Andalusia, Part 2

During my time in Andalusia, I visited Ronda. The city hasn’t changed in the slightest since the last time I was there, but I found myself with an appreciation for the history and medieval architecture of the place that was lacking before.

Calle Manuel Montero, Ronda
Calle Manuel Montero

Ronda, like many places in Andalusia, has had a variety of rulers over the course of history. The current city is of Roman origins, starting its life as a fortified outpost, but it has changed significantly since then. The city has changed hands many times over the years, and this can be seen from the range of different architectural styles that can be seen throughout the old quarter, from the minarets of medieval mosques to the nunnery in the image above.

Calle Ruedo Alonso Gamero, Ronda (Flickr).jpg
Calle Ruedo Alonso Gamero

Walking down streets like this can make you forget that Ronda is a city of 35,000 people. This quaint little alleyway would not look out of place in a village of 350. I love the way the buildings lean over the street, their imposing presence exaggerated by the wide angle of the shot.

 

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