Picture of the Week

18 February 2016

Week 07: mountains, light and clouds, Monica’s visit

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The pictures this week are partly from my cycling in the mountains and partly from my daily goings-on in Alicante. A common theme is light and clouds. In the summer the sky is blue and boring; in the winter there are clouds and more interesting effects. At the end of the week my daughter came to visit from Cardiff.

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Last week I showed some abandoned construction projects. This week I continue the abandonment theme. On the way to the Puerto de la Carrasqueta mountain pass there is an abandoned petrol station, and during my last bike ride up there I stopped to explore it photographically:
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Pumps:
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Window:
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Interior:
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The toilets:
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The wall:
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Door:
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Another cycling picture, this time from a convenience store near Elche where I usually stop for a drink:
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The next several images are all about light and clouds.

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A windy day on Playa Muchavista:
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View of the mountains from Playa Muchavista:
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Cloudy sun, Playa Muchavista:
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Cabo de las Huertas, illuminated by the setting sun on my way home from work:
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Same scene in monochrome:
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Looking the other way, towards Alicante, from the same spot:
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This is a view of the street where I live, looking north as I walk Cheeta in the morning:
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Winter sunrise in my neighbourhood:
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Another winter sunrise in more or less the same spot:
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This week I “discovered” a new great watering hole, just a few km from my house, the Eden Bar in El Campello. Good beer selection and four TVs showing sports. The man here is watching Six Nations rugby:
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And these people are watching the Chelsea vs. Manchester United Premier League match, which was also my reason for going to the bar:
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Continuing with the Six Nations theme, here are two colleagues toasting during an impromptu celebration at the office. Ruth is Irish and Chris is Welsh:
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On Friday, mid-morning, I found myself in the arrivals lounge of Alicante airport. Monica was coming home from Cardiff for the weekend:
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I took my little girl for lunch in the city:
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And a bit later, reunion at home:
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Taco is very much Monica’s cat. Of course he loves us all, but he loves her just a bit more, I think:
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Monica spent much of the weekend just relaxing with us at home. And this was precisely the purpose of the trip:
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