vineri, 14 ianuarie 2011

Andalusia - Los Pueblos Blancos

How can you stay straight on the road when so many miracles are around you? 
Los Pueblos Blancos (The White Villages),  are famous for their beautiful views and white houses. These seem to be inserted like bird nests into the mountains and are usually adorned by a castle. Every spring the houses are whitewashed, ushering in the season of growth and fertility and saying ‘hasta la vista' to the winter!


One of the most spectacularly placed from the white villages is Arcos de la Frontera, enjoying magnificent views over the Serranía de Ronda.
The town gained its name by being the frontier of Spain's 13th century battle with the Moors.


The sun went down and the light was so sweet... I had to pose a little bit.


Some history: many of these villages were founded by Berber tribes who settled in the area during the eight centuries of Moorish presence. 


Because of the constant threat of attack, they chose sites which were high and easy to defend.


These are villages that seem to demand that you slow down the pace. One of the most popular sayings here is ‘how wonderful it is to do nothing and then to rest afterwards'!



If you really want to to fully submerge into the Andalucian countryside and Spanish way of life, this is the special route for your soul. 





 


  

We arrived in Seville that evening loaded with energy! In the next day we walked from the hotel to the city old center a very loooong distance, but about that I'll be here again, with more and more beautiful pictures!

9 comentarii:

Rural Revival spunea...

Beautiful, thanks for taking me there!

ella@lifeologia spunea...

Beautiful.
I love the photo of you standing by the column. It looks like it's from a magazine ;)

giozi spunea...

Beautiful place, and your dress is gorgeous.

Zâna Bună Rău spunea...

Amazing lady, amazing place!

The Fairy's Apprentice spunea...

Thank you, pretty ladies! I am so happy you traveled with me for a little while!
You know you are amazing, too, and I love your blogs :).

Obaitori Spiritual Mothering spunea...

Wow, what beautiful treasured memories. You are stunning! You have a big heart too. Thanks for your wonderful blog. It is a very interesting window into your fortunate life. Love Katie x

Suzanne spunea...

Such beauty! The villages reminded me of my time in Sorrento , Italy.

Kellie Collis spunea...

Gorgeous place! It's a lovely village! Enjoy the wonderful weekend, Kellie xx

The Fairy's Apprentice spunea...

@Suzanne: Is kind of different of Sorrento, the maure influence is very strong here, in Andalusia.
@Kellie: All the area is wonderful! Stay tuned for Seville, Cordoba and Granada coming next! :)