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Place to rest

By jdenman  
Some days I go out early and and explore a new town or area, this time the trip was to Seron. Seron is famous for the cured hams it produces, hence the name Serrano Ham. The small town is like many others in the area, built around an old Moorish castle with narrow streets and lanes branching off in all diesctions.
I liked the old narrow lane here, leading to what looks like quite a new building with a bench for resting on outside. I would imagine the seat gets plenty of use, but it was lunch time and the streets empty, but behind closed doors you hear the hum of conversations and clatter of cutlery on china.

Tags: Spain Narrow Ham Landscape and travel Very hot Seron Almeria Province

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CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
20 Sep 2013 7:03AM
A quiet and peaceful time of day to go out with the camera, John, this looks an enchanting place to wander, well captured. Carol
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
20 Sep 2013 7:07AM

Quote:A quiet and peaceful time of day to go out with the camera, John, this looks an enchanting place to wander, well captured. Carol

So now I know where my favourite ham comes from...great capture
jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
20 Sep 2013 7:17AM
Is nice having empty streets, but is good to have the odd cat or street dog to show there is life.
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 9:30AM
Love those shadows especially..
A new bar in town has Spanish hams
Your one kicks in at 20 pound 100 gram......take away.....
Special heh?????
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
20 Sep 2013 10:21AM
Leading lines and a strong focal point John ( great minds think alike Wink)
Ron
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 12:06PM
I'm trying hard not to be distracted by thoughts of ham but I thought serrano was the adjective derived from sierra, ie from the uplands...? I think the good people of Seron may be indulging in a little bit of commercially creative etymology...
But an attractive place to sit with a good bocadillo.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 12:08PM
Excellent composition leading to a welcome resting place for the eye (amongst other things).
No mad dogs around to accompany the Englishman, then? Cats are too wise, I think.
Bill
Meditator 14 4 2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 12:11PM
Great composition - the calm and stillness seem to come out of the image ...


Phil
jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
20 Sep 2013 12:25PM

Quote:Excellent composition leading to a welcome resting place for the eye (amongst other things).
No mad dogs around to accompany the Englishman, then? Cats are too wise, I think.
Bill


Seron is in the mountains and about 800 meteres above sea level, hams have been cured there since before the Romans came in around 200 BC. Have just read it is most famous for Jamon Iberico, made from the Black Pig rather than the whites. They hold a ham festival each year, so might be worth paying it a visit.
jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
20 Sep 2013 12:30PM

Quote:Excellent composition leading to a welcome resting place for the eye (amongst other things).
No mad dogs around to accompany the Englishman, then? Cats are too wise, I think.
Bill


Funny you should mention mad dogs, I had one following me around and features in several shots taken that day. Have six dogs myself here, so must smell doggy or something. lol Was really hot and close that day, then thunder was heard in the mountains before it threw it down.
NDODS Plus
12 5.8k 130 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 1:31PM
Very well observed and composed imagery

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 6:27PM
A well spotted and composed image.Smile

ivor
pluckyfilly 16 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 8:12PM
Good use of shadows and nice blue sky with a very attractive narrow street to wander
jaktis 19 84 Sweden
21 Sep 2013 7:24AM
A good lead in

Peter
mohikan22 18 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 9:02AM
my kind of hideaway from the hussle and bussle. i love it!

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