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16 December 2016

Week 50: back in Alicante; Jijona nativity

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After the excitement of the week in Italy it was back to the daily life of work, cycling, being with friends etc. Christmas is approaching which will be evident in this week’s photos.

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I arrived back from Milan Saturday afternoon. Later that day, Barcelona was playing Real Madrid, and a group of friends came to our place to watch the big match. Cani is a madrilista, so he was worried during large parts of the match, as Barcelona dominated and took a 1-0 lead:
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Cheeta was watching too:
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The women watched too, but less intensely than the men:
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Elio snaps a picture:
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Cani is unhappy with a referee decision:
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Finally, in the 89th minute, Sergio Ramos equalises for Madrid, to Cani’s great relief. The match ended 1-1:
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Later in the week, I had invided two Welsh colleagues, Sam and Katie, for lunch at Moments:
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Katie has been with us for five years, but is now leaving for a job with a private company in Barcelona:
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As I do once or twice a week, I went out for lunch in the centre, and went for a walk around the Mercado Central. Inside the Mercado, the approaching holiday is in evidence:
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Shopping for flowers:
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Two generations:
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Christmas trees outside a shop:
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Tourists on Calle Mayor:
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Doorway conversation:
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One of my favourite shops in Alicante, for obvious reasons. It is called Habemus Birra:
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One morning, I liked the colours of the sky in the distance, so I grabbed the camera, put a 135mm lens on it and went up to our roof terrace:
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At the weekend, I was out cycling in the mountains again. There were some threatening clouds but things stayed dry:
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The mountains near Busot:
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Busot:
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I cycled to Jijona to have a look at their outdoor nativity scene, which I always find impressive:
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The local people come, look, and photograph:
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Los Reyes Magos:
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Balthazar:
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Finally, a photo taken while shopping for food that evening. A faithful doggie waits for his human outside the supermarket:
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