Most of the workforce came from among the detainees of Murru prison.

When the prison was closed, pumps that kept the quarry and the prison dry were shut down.
According to a legend, water rose so quickly that it covered a large mining excavator and other equipment that could have been taken to a higher ground well in time.

Pano displaying the small lake and the prison wall to the left where up to 5000 prisoners/workers kived in the Soviet time