Photo Scavenger Hunt – August

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I have managed to work out how every else links straight to the blog with all the rest of the pics on by ‘borrowing’ this pic above from Kathy’s blog and putting a link on it so here we go with my pics for August – click the above logo for everyone else’s.

Most of these pics were taken in one week in Spain and luckily there were some very easy words this month for me to be able to get – hope that you like them all!

A boat

Boat
Obviously there are loads of boats in Spain in all the marinas but this poor old thing has been stuck on a plot by the local supermarket for years – I bet it dreams of better days sailing away!

A festival or funfair

This was a very easy one to do in Spain as the local La Marina fiesta was on so here you have a pic of the fireworks at the end of the night.

Festival
However we had a very festive month so here is a pic from the Tribute Band Music Festival we went to this month as well! We also visited the International Festival of Quilts which I have already posted about.

Music Festival

A fountain

The Spanish love public fountains so I was spoilt for choice for this one – however my aunt is a bit of a fan as well and I knew she had a couple in her garden so went to take some pics – turns out she now has 7!  This is a Moorish style one in a corner of her back terrace.

Fountain
A picnic

On the lovely sunny La Marina beach – a very Spanish picnic lunch of tuna empanada, chicken pinchos, olives and tortilla.

picnic
A sport

One of my favourites – not that this is at all competitive! If it is too hot for mountain biking then we swim in the local pool.

Sport
Bread

Served with allioli – garlic mayonnaise – this is one of the best things about Spain, I could live on this! Oh and red wine!

Bread
Fabric

The Spanish have the most beautiful textiles, especially table linen – I have bought quite a few table cloths and runners and here are some more gorgeous ones at the local market.

textiles
Market

At the same market you can get your flamenco dresses (children’s size only unfortunately) with matching shoes.

market 2

market

Mountains

We had really clear skies all the way back so I was able to get some fab shots of mountains – this is the Pyrenees with added snow!

Mountains
Something ancient

This could easily have been used for the next category of something bizarre as well – not original but a copy of ancient Roman architecture.

Ancient 1
The bizarre bit is in the fact that people here re-model their houses in all sorts of styles, this is the next door neighbour showing what the house would have originally looked like when it was built.

Ancient 2

And here is a close up of the lovely gates and portico.

Ancient 3

 Something bizarre

I always thought these little postcards were a bit bizarre when my grandparents used to bring them back from Spain in the 70s – I was surprised to see them still around. The skirt of the dancer is fabric sewn on to the card and her bodice is also hand stitched.

Bizarre

Street food

Churros from the market – a long sugary donut that the Spanish also like to dunk in thick melted chocolate!

Street food

I hope you have enjoyed these pics – I can’t wait to see all the other contributions for this month.

Thanks for visiting.

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16 thoughts on “Photo Scavenger Hunt – August

    • Thank you – that was the best one out of about 20 – they are quite difficult to take pics of! It was a pity I couldn’t do sound as well as they were very, very loud.
      Alison

    • The first time we went to Spain we took the kids for churros and hot chocolate but they found it really sickly, shepherds pie sound very yum though!
      Alison

    • Hello Louise
      Thanks for the nice comment, yes I love seeing everyone’s interpretation and I keep getting loads of ideas for places I would like to go and visit!
      Alison

    • It is a wonderful place, so much gorgeous history and culture as well as lovely food and beaches. I am very lucky to be able to go so often
      Alison

    • Yes I was really lucky with that shot, there are lots of smaller mountains where my Mum lives but we were so lucky to have cloudless skies all the way back, it was like a really good geography lesson!
      Alison

    • Thanks very much Melissa, I am really looking forward to getting a better camera for Xmas so that I can improve my pics.
      Alison

    • Yes the table linen is fab, I already have two cloths embroidered with olives and a beautiful cutwork gold runner for the Xmas dinner table. May well treat myself to another one on my next visit.
      Alison

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