January 8, 2012

"I smile as we pass this young man – holding hands with his girlfriend, but, too, with an arm around his mom’s shoulder."

Photos from Ronda, Spain, including the amazing gorge and ancient bridge.

16 comments:

Tank said...

Been there. Quite beautiful.

Walking with family like that?

Normal there.

See it all the time.

Spain, great place to visit.

shake-and-bake said...

Lovely photo essay.

LarsPorsena said...

What a pleasure!

Rube said...

Since you introduced us to Nina I have been following her regularly. It's like being in her suitcase so to speek, she presents her experiences beautifully, and the pictures are fantastic. Ernest Hemingway wrote a few books while living in Ronda and I believe that Orson Wells had his ashes buried on the property of an old Bullfighter friend in Ronda.

edutcher said...

I think people don't move around the way they do here, so family ties stay more intact.

If the Church is strong there, it would add to that.

EDH said...

How sweet!

Between the two of them, look at the bags under his eyes!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I love to see young men who aren't afraid to show affection to their mothers. If I were dating a guy, I would look for that.

pm317 said...

Rube said...
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I agree.. reading Nina's travelogue, I feel like hopping on something, car/train/plane anything, and taking off.

edutcher said...

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I love to see young men who aren't afraid to show affection to their mothers. If I were dating a guy, I would look for that.

If a woman wants to see how a prospective lover will treat her, watch how he treats his mother.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Looks amazingly like the central California coast, but any ancient bridges there would have been imported by William Randolph Hearst.

Alex said...

Come on you can't take Spanish culture and then demand American men behave like that. Also it's the height of arrogance to say that because American men aren't affectionate towards their mothers that somehow makes them inferior to Spanish men.

Bob said...

I lived in Spain for three years in the mid-1980's, and visited Ronda one cold winter Saturday on a USO tour. There are actually three bridges over the gorge; one at the very summit, two lower down. Orson Welles, as one of the commenters mentioned, is buried just outside town, at the bottom of a dry well, or so I have read somewhere. The bullring is small and charming, and houses a small bullfighting museum. A very charming town.

Amartel said...

Beautiful place with a long and fascinating history. The photos are great - now I want to go back! There are also some well-preserved prehistoric paintings in a nearby cave. This area has been populated for a verry long time.

Steve White said...

Now there is a great travel blog, with photos. Thanks Anne for spotting that one.

Skyler said...

I've been there. I love Spain and this town epitomizes why.

Methadras said...

Spaniards. Mommas boys. All of them. He's fucked.