Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Marbella, A World Of Colour

Monday afternoon, while San Geraldo did his last practice drive around Marbella before his exam for his Spanish drivers license, Judy and I strolled the streets of Marbella's Old Town and absorbed the colors.

San Geraldo passed the exam Tuesday! So, I will soon share the saga of the Spanish drivers license.

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Just as I was about to snap this next photo, a woman came out of a shop and crossed in front of me. She stopped and apologized. I told her, it was nothing — that she only made the photo more beautiful. She laughed and blushed, and then told me that was because the bougainvillea was "mi hija" (her daughter). The buildings pictured are hers and she planted the bougainvillea a mere 15 years ago. From far left and all the way to the roof, this is one single plant.







Meanwhile, thanks to San Geraldo for enduring it all and for colouring my world...

26 comments:

  1. OMG! The colour!!! Gorgeous town indeed, Mitchell.
    Congrats to SG too.
    You just coloured our world today, thanks.

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    1. Jim:
      It was unbelievable. And the light was perfect when we were there. I'm hoping to get back to shop before "season" begins. I know I won't like it there when it's filled with people.

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  2. Congrats to him! Marbella looks like exactly the kind of place I love - will have to add it to my Spain itinerary whenever it happens :) Bougainvillea is one of my favorite - I just wish it grew here.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Marbella is always equated with wealth, expense, and famous people. The values are not to my taste. But the old town is, as you can see, stunning. For me, it's a great place to visit during the non-summer months.

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  3. I envy the colour
    Trelawnyd only has one.........green

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    1. But, John, Trelawnyd also has many shades of brown as I remember from your blog. MANY shades of brown. Besides, you bring all the colour anyplace could need.

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  4. Amazing color! I am blown away by the beautiful exuberance of it.
    Congrats to SG; looking forward to the story behind it.

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    1. Wilma:
      We were blown away, too. The sun and sky were perfect that day, too.

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  5. Colourful, distinctive, playful, exuberant - so many ways to describe Marbella, I love it! What a cheerful sight to see today, thank you for sharing it Mitchell. Love the exchange between you and the bouganvillea's 'mother'; you are ever so charming. =)

    Thank goodness for the loves of our lives- how on earth would we get along without them.

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    1. Jacqueline:
      And thank goodness for each other, too!

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  6. Lovely, as always. And felicidades to San Geraldo. When I was in Spain back in 1978, we took turns driving and it wasn't terrible. On the other hand, I was convinced from my summers in Mexico that in order to obtain a driver's license there, you first had to fail a psychological exam.

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    1. Michael:
      Spain is supposedly the country in Europe with the most complex and difficult driving regulations. Not the best. Just the most complex and difficult. And that doesn't result in the best drivers in Europe. Still, it's better here than what I remember of Italy in the '70s... or Boston in any time in my life.

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  7. Congartulations for San Geraldo. Now I must be careful in Spain - new driver on the road

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    1. Gosia:
      I'll send out a warning whenever he's behind the wheel!

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  8. It looks like midsummer there. So San Geraldo with a driving licence will need something to drive.

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    1. Andrew:
      May was described this year as having July-like weather. It's back to normal, which means it's more like June now!

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  9. Congrats to Jerry! And the photos are superb -- such vibrant colors!

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      It was a perfect day for Kodachrome...

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  10. Color! I love it! Please paint the world kelly green and cherry red!
    Make sure Jerry wears nothing but colour in his new position!

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    1. Spo:
      Hmmm... what "position" I wonder is that?

      I was just out on our terrace. Our three hibiscus plants are in bloom -- red, orange, yellow. Delicious!

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    1. Judy:
      The colors are spectacular and the day was perfect for photographing.

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  12. Guess who could live in MARABELLA ~~ c'est moi!! Spanish escapes me, but hey I'll learn. Congrats to Jerry!
    How sweet of you to illicit such a comment from that lady. What a wonderful place to live and experience.
    Many thanks for this Mitch!
    Ron

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    1. Ron:
      Saying nice things to stranger (appropriate nice things) does enrich my days and theirs. It's one of the things I live for. I'm not so sure Marbella is a place you'd want to live. Although it IS beautiful.

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  13. Beautiful! If I had a Vespa, it would be that colour!

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    1. Knatolee:
      That poor Vespa was hand-painted, but I loved it.

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