Monday, 18 March 2013

Ubeda, Andalucia

Having focused mainly upon the locations where my stories take place, I then spent a few days somewhere else altogether. Ubeda in northern Andalucia. What a fascinating town! It deserves a far longer post than I can provide right now, but here are a couple of photos which keep the mood of our time over there alive:

First, looking south from Calle Redonda de Miradores:





We timed our visit perfectly to miss the severe weather back home - but we had snow and some marvellous views of the white-topped Sierras in the distance.

And a photo of one of Ubeda's  magnificent ancient buildings:


This is the ancient Hospital de Santiago, built in the 16th century by Andres de Vandelvira.

Our stay was all too short, but we shall be back to enjoy more relaxing evenings with wine and tapas in the town's friendly bars.

2 comments:

Patsy said...

Looks like a nice place.

lizy-expat-writer said...

You had blue skies - lucky you! Though the three-tries landing you mentioned on my blog sounds scary. Lovely photos of a place with real history.