Picture of the Week

15 September 2014

Week 36: just Alicante

Filed under: — Administrator @ 22:52

A quiet week with mostly work, exercise and other aspects of daily life. So most of my pictures are from around the city, and from the surrounding countryside, the latter taken while cycling.

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The top of the Esplanada de España, Alicante’s main pedestrian street along the waterfront, with the ubiquitous lottery vendor:
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Blue tree near Aigües in morning light. To avoid the afternoon heat, I have been cycling before work during the past couple of weeks:
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The plaza in Aigües, still decked out for fiesta:
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The drought just keeps its grip on our part of Spain, and the reservoirs keep getting lower:
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So, to conserve water, I went to El Rincón de Cerveza in Elche to stock up on quality beer:
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Tagliatella, a pizzeria in our neighbourhood. Their stuff is excellent, fresh and light, with quality ingredients. It is both a sit-down and takeout restaurant:
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Another neighbourhood picture. Dog communication outside the Mercadona supermarket:
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The remaining five pictures are from downtown Alicante.

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This is Seneca square, a park which was opened this summer on the site of the old bus station. This is a low-income part of town, and some kind of recreative space is badly needed here. At the same time, the surrounding streets have been made more cyclist- and pedestrian-friendly by widening the sidewalks and lowering the speed limit to 30 km/h:
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Parts of the square are constructed with skateboarders in mind:
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Skater and spectators:
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