Although we went to Malaga a couple of times when we lived here it was never really somewhere we were particularly keen on... Always thought it was a bit of a dump to be honest. However, it seems to have had a lot of money spent on it over the last few years and the tourist areas at least have really been tarted-up.
They have most definitely realised that Picasso was born here and there is a euro or two to be made from this. The Picasso museum is certainly impressive but, I have to say, that I don’t really ‘get’ most of it. I am sure that he was a genius and everything but most of it looks like it was done either by a 7 year old or someone who is completely off his tits on something chemical! Anyway….
The Cathedral took about 200 years to complete and is a conversion of the Moorish mosque that originally stood here. Malaga was the port city of Granada when that was the capital of Muslim Spain. The amount of traffic through the city made it a very rich place indeed. That importance and wealth is certainly reflected in the size and grandeur of the cathedral.
The way out takes you through another small garden. This one has a few pieces of art in it. I particularly liked this painted Christ carrying his cross.
There are lots of these tiles painted scenes of parts of Christ's life on the walls of various churches around Malaga and Andalucia in general.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.