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Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 9 March 2015 in Landscape & Rural.

The ruins of Chinchilla still privately owned in the Montes de Malaga National Park. The Cortijo and surrounding land remained in private hands as it had productive vineyards and was also an important source of rose petals for the scent industry. When the vines were killed by phylloxera the farm was abandoned. Wild roses can still be found growing on the surrounding hillsides

NIKON COOLPIX P7000 1/987 second F/4.5 ISO 100 76 mm (35mm equiv.)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I like it when an image has a story to it as here . . adds a sense of feeling.

9 Mar 2015 6:58am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sueprbe iamge quel arbre en couole et ce château mervielleux.

9 Mar 2015 7:29am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful looking place but must have been such tragic times to have lost so much

9 Mar 2015 8:06am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

NIce shot, but sad to see such abandonment.

9 Mar 2015 10:02am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition !

9 Mar 2015 11:03am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice historic capture

9 Mar 2015 11:37am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An excellent scenery! Magnificent POV! Best regards, Adela

9 Mar 2015 11:57am

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of the abandoned buildings and the surrounding growing area where the rose bushes were.

9 Mar 2015 2:57pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Sad to the narrative on this enchanting locale....

9 Mar 2015 3:34pm

franz from Baden, Austria

another striking location, and one with a sad history ...

9 Mar 2015 3:45pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SUch a majestic spot - lovely viewpoint for the ruins

9 Mar 2015 5:30pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Looks like a very interesting place to visit.

9 Mar 2015 7:13pm

Brockaly from Leominster, United Kingdom

Great view, is Chinchilla where chinchillas come from?

9 Mar 2015 7:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A fabulous view. It must have been a magnificent place at one time. I can just imagine with the vineyards surrounding it.

9 Mar 2015 9:01pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interesting view as the ruins appear to rise from the surrounding landscape! Quite a storied past these ruins have!

10 Mar 2015 12:19am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Lovely sky over impressive ruins.

10 Mar 2015 3:40am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


10 Mar 2015 9:53am

1/987 second
ISO 100
76 mm (35mm equiv.)