Picture of the Week

13 May 2013

Week 19: mostly cycling

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No trips this week, just work and cycling. So most of the pictures were taken while prowling the roads of Alicante province on my bicycle, or at the office. In any event, all pictures are within a radius of 20 km from home, in contrast to previous weeks. The pictures are presented strictly chronologically.

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Aigües balcony:
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Looking for señoritas, Playa San Juan:
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Monday afternoon, a rare occurrence–fog obscuring the view of Alicante from our terrace:
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Lili the Cheese Pusher makes delicious goat cheese in her Quesería de Tibi, and comes to the office every Tuesday afternoon to deliver the orders that she has received during the week, using a spreadsheet she has set up on Google Docs:
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Lili is originally from the German-speaking part of Switzerland. How a Swiss lady ends up making goat cheese in a mountain village 50 km from Alicante is something I have not yet figured out:
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Wednesday morning, interesting clouds over our neighbourhood while walking the dog:
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Thursday was a holiday, so I cycled north to Villajoyosa and Benidorm. On the way, I stopped to photograph this amusing piece of road art along the N332, the old Valencia road:
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Same road, same bicycle ride–cacti along the N332:
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Once arrived in Villajoyosa, I took a break on the beach promenade. A couple of boys were performing acrobatic moves on the paseo, presumably hoping to attract attention from the young people on the beach. Initially they were largely ignored:
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But a few minutes later, they definitely had an audience:
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On Friday afternoon, I had an errand on my way home from work (to explore a beer shop someone told me about, important stuff in other words). Afterwards, I walked a bit around the centre. This is one of the nicest squares in the barrio of Alicante, Plaza Gabriel Miró:
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Another centre city park, Parque Canalejas:
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Friday night, we went to eat at our local modest tapas place, Los Charros. While waiting for my order of pig shank, I checked out the other patrons, as one does:
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Saturday morning. I cycled up to the mountains. On the way, I passed this house, which I photographed earlier this year. Someone had written pro-Spain slogans and painted the Spanish flag. Now, Catalan separatists have been at work too:
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The Plaza de la Iglesia in Aigües. Typical small-town life:
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Saturday night, we went to another wine-and-food evening at Finca Otero in Aigües, an utterly delightful place run by delightful people. Here is Peter, preparing some appetizers on the BBQ:
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Being a sommelier is serious business:
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We finally sat down for dinner at the second floor terrace. A beautiful setting indeed:
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