Picture of the Week

10 August 2010

Week 31: Playa San Juan

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Another slow, summer week in Alicante.

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I start with a flower picture, a close-up of a cactus bloom in my backyard. For more on this special plant, look here (but come back here afterwards…):
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Alternate 1
This is a large, empty plot in our neighbourhood. I suppose that in some distant, pre-crisis time, someone was planning to build something here. In the two years I have lived here, it has been the main doggie toilet of the area. But no longer. Last week a fence appeared, along with an indication that it is municipal property. Rumours, hopefully true, is that the town is going to convert this plot into a park:
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Alternate 2
On Sunday afternoon my wife and I went for lunch at a popular buffet restaurant on Playa San Juan (our beach). Fortunately, we went early; when we were leaving, there was a queue to get in:
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Alternate 3
After lunch, we went down to the beach and spent a few hours reading and drinking beer and looking at the other people–that’s what the beach is for. Here is the local purveyor of “genuine” designer bags:
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Alternate 4
And equally “genuine” designer sunglasses:
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Alternate 5
A tender moment:
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Alternate 6
Protection for two:
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