Picture of the Week

18 August 2013

Week 32: back in Alicante

Filed under: — Administrator @ 08:37

After the cruise during the preceding week, it was back to work. A quiet week at the office, with few meetings and lots of time to actually get stuff done. The children are still with us. Very much the usual summer in Alicante.

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Lili the Cheese Lady keeps coming to the office every Tuesday to sell her delicious goat cheeses out of the trunk of her car:
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Monica cooking:
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The cat doing what cats do best:
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Sunset on the golf course, as seen from my back porch:
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Seneca Square, Alicante. This used to be the bus station. It was moved a couple of years ago, and the area was supposed to be converted into a much needed park in a low-income area with very little greenery. But then the economic crisis really began to bite and, like many other projects, this one was delayed indefinitely. But some students and citizens took matters in their own hand:
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I was there in the middle of the afternoon, the hottest part of the day, so the makeshift park was largely empty. But one little boy was making use of it:
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Another cycling picture, the church spire in Aigues on a glorious Saturday morning:
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A contrasting image, from the centre of Alicante. The anarchist graffiti means “no God, no country, no king”:
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Later on Saturday, I made one of my periodic visits to the Mercado Central to buy a leg of lamb and some other stuff, and of course to have a look at the place.

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Flowers and shadows on the square behind the Mercado:
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Family snapshot:
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In the meat section. I cannot decide whether this is a goat’s head or perhaps a young horse’s:
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The veggie section. The quality and variety of the produce here in Spain is second to none:
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But it is the fish section that provides the best photo opportunities:
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Shellfish stand:
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Looking on:
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And finally, the lady I think of as “The Glamorous Fishmonger”:
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