Pics from Trip to Gibraltar April 2017

At the end of April I went to London briefly and the next day to Gibraltar. These first 3 photos are my favorites. The coffee was good at the hotel in Gibraltar, the knotty trees up on the Rock were interesting, and the Moors and their castle were there before the British:

A few from London before Gibraltar. It was the London Marathon Day when I went to cross Westminster Bridge (in defiance of the terrorists).

The side of the Rock near the Hotel Caleta:

The part of the Rock facing Morocco. Not pictured but Morocco was just a blur on this day.

Various sides of the Rock and looking out over the Mediterranean:

Scenes from the city–  

Catholic church mural, “Little Ben,” steep streets, archways, and Casemates Square, the main square in the town . . .

The American Monument (WWI) and the Sikorski Memorial:

The King’s Chapel (small chapel in the town): 

Look at the old flags. I also did a blog post the previous day on Lord Uxbridge then saw one of his son’s memorials in the chapel. The chapel is a nice respite from the midday sun–Gibraltar is sunny 300 days of the year.

Some of the signs I snapped:

There’s always a Wellington connection:

More signs:

Pictures of the Barbary macaques:

One of the most enjoyable and interesting places visited was the Gibraltar Museum. This museum has a scale model of Gibraltar. From Wikipedia: 

The John Fernandez Rooms include a 8 metres (26 ft) long scale model of Gibraltar and also includes old photographs of Gibraltar. The model was completed in 1865 from a survey by Lieut. Charles Warren R.E. who later took a leading role in the Jack the Ripper investigations. It was made at the direction of Major General Edward Charles Frome R.E. and painted by Captain B.A. Branfill in 1868.

 

  6 comments for “Pics from Trip to Gibraltar April 2017

  1. May 7, 2017 at 11:42 AM

    Gibraltar is one of my favourite places. You lucky thing.

    • May 7, 2017 at 12:03 PM

      Yes. I think so. I loved it! So unique 🙂

  2. hilarymb
    May 8, 2017 at 1:22 AM

    Hi Denise – looks amazing … I’d love to visit Gibraltar … while being in London during the marathon must have been interesting … lovely photos .. cheers Hilary

    • May 8, 2017 at 7:54 AM

      Hilary, the marathon made getting around central London very difficult. I got trapped on the embankment and could not cross over to Whitehall for a long time. To cross the marathon, they capture people in a corral like cattle and then wait for a break in the runners. Then they divert the runners and let the captured people cross. All very organized but time consuming. I met some interesting Gibraltarians. Tourism is the main business, of course. A lovely place.

  3. May 9, 2017 at 3:41 PM

    Great pictures. It is probably one of the places I’ll never visit so I’m glad I got to experience through your lense. Girl Who Reads

    • May 9, 2017 at 4:01 PM

      Thanks, Donna. Gibraltar was a very unusual place for me to choose to go to. And I want to go to more unique places. I am going to Iceland at the end of summer.

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