design “poco a poco”

photography was done by
poco a poco,
AMP  International  Steve Godfrey

Mark Dennis
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 The Aqueduct in Segovia
The Mezquita in Cordoba
Bullring in Ronda

Andalucia is steeped in history from Iberian tribes through Roman and Moorish rule to Catholic Spanish and then on to the present day. This region is steeped in traditions and in the late spring to late autumn you can see flamenco and bull-fights.  All the small towns and cities have fiestas throughout the year in which visitors can participate or just observe, it's up to the individual.  Literally, no two fiestas coincide, each town has its own so there is always something to see and do.

In the cities where there was a strong Moorish influence such as Granada, Sevilla and Cordoba, Moorish architecture survives for you to visit and enjoy. There is also the contrasting Christian architecture and art making visiting these towns a wonderful experience.

In the fairly recent past there was of course the Civil War during which Andalucia suffered badly and even now, locals do not wish to talk about it. Post Civil War, Andalucia was very poor and did not advance economically as did the north and east of Spain. Consequently, more of the 'traditional Spain' exists in our area.

While recognising that bull fighting is a contentious issue, it is however an inherent part of Spanish culture. The bulls which fight in the bull-rings are a special breed and are bred in unique areas in Spain and transported to the  towns which have bull-rings. El Toril, the hamlet in which Casa Rosina is situated, was on one of the routes for the bulls going to Malaga hence the name from el toro.  The oldest bull-ring in Spain is at Ronda. The nearest bull-rings to Casa Rosina are at Malaga and Antequera.

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