Sunday, March 6, 2016

A Day Trip to Cádiz

Joe and I drove the hour and a half from Seville in our trusty Citroen, to visit this lovely oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Europe.  Cádiz is a seaside town that's been around longer than Arcos de la Frontera, one of our previous day trips.

"Now well into its fourth millennium, the ancient centre, surrounded almost entirely by water, is a romantic jumble of sinuous streets where Atlantic waves crash against eroded sea walls, salty beaches teem with sun-worshippers, and cheerful taverns echo with the sounds of cawing gulls and frying fish."

Well planned for tourists, with lots of interesting activity and streets marked with a colored line you can follow to see the best parts of town. Many cafes, restaurants, a flower market, produce and fish market, there is something for everyone.... and lots of sunshine.

Images from my Leica X camera, processed in Adobe Lightroom to give this special colored look (I used a preset that changes the highlight and shadow colors in the Split Toning part of the Develop Module). Taking license to change images from straight reality to something people don't normally see.

Wall along the sea. 
Havana, Cuba and other Spanish colonial cities in the Americas are modeled after Cádiz.

For some reason the wall isn't aligned with the horizon, not sure which is crooked... the sea??

Cádiz is surrounded by ocean.

An ancient street scene.


Every blog post needs a dog, or a baby :-)

Small shoes, I loved the colors.

Hmmmmmm, wonder what these people are doing?

The flower market and lady feeding pigeons.

Siesta time around 4:30.

Catedral de Cádiz.

 Another beautiful plaza!

This gives you a good overview of the city, I took a photo of this sign near the tourist office.

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