|LITTLE LADY LIBERTY.|
PALACE IN BACKGROUND.
I also had no idea the statue had been plated in solid silver. (Nor that the Leaning Tower of Pisa was so near.)
She stands front and center at a "Mini Golf" course. (San Geraldo grew up calling it "Goofy Golf," while I grew up calling it "Miniature Golf"). And, OK, I don't think she's really made of solid silver either. But she did light the way to the Casa de los Navajas, the palace I was looking for.
The Casa de los Navajas is a "small" private palace built in 1925 by a sugar cane entrepreneur named Antonio Navajas. It was built in the Neo-Mudéjar (Moorish Revival) style, and the interior design was inspired by the Alhambra of Granada.
(Click the images to make The Little Lady, and everything else, not so little.)
The nearby sugar fields are now occupied by Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport. And the palace was donated to the Province of Málaga and the City of Torremolinos, although it spent years in disrepair and more years under renovation. It just reopened this summer. And the restoration is magnificent. There was no info available on-site (I'm sure that's on its way). But interior spaces have been redesigned to be used for events, one room is labeled "Bodas," which means "Weddings," and outdoor terraces abound.
|THE VIEW AS I CROSSED THE STREET.|
|TILE AND PLASTER.|
|THE ROOM ABOVE THE ENTRY.|
|NICE CHAIRS. SCHEDULE YOUR WEDDING.|
|WHERE I CAME FROM: LEANING TOWER OF PISA CIRCLED IN RED.|
|YOUR BASIC TABLE AND CHAIRS.|
(BE SURE TO USE A COASTER!)