Ronda – November 2006

I wasn’t feeling very buoyant about my photography when we went to Ronda last year, so I didn’t blog at the time. However, here are a few pics for your delight and delectation.

Here’s a few over our balcony. We stayed in a 13th century tower in a wacky little hotel. This was fab except the bathroom was on the ground floor and I fell down a lot of steps whilst drunk as a lord on our last night.

Ronda is built over a gorge, which is spanned by a number of bridges. This is the ‘new’ bridge.

Deep isn’t it?

Quite an awe-inspiring construction.

The view out across the plain is pretty amazing too.

This is the pic that I’m REALLY pleased with. I loved the shadow of the steps against the wall.

This is the old bridge – leading to the part of town where we stayed. Look at that camber! The one way system meant that A. had to drive up here a number of times.

Lovely decorated doorway – made me think of Zorro for some reason.

These knees are wonderful!

A shot of me in my natural habitat – the fig. If you ever want to suborn me, use figs. I can’t resist them.

This is the lowest, so called Roman bridge.

Just below the bridge are the remains of the Moorish bath house complex, about 1,000 years old.

The brick work is extraordinary.

But as in Granada, I was taken by the sky lights.

They were so beautiful.

And the light so intense. I could have stood and stared up at them forever.

“O bed! O bed! delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head.”
Thomas Hood