My travel in Spain was marvelous particular in the summer time. The long daylight allowed us to see a lot. What's more is friendship.....
西班牙南部 Andalucia 蜿蜒山路, 山城村莊小鎮及熱鬧的馬拉加大道, 踏著單車沿地中海海岸, 迎風的烤魚, 沙灘上笑聲浪濤聲..... 不一樣的南歐風情 ! 記載著一個陽光充沛友情滿溢之旅 ......
Heather (from US) and Sandy (British from Spain) attended last year's wool felt workshop in Portugal. Three of us took up again this June. Sandy lives in the brilliant Andalucia region of Spain. She's so kind to offer us to stay in her cozy home before and after the Portugal workshop.
Ann, Sandy's friend lives in Spain also joined us the workshop. We four together had a wonderful good time (My last post of workshop).
Before heading to Portugal we stayed in Sandy's hamlet in Malaga for a couple of days. Such a beautiful village facing the Lake Vineula.
Pretty flowers in the entrance
Four of us directed to Salamanca, south-west of Spain for a night before heading to Portugal. Almost 7 hours driving we arrived in the city centre.
A town with enchanting beauty, intriguing culture and historical buildings ....
We strolled along the Main Square, the Art museum.....
On the way to visit Ann who lives on the hilltop, we passed by the town. These houses are newly built after earthquake decades ago.
Entrance of Ann's house
The white house looks like a palace. There were dainty of every kind.
On my last day with Sandy, a moring visit to the market of crafts where Sandy and Ann have stalls.
Their delicate creation all handmade by heart.
Other stalls of pottery and beautiful tile paintings
The rest 2 days in Malaga I was on my own to explore the city.
Leisure strolling and window shopping
Typical flamenco costume
Horse cart for tourist
Malaga downtown is full of history and shops
Up there an overlook to the port
Panoramic view of other side of the city
I spent a day cycling from the new port......
along the the coastline of Mediterrean.
Fascinating views .........
Almost a day of cycling, not tired instead relaxing. It's my last day in Malaga. Time to pack home.
I left my footprints with lots of good memories and all the pretty stuff and the intangible skills.
Heather was so nice to teach me the skills of using gauze for wool painting, nuno felt, textural necklaces and accessories......
The nuno felt purse I made with the skills Heather showed me. Such a nice technique to learn.
Our gathering was also a skills interaction. I showed them the making of textural surface of nuno felt. This is the scarf made.
My stay in Spain and workshop in Portugal was amazing with the company of my friends Sandy, Heather and Ann. You made me a wonderful trip and the impressive of Spain.
I was home with a full pinkie, wool stuff and some windfalls of eucalyptus. My experiments with eco print will be on again.