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Photo Fave: Nightfall at Nerja

by Shelly Rivoli

Ahhh. Yes.

This is the metaphorical heart of the Rick Steves-recommended gem on the Costa del Sol: the small city of Nerja, Spain (thanks, Rick!). Straight ahead is the church whose bell tower we watched glowing at night from our apartment and whose bells we listened to from our balcony when service was called. Just out of view to the left begins the promenade that juts out to the “Balcony of Europe” (more on that later). Just out of view to the right is a shop serving up what are arguably the best ice cream cones in Nerja. And behind us, just past the tiled Lion fountain, begin the steps down to Calahonda Beach–the most photographed beach at Nerja.

As the gravitational center of tourism in the town, you might marvel at the quiet glow we were enjoying at dusk on this particular evening (I’ll remind you that people eat LATE in Spain – it’s easy to beat the crowd with kids!). But that’s part of the beauty of traveling in mid or low season.

It’s been a little crazy around here lately, 3 birthdays at our house this past month, interlude of flu, preparing for another book printing, planning our next international trip, and so on. Nice to take a moment to just pause and appreciate where we’ve been so far – I encourage you to do the same! This post is part of Photo Friday at DeliciousBaby.com.

Related Posts and Pages:
Review of Carabeo 2000 apartment in Nerja
Thanksgiving in Andalucia
A cure for rainy vacations with kids

Safe journeys,
Shelly Rivoli 
Author of Travels with Baby and the new Take-Along Travels with Baby
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All content of this blog (c) Shelly Rivoli 2007 – 2011

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Shelly Rivoli March 24, 2011 - 6:08 pm

Wow! I'm having fun imagining it – would be more fun to see it in person though!

Nick Mills March 21, 2011 - 11:30 am

Nerja is without doubt a gem, as you so accurately describe it. If you had been on the Balcon last night at about 8.30 you would have seen a beautiful red moon rising out of the sea. Sadly I had left my camera at home but it was a magnificent sight. The moon currently appears to be huge and as it rose higher it turned from red to orange to yellow and kept getting bigger! I am off to the Balcon this evening with my camera, hoping for a repeat showing!

Wanderluster March 11, 2011 - 6:59 pm

Say what you will about Rick, he picks some great locales. And so have you!

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