Sonny Daze World Tour travel blog

I traveled by bus through the countryside south of Madrid

In Spain they raise the bulls to be quite large

There are miles and miles of olive trees

Here we began to ascend the mountains of southern Spain

Some of them are gentle and there are many tunnels to facilitate...

The hillsides were covered with the signs of Spring

Malaga is an ancient port town with narrow streets

and beautiful churches

and some streets that are not so perfect to the eye

Here is an ancient city gate, now a part of the open...

A wonderful door in Malaga

The buildings are unique and exciting to look at

A fountain in a main city square

The floor in a candy shop. Those are gummy snakes, jelly beans,...

This taverna caught my eye with the old barrels full of wine

What a cool sign to locate the servicios

This is the house where Picasso was born in the Plaza de...

The King also holds court in the Plaza de le Merced. I...

Here is another view of that plaza. On Thur/ Fri/ Sat nights...

A view up the hill toward the Alcazaba

A church on the corner of a residential area of town. Note...

Here's the view up the street

I never figured out the reason for the wooden street. Anybody have...

Here's the port area. Note the buildings in the background. They will...

The Alcazaba became vulnerable around the 12th century with the useage of...

These are the walls of the new part known as The Gibralfaro

Here's the view of the port as you climb the hill. The...

Here's a close-up of the roundabout seen in the previous picture

Just to the left of the next to last pic

A close-up of the Plaza de Toros (bull-ring)

Here's a watchtower in The Gibralfaro with the town in the background

Another view of the port from high up on the hill.

Here's the approach as viewed from the rampart

Such a commanding view of the surrounding countryside

That's the Alcazaba down below.

The coast is beautiful from up here

The walkway down to the Alcazaba was fortified to protect passage

I didn't realize how late it was getting and then I noticed...

Luckily, for me, I am able to cry like a little girl,...

They found this Roman Ampitheatre under the rubble of later constructions

They have had to reconstruct portions of it because blocks were utilized...

I don't know if they will ever reconstruct the columns, but it...

It would be a great place to play a show

Here's a sculpture typical of a Spanish city

This was a picture I took thru the window of a musical...

The street lights for pedestrians start to run when the light's about...

Another great use of technology. They have embedded lights into the sidewalk....

Look at that old poster for a bullfight !!!

What a beautiful church at sunset


Well I finally left Madrid and ended up in Malaga, the capital of Costa del Sol in southern Spain. I played music for the locals and enjoyed the sites.

Malaga was founded in the 8th century by the Phoenicians although there were archaeological indications that prehistoric man got there first. It was later under the control of the Carthaginians, but it was the Romans who converted the region into a city and gave it the status of a confederate city of Rome.

It's the birthplace of Picasso and there is an ancient fortress built on top of the hill overlooking the port. The fortress has two parts. The earlier part is called The Alcazaba and was constructed in 1057 by Badis, a taifa ruler.



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