Sunday, 12 April 2009

The Dreaded Holiday Snaps!

While I gradually catch up with reading everyone else's blogs, I thought I'd bore you all with some of my Spanish holiday snaps...

These are from Vera and Mojácar Pueblo, both of which were close to where we were staying in the south-eastern corner of Andalucía.

This symbol, (here carved on a pillar in Mojácar Pueblo, but seen everywhere in the area we were staying) is known as the Indalo (more info here and here). Said to represent a man, God or spirit holding a protective rainbow overhead, it is thought to date back thousands of years and is used as a protective symbol (and also a symbol of the area). As good witchy types, Suzanne and I were fascinated by the Indalo and of course had to bring home some Indalos (sold widely throughout the Almería area!) as souvenirs for ourselves. I love the simplicity of the design, and also that it contains other protective symbols within it - I fancy I can see an 'anti-evil eye' shape in the top half, a Christian cross in the middle and a simple triskele at the bottom. Or perhaps it's just me!

I also have gazillions of photos from the trip to the Alhambra Palace in Granada - I will post some of those soon.

You have been warned!