Side Trip to Malaga

Malaga_Spain_Alcazaba_TeatroI am hanging out for a few more days with Mags and Javier, this time in Malaga where Javier lives.  Malaga is a popular resort town on the southern coast of Spain.

Because Spaniards head for the beach in August, Malaga is very crowded right now — and hot!

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Appreciating Picasso

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Javier’s apartment is in the charming old part of the city, where he seems to know just about everyone.  It is on the second floor over a tetaria (tea house) that plays great music and occasionally it’s live. The window in my bedroom overlooks the interior of the cafe so I can enjoy the party in my PJs.

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Traditional Irish folk band at the tetaria.

Picasso was born in Malaga and there is a terrific museum of his works here.  I thought this painting and this Picasso quote were a good match:

Reclining nudes have been painted in almost every era and in every region of the world. Picasso’s nude makes me wonder how things were going with his wife.

Tomorrow I head back to Madrid on the train and then fly to Budapest.  I will miss this:

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“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
Buddha

3 comments

  1. Hmm, I’d never seen that Buddha quote before- very interesting- could be interpreted in many different ways. Thanks for sharing!

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