The story of our adventure in Spain



In October 2002 we purchased a holiday flat in Guardamar on Spain's Costa Blanca - not far from Alicante and Torrevieja and we try to spend a good part of the year in Spain.

This blog hopefully will contain our thoughts and impressions of Spain - the good and the bad and lots and lots of photographs of not only Guardamar but the rest of Spain as we eventually get to explore it.

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Friday, 14 November 2008

PhotoHunt - Ruin


This sad old ruin is not far from the centre of Guardamar - just near the bus station.

In the old days this may have housed a family - now it lies a sad reminder of the past amongst the orange trees.


No doubt it will stay like this for some time unless a builder wants to acquire the land which is unlikely in these uncertain times ..

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10 comments:

RJ Flamingo said...

What a great shot! I particularly like the "painting" of the explosives barrel - very funny counterpoint to the ruins themselves.

I love the textures of "ruined". Here's mine:

http://flamingofotos.blogspot.com

Have a great weekend!

Yen said...

Nice take on the theme! Perfect too! Yup, it's sad. But hopefully someone will restore the place!~

Aileni said...

Very similar to mine. Always sad.

Greyscale Territory said...

Nature certainly seems to be reclaiming her right to her own land! Great shot!

Lynn said...

Maybe the owners are just around waiting for the perfect time to rebuild the structure.

June said...

Ruins always fascinate me...to think about the life that once was!

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent photo tho. If it could only talk, those walls...what stories we could hear.

My Native American Sonoran Desert Ruin is posted...come join me, won't you?

Happy Hunting!

Mrs Mecomber said...

What a great, but sad, photo. So real estate is bad in Spain, too, is it? I wish I could buy up some land there-- it's beautiful!

I did Photo Hunt today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit and leave your link!
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-ruined/

Have a great weekend!

Amanda said...

Nice shot of ruin. Great for the theme this week!

Have a great weekend!
Amanda

Emma said...

Wow, nice shot! I've never been to Alicante, even though I don't live all that far away (Valencia! :)).

Ruins are so fascinating...