VACATION PHOTOS

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Now that spring is sprung in Cape May, we’re having some work done on Leith Hall this

Donkey Rides in Mijas

Donkey Rides in Mijas

midweek before it gets too busy. Easter is just over, and my mind turns to vacation. For us, vacation is always winter vacation, so I thought I’d share a few pictures of a trip we took to Andalucia, in Southern Spain, a few years ago. We toured most (or all) of the cities of Andalucia. One of these is Mijas, which is one of the “white villages” of Andalucia. It is very convenient to the beach resort of

View ovr Mijas

View over Mijas

Torremolinos and the other towns of the Costa del Sol, so it is often overrun with visitors. Not in January, however.

We’ve also been to the Alhambra in Granada a couple of times. I think that it may be the most beautiful building I’ve ever seen; oddly, in a completely different way than Western buildings. Instead of making the palace bigger and grander than a house, the designers made it more and more complicated. Instead of immense, like the palace of Versailles, it

Down the hill in Mijas

Looking Down the Hill in Mijas

has another courtyard with another set of rooms, and another and another. The result is a palace that is human scale and very pleasant to be in. Versailles is impressive, but not actually pleasant.

A Courtyard in the Alhambra

The Alhambra from the Generalife Gardens

In the Alhambra

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