Picture of the Week

9 August 2017

Week 31: a quiet week at home and at work

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A quiet week with no travel, just work, cycling and relaxation.

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Graffiti on Calle Tridente in our neighbourhood:
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On Sunday my wife and I went for lunch at a local restaurant called La Palloza. We had the usual traditional food, including pulpo a la gallega for appetiser:
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And then the main dish, paella de mariscos:
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It is nice to eat outside on a warm afternoon in the shade. But it also means that you get visitors:
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The birdies got really brave at the neighbouring table:
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Later in the week, another pre-vacation lunch with a group of people from the office:
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A very different group of people–some teenagers on Plaza Seneca in the centre of Alicante, enjoying what used to be the bus station but is now an urban park:
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On Friday I had to take my car to the Toyota dealer for an airbag-related recall. While waiting, I took a walk in the neighbourhood and decided to have a look at this place, Rastro de la Esperanza (loosely translated as “flea market of hope”). It is a Christian charity that helps drug addicts by providing them jobs related to refurbishing and selling second-hand furniture and other second-hand merchandise:
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The main hall–I did not realise it was that big:
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The soft power of Goofy:
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The remaining images are from my cycling routes. This is a reservoir near Busot. The water level is quite low, reflecting the dry summer:
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My bike parked at the side of the road while I took the previous two photos:
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This and the next two photos are places which I pass often during my bike rides and which continue to fascinate me visually. This is an abandoned casino south of Benidorm:
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The fence has seen better days, too:
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This is a place I pass almost every day. Someone has put out these two chairs, presumably to sit on and look at the world. But I have never actually seen them occupied:
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