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Coasting

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 24 November 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

There are three ages of coast road here. The one I'm standing on is the one that the population of Malaga fled down during the Civil War in a desperate attempt to escape from Franco's Nationalist troops. They were sitting ducks for the Italian navy who shelled them from the sea. I travelled this road in the sixties, when despite the fact that it was hardly more than a single track it was the main link from Malaga to Almeria and one of the most hair raising bus journeys I have ever been on. It was superseded by the coast road above it, which was followed just recently by the motorway above that. The building in the picture is an old paper mill and the old road contours round the valley past it

NIKON COOLPIX P7000 1/950 second F/3.5 ISO 100 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON COOLPIX P7000
1/950 second
F/3.5
ISO 100
35 mm (35mm equiv.)

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