"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Graffiti at Motril

Park at Motril, Spain
One good thing about writing a blog on graffiti is that it has made me tolerate, even appreciate, more when I see graffiti. I had to ease in to it by only liking the elaborate art form of graffiti at first. But now I embrace it all. It just doesn't bother me like it used to, partly because it is inevitable and everywhere and partly because of the unique uses of it. I see it from a different light.

While in Motril, we came upon a park near the Señora de la Cabeza Cathedral. (Who names their Cathedral Lady of the Head???) It was just loaded with graffiti everywhere. I couldn't help but take some photos.

There was graffiti on the walls, there was graffiti on the signage and even graffiti on the steps. The park walkway meandered around and ended up at the back of the Cathedral.

Graffiti on signage at Motril

Graffiti on the steps of the back of the Cathedral

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Motril and the Surrounding Area

Jimena and Moises at a local restaurant in Motril
We had a great time the day we docked in Motril. We didn't expect much and it was so much better than we hoped for. For one, Motril is a very industrial port. Other than the La Cabeza Cathedral, which I will post on another day, there was just a few restaurants to visit, but we had fun there. We started the day off with a great breakfast and espresso coffee near the Cathedral. We then took a taxi to Salobreña, which is a lovely white village in the mountains. We had an excellent day there at the Castle and wandering the narrow streets. 

Castle at Salobreña

More information on this charming village can be found here. It is an amazing area of the Costa Brava, Spain.

Lemon drink
Then we returned to lunch in Motril at a restaurant Moises had spotted earlier. I was in the mood for something to drink besides water so I had the lemon soda shown above. It was really good. I had a wonderful sandwich for lunch. My husband opted for a more elaborate meal. I need to ask him what it was, but it is a dish we also have in Mexico and he said it is much better here in Mexico, not Spain. Of course knowing him, it is probably just different, which he definitely doesn't like.

Moises' meal at Motril