Around Alcoi

The Moors and Christians festival is held in the town of Alcoi (Alcoy), just north of Alicante. It’s a beautiful town, and we had some time between the two parades to explore.

Here are some of my photos from our walk around the town:

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A beautiful view down from the bridge into the river bed, with the town and mountains.

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Some fab art as we crossed the bridge into the town.

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The streets all have these fab metal arches, which were lit up at night.

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Everyone decorated their balcony with flags, and watched the parades, throwing confetti.

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The park was full of palm trees, which I guess are very ordinary if you live in an area full of them, but I still find them beautiful, with their ridged trunks and pointy, spiky leaves.

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Spider webs in a hole on the park wall.

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I liked this approach to street signs!

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A fabulous old door…

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…and the faded lettering on it.

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Our reflections in a modern art sculpture in a square by the old knitting factories.

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The bell tolled…

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Seemingly because it was seven minutes past six pm!

A lovely town, which I’d like to explore more one day. There are more photos I took here.

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