The first sight of the day was Mick waking in his dorm bed.
The Alcazar is just like my house, but nicer.
The Plaza de Espana has supported many tilers.
In the cathedral, I could see that Spain got some gold in South America.
An understory of flamenco, tiles, statues, plazas and fountains
has a canopy of old trees, domes and cupolas.
As a well-earned break from tapas and vino in Ronda, we visited Cordoba’s Mezquita, once a mosque,
but now a cathedral.
Pileta Cave near Ronda was first inhabited by Neanderthals. Its graffiti is more than 30 000 years old. These photos are not mine, as visitors cannot use flashes. Other rock paintings depict a hunter, a sea lion, an ibex, mountain goats and cows.
House facades have been built onto caves inhabited since paleolithic times in this village near Ronda.
Ronda straddles a dramatic gorge.
The cobbled alleys
hold specialty shops.
Spring is on display, with wild flowers, blooming window boxes on balconies
and fruiting orange trees throughout Ronda.
We caught a ferry past Gibraltar to Spain, where we are staying in Ronda. We watched a Semana Santa, or Holy Week, procession, then had tapas. Notice how the floats are powered.