Thursday, August 27, 2009

Spain 2009 - The View of Blue

I'd love to have jet lag and loll about at home...but as usual, I've had no time for jet lag since I returned two days ago. It was back to work at the office yesterday with the baubles of
just like I had never left.

It's crazy hot in LA today, 100 degrees or so, just like the day that I arrived in Spain.

Here I am in my brother's back yard with my hair blowing in the hot wind up that comes up from North Africa every afternoon.
And here's my brother's house in a not very attractive's actually much bigger and better than it looks in this picture. (obviously, no one will be hiring me as a photographer for Architectural Digest any time soon)

And the huge lawn on the bluffs above the Atlantic Ocean.

The view south is of the ancient port of Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe.

And water, water everywhere

But the shore just below is unavailable for use due to security no private beach.
Luckily, there was a lovely public beach adjacent to the compound where my brother lives, easily accessible by bike, so that's where I spent my days.

More photos to come.
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Jill said...

I'm so glad your posting photos. What a wonderful location for a home! Oh, I'm jealous! You look beautiful and relaxed. The ocean just has that effect, doesn't it?

My word is clense

clensed of stress! at least for a little while

Belle de Ville said...

Jill, cleansing is the perfect description. (well you know, except for the sherry and tinto that I was consuming) After more than a year of work with no time off I was more than ready to do nothing more than swim and sit on the beach.
Everyone kept asking if I wanted to visit this place or the other, and I just politely declined and said that I wanted to do nothing more than sunbathe and swim.

Jill said...

That's what I always want to do when we go on vacation...nothing. I want to enjoy the ocean, enjoy the view, the food, the drink...and that's about it.

Deja Pseu said...

It looks like a lovely spot! Hope you had plenty of time to just relax by the ocean and enjoy some cold cocktails.

Belle de Ville said...

Pseu, I was happy to ignore all cultural destinations. As for cold drinks, I've become quite a connoisseur of the Sherry, the local product.

photoman said...

Didn't you go to a bull fight in Porto and horse racing on the beach at San Lucar plus the village of Los Arcos?

Belle de Ville said...

Photoman, I'm going to post about the rest of the trip in segments.

WendyB said...

You look beautiful in that wind-blown photo.

Belle de Ville said...

Thanks Wendy.
Your photos of your bloggers get together and your dinner with Karen were great.
And, I'm totally digging your Francis wardrobe.

miss cavendish said...

Love your travel photos!

Belle de Ville said...

Thanks Miss C.
There will be more to come in the next few days.

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