I really love this weeks photo challenge, so much so that i´ve decided to get involved, something a little different for me I know but they do say change is a good thing!
Once I read the title so many ideas came rushing to my mind, it´s such a broad title that my imagination instantly ran wild. First I thought about relating it to my new series, One Day at a Time, as, in my mind anyway, it works perfectly with it.
Then I thought of my friends and family who are not in Spain, the people who are always near because they have a huge place in my heart, they always support me and love me, even from afar. I thought it would be a lovely way to pay tribute to them.
Then I started thinking about places I´ve visited and photos I´ve taken during my time here in Spain. Places like Finestrat and the beautiful backdrops which surrounded the entire village, they were all so near and yet so far. Alicante and the views from the castle. And finally Almodóvar, the village and the castle.
With so much to choose from it left me staring blankly into space trying to decide which would be the best. Then I figured there is no rule which states that you cannot do more than one challenge, in fact several of my favourite bloggers post more than one. So I´ve decided that´s what I´m going to do!
So here is todays challenge: Almodóvar.
The journey up to the castle is most certainly a breathtaking one. It took me over half an hour to get from the foot of the hill up to the castle, not due to the distance but rather the sheer beauty there is to behold on the way up. The setting truly is picturesque. With the tone of the upward trek being set by the charming whitewashed houses of Almodóvar del Río contrasted against the spectacularly rich spring colours of the mountainous countryside and the ruggedness of the various pathways meandering their way up the hillside; it´s hard not to be blown away by what the area has to offer.
To check out the rest of my piece on Almodóvar just click here.
To see what other bloggers have come up with for this weeks challenge click here.
Have you ever been to Almodóvar? What did you think?
As always, thank you for reading,
Until the next time,