The Bride Catches the Drone

In Ronda, we met a Chinese couple from Beijing that were on their honeymoon. They took off their outer clothing to reveal their wedding outfits. The groom launched a drone to take their video with the famous bridge behind them.  I got a fun photo as the bride caught the drone.

bride catches drone

bride catches drone

the drone

the drone

drone and wedding couple

drone and wedding couple

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Frontera Snapshots Gallery

Some snapshots of us in Frontera area. Click any photo to enlarge.

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Cueva de la Pileta

We took a day trip to Cueva de la Pileta to see the cave painting. The Cave of the Pool in English was discovered in 1905 by by a Spanish farmer called José Bullón in 1905 who was looking for bat guano. Dating of the large paintings is now estimated at over 20,000 years old. The cave itself has many geological features of interest. Truly amazing

Cave-painting-fish

Cave-painting-fish

cave-painting-horse

cave-painting-horse

cave-painting-bird

cave-painting-bird

 

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Zahara

We drove to Zahara for a day trip. Zahara is perched on a mountain, overlooking a valley. The town was originally a Moorish outpost, overlooking the valley. Due to its position between Ronda and Seville, it was a perfect site for a castle to be built to serve as a fortress in case of attack. The remains of the Moorish castle are still existing.

Moorish castle

Moorish castle

view of lake

view of lake

Zahara panorama

Zahara panorama

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Ronda

From Grazalema, we took a day trip to Ronda. Ronda is a mountaintop city set dramatically above a deep gorge. This gorge (El Tajo) separates the city’s circa-15th-century new town from its old town, dating to Moorish rule. Puente Nuevo, a stone bridge spanning the gorge, has a lookout offering views.

Puente Nuevo

Puente Nuevo

Puente Nuevo side view

Puente Nuevo side view

Ronda view

Ronda view

Ronda viewpoint

Ronda viewpoint

Puente Nuevo view

Puente Nuevo view

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Grazalema hiking

The area around Grazalema is popular with hikers, bikers and cyclists.

fog on the mountains

fog on the mountains

the valley

the valley

view from mountain pass

view from mountain pass

along trail

along trail

mountain

mountain

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Grazalema

Next, we visited Arcos de la Frontera. Then, we stayed five nights in Grazalema, a small, somewhat less touristy hill town with lots of character. We stayed in a room looking toward the church and heard the bells every hour. In the mornings, we went to a neighborhood café and had café and leche and toasted bread with ham sliced from a large leg held in place by a clamp. In Grazalema, we walked on the Roman road that originally served the town. We hiked the neighboring hills, spotting goats, finding ruins and enjoying the fog and colors.

church in Grazalema

church in Grazalema

view from our window

view from our window

outside our hotel

outside our hotel

view from top of town

view from top of town

Roman road

Roman road

Ermita del Calvario ruins

Ermita del Calvario ruins

mountain goat

mountain goat

town from overlook

town from overlook

town at sunrise

town at sunrise

town in day

town in day



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