Malaga Spain is one of the oldest cities in the world.
It was founded by the Phoenicians in 770 BC.
The Moorish Gibralfaro Citadel was built-in 929 AD.
It is the best preserved Moorish Citadel in Spain.
Flocks of Indian Ring Necked Parakeets,
gorgeous flowering parks, and empty beaches make Malaga a tourist’s dream.
Cheers to you from fascinating Malaga~
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It does look like a tourist’s dream destination! I always look for history when I travel and this place would have plenty plus so much natural beauty. As always…gorgeous photos, Cindy! Safe travels!
Yes. Malaga is special because it has the beaches, castles, restaurants, and parks!
The painting is funny. The place looks very nice.
I love the painting too!
Lovely part of Spain, Cindy.
It is just like a time capsule~
Such a lovely place!
I am impressed by the Moorish castles in Andalucia~
What a beautiful place to visit, Cindy. Safe travels!
Thank you Lavinia and cheers to you too~
Great photos as always. Andrew Petcher’s most recent posts are about Andalusia: https://apetcher.wordpress.com
Thanks for the lead to the blog. He is going lots of places and I love his narratives and photos. Hope all is well with you John~
Well, thank you. Every time I see your photos I contemplate getting an HX400 or at least an 18-300mm for my Nikon kit. The Sonys are priced quite reasonably, as happens with older models.
Yes. They are quite economical. I think you would like the 400! I checked before I left on this trip and at that point there was no 500 publicly in the pike.
Thank you JohnRH 🙂
You’ve just gifted this Turtle with two other great blogs to travel through 😉
What lovely photos! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you more for the thoughtful appreciation~
Thanks for a fabulously beautiful (and brief) history lesson, Cindy! I’d not been there before (only in Barcelona) but now I’d like to go. 🙂
Andalucia has these marvelous Moorish castle and there are the beaches which make for a winning combination~
Sounds like a bit of heaven! 🙂
Did you tour the Pueblos Blancos? They are interesting and very photogenic. There were flocks of similar parakeets in Casa de Campo on the northern edge of Madrid.
We haven’t gotten to Pueblos Blancos. I have read about it though and would very much like too. It is a prehistoric place which would be fascinating. The parakeets are all over both Spain and Portugal. They are even in Barcelona. They are not native and they stay very high in very tall trees so they are hard to photograph!
Wow! Gorgeous photos. I lived in Spain for a year and loved it. Have a wonderful time!!
Lucky you, you must have many wonderful memories!
Yes, I do. It was a wonderful year. I am anxious to return someday. I bet your trip was wonderful!! It’s so great to travel and experience other cultures.
Yes, travel truly does transport you, in more ways than one!
Stunning photos, Cindy!!
Ahhh, so kind!
We’re 20 kms away to the east in the Axarquía. So pleased you’re enjoying my home province. Lovely photos. 🙂
It is so incredibly rich in beauty and texture. I love your home!
Great pictures Ms. Cindy.
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You are most thoughtful and I am honored. Cheers to you~
Once again; awesomeness! Love the parakeet too. Thought it was a parrot at first.
I knew nothing about them being here. They are not native. There are monk parrots too. Thousands of both which thrills me to no end, but they are extremely hard to see and photograph!
They are smart, to allow themselves to be seen so you can take their picture. 🙂
They were very hard to see because they were high up in huge trees blending in with the foliage~
Nice set to represent your experiences.
Thank you Sally and cheers to you~
Beautiful pictures, an awesome destination with outstanding scenic beauty,,, 🙂
You describe Malaga perfectly! Thank you & cheers too~
Cheers and welcome… 🙂
Very cool indeed.
It is the sort of place that makes you want to linger….
Nice to see, that you enjoy Spain too, Cindy 😀
I certainly do!! <3
Spain looks so beautiful! One of my blog friends lives in Adalucia! I would love to see Spain some day! I bet the food there is awesome too! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Tapas rule!!! I hope you do go~
Wow! Eyefuls of beauty and wonder! 😀
It is our beautiful world!
Spain envy! Thank you Cindy for these inspiring images!
I will have Spain envy when I get home!
