Un puente

andalucia_mapaMonday was a national holiday in Spain marking the “discovery” of the Americas by Christopher Columbus. (The monarchs who forced Jews and Muslims out of Al-Andalus—Ferdinand and Isabel, mainly Isabel—were the same ones who funded Columbus in the hopes of finding riches to support their ambitious plans.)

We rented a car for the three-day weekend and more or less drove a big square: Granada, Antequera, Málaga, Almuñecar, Granada. We spent most of our time around Antequera where the weather was influenced by warm breezes from the Mediterranean colliding with cold mountain air. (Click here to read about dolmens.)

1 thought on “Un puente

  1. merediemartinez

    Gorgeous photos, Ellen! I didn’t realize there are parts of Spain that are so mountainous and dry – a really beautiful landscape. As you can imagine, Columbus day is also a big deal here in PR, complete with a boat regatta at school and a three day weekend. There was some news that spoke of celebrations of the indigenous people of the Caribbean, but not as much as I expected.


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