The Slow Road
Two Women Wandering the World
Malaga Cathedral (16th-18th century), known as "La Manquita," the one-armed lady, because of its unfinished second tower.
The former bishop's residence, which is being turned into an art gallery
The soaring interior of Malaga Cathedral.
A (fuzzy) feel for the gilded alterpieces in the cathedral's many side chapels.
A 16th-century alterpiece in the Spanish style (heavy and more formal).
A 16th-century alterpiece in the Flemish style (lighter, airier, more Gothic feel).
The characteristic pedestrian plazas and balconied windows of the old center of Malaga.
Melissa especially loves the orange trees found in many plazas.
Our room at the Hostal Derby was the large window to the left of the yellowish balcony on the fifth floor.
Gothic portal of the Igesia del Sagrario.
What the sort of buildings in the previous pictures look like without restoration.
Half of the old part of Malaga is under scaffolding.
This building amazed us in that the entire shell has been preserved and held up with pillars while the inside is being gutted and rebuilt.
The 11th-century Moorish Alcazaba palace sits on a hill above downtown Malaga (like a small Alhambra).
A curtain wall on the hill between the Alcazaba and the older fortress of Gibralafaro.
Una paloma nesting in the walls of the Alcazaba palace.
Carved and painted Moorish window in the Alcazaba.
Alcazaba wooden ceiling.
Courtyards and water were important parts of Moorish design.
An outer patio of the Alcazaba.
Melissa in Alcazaba patio.
Malaga'a Plaza de Los Toros (bull-fighting arena) as seen from the Gibralfaro hillside.
The city from the Gibralfaro hill.
Alcazaba from below (and orange trees!).