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Cindy Knoke has been to my home for six years in Andalucia – we loved the great beaches especially out of season and exploring the fabulous mountains and coastline all the way down to Cadiz.. as always Cindy captures the essence and colour of this part of Spain
So beautiful! I do imagine the crowds will be a different story in mid-summer. But for now, paradise! Hugs to you dear Sally and be well my friend~ <3 <3
They are but at the same time fascinating people watching, especially if you are eating in one of the restaurants in Puerta Banus or in Marbella.. I have never seen so much bling in my life! xoxo
I’m not big on bling! 😉
Such a beautiful spot – no wonder the tourists flock there in high summer!
I can just imagine! But now it is quiet and peaceful~
Absolutely divine. So clean, well maintained and colorful. Wow. Thanks for sharing, Cindy. The photos, as always, are superb. <3 <3
Awwww, you are kind. Hugs to you~ <3 <3
Thanks for these breathtaking views. 🙂
You are more than welcome my friend. It is good for our minds and bodies to focus on positive images and thougths.
Absolutely agreed. 🙂
Love the well preserved Moorish Citadel! What a beautiful city and beach for vacation! 🙂
Spain has given me my first chance to tour these incredibly old, unique and beautiful Moorish castles and forts. They are truly exceptional architectually.
Ooh, that Indian Ring Necked Parakeet! I just love those parrots. And WOW, I don’t see stone walls like those being made anymore. I like the way brick is incorporated into the wall in the top stone wall image as well as all the colorful attention to detail in the second image below. Thanks for this wonderful tour Cindy! <3
I was waiting to post the parakeet for you Lynn! The first ones I saw surprised the heck out of me. I was like, “What are these birds doing here?” They have thriving flocks of ringnecks and monk parrots all over Portugal and Spain. I search for them like only a parrot lover would. I know we would be doing this together if you were here my friend. Be well~ <3
Yes, I would’ve loved to be there for that Cindy! Another bucket list item for me. One of these days! Seeing them through your camera lens is the next best thing though.
And yes, how amazing feral parrots in urban areas are. I finished Parrots of the Wild recently and discovered that urban parrots don’t generally negatively impact the native flora and fauna. We can enjoy thoroughly their presence! 🙂
We have several wild species in San Diego which I love!
Simply wonderful, Cindy. 🙂
Awww, thank you Ranu! <3
I enjoyed all the photographs but the last one may be our future: playing with transhumanism leads to robotics, even for wildlife in the picture. We don’t need space aliens, we can make our own.
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Espana, its own country in many ways. There is far too much richness in the individual cultures of European nations for normal, psychologically healthy people to want to blend them into blandness.
Oh so true and wonderfully expressed! I am with Prince Charles on the importance of maintaining these architectual masterpieces and these wonderful, intact, old European cities. Thanks for “getting” this my friend and cheers to you~
I also visited to Malaga with our cruise.
I am so glad you had a chance to visit this beautiful and historic city~
So beautiful…I love the green parrot!!!
I am gaga over the ringnecks! They aren’t native, so their thriving flocks was a big and wonderful surprise to me~
What a clean community, especially the beach! I bet the food is awesome. 👍🏻
The food is fabulous. I am now addicted to tapas!
Looks so wonderful!!
It has the ocean, the architecture and the parrots. I’m in heaven! 😉
‘Graindeur’, my friend! ~(=^‥^)_旦~
I will do a post on the interiors of these old Moorish castles. They are spacious, triangular arched, light and lovely, and so very old! Grandeur indeed~ ~(=^‥^)_旦~~
Looks so nice…lovely photos.
We went to the same places… how come you get to see things we did not see? Absolutely delightful photos! Bravo!
Laughing. You could put three or more photographers in the same place and each might focus on different things. My husband often says to me, “Where did you take that photo? I don’t remember this.” Of course he was with me. I find this whole process of unconscious perceptual differences fascinating. It is not so much what you see, but what you focus on. Sort of a metaphor for life.
Be well Fae and thank you my friend~ <3
delightful post like always
Awwww, so kind! Thank you~
Grossartige Bilder. Danke fürs zeigen, Cindy…
Du bist sehr nett Ernst. Vielen Dank und eine gute Woche haben~
This is now the time between the Whitsun Holidays and Summer Holidays, therefore the beaches are so empty. And your Pictures are so inviting as ever. The blooming trees and the clolourful bricks, very nice