Málaga and the Alcazaba

Taking the bus from Nerja to Málaga, my fellow blogger and friend Allie Baker of The Hemingway Project and I spent the better part of the day wandering around the older parts of the city. What a fabulous day. 

–Beautiful lamp outside a Middle Eastern restaurant

 –A slippery street on a quiet Sunday morning in Málaga

 –Decorations are probably beautiful at night . . .

 –The church bell tower after the sun made an appearance

 –Nice to hook up with the relatives. 

 –I called this Our Lady of the Torn Paper–because
 that is what the white part is that looks like Mary.

The following pictures are from the Alcazaba, a Moorish citadel that was refurbished in the 1960s. Walking around these grounds is a great way to spend a Sunday. The landscaping made it all the more beautiful.
 –A facade of the Alcazaba

–An example of the many steep stairways.

 –The light shining in a archway

 –Uh oh.

 –The bullring or Plaza de Toros, La Malagueta, from one of the levels of the Alcazaba.

 –The view to the other direction and to the harbor. I left out the cruise ship.

 –What about this light? So stunning . . . 

–A decorated nook. I wonder what was there centuries ago?

–Moorish draining system

We also visited the Museo Picasso, as Málaga is Picasso’s hometown. He and his family left many works of art to this museum. On loan to the museum from the Guggenheim in NYC was this work entitled Lobster and Cat:

One of the drawings I really liked was this one:

Lastly, on our way out of the museum, we watched a short film featuring David Douglas Duncan, a renowned war photographer. Duncan was introduced to Picasso by Robert Capa and photographed Picasso and his family and friends. He published 7 books of photos of Picasso and they remained lifelong friends. 

  3 comments for “Málaga and the Alcazaba

  1. Anonymous
    December 2, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Great pictures Denise, that was an awesome day together!


  2. December 10, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Reading all these Spain posts makes me think you should read He Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing. Unlike some of Lessings work, this one is quite readable, and is chunk of it takes place in rural Spain. I reviewed back in 2009 before I had many readers.

  3. December 10, 2012 at 5:12 AM

    I will take a look at your review and perhaps find that Lessing. Thanks, Thomas –MDC

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