on the way

 

It is the road that is worth the effort.

 Colorful houses at the beach in Gibraltar.
Colorful houses at the beach in Gibraltar.

 

Both on the Spanish side La Linea and in Gibraltar, many buildings are both graphic and colorful. These pictures are photographed when I was at the top of The Rock.

 

Tjuren Ferdinand i Spanien
Christmas Eve in Sweden, roadside in Spain

The Disney cartoon about the Spanish bull that loves flowers, even if they´re tatooed on a matador, is in Sweden as compulsory on Christmas eve as Santa Claus. And here he is scattered in the landscape every now and then. They have it all here in Spain, don´t they? Photo shot from the car while driving towards Nerja.

street in Rincon de la Victoria, Spain
Street art on the walls and on the street

I couldn´t take the December darkness back home so we booked a flight to Spain. Just the flight, and then we rented a car and decided to go wherever we pleased and hopefully find some nice places to stay. Our first rainy night was in Rincón de la Victoria not far from Málaga.

The first morning was ever so sunny and these, in my view, lovely tiles was what I needed to see when being just 24 hours away from  icy, slippery pavements: glazed tiles just wouldn´t work where temperature drops below zero so I am in the right place now.

Although, our streets up north gets just as slippery as if they were indeed glazed or more accurate, made of glass. And I hate it. Winter is just not my cup of tea, it´s my cup of vinegar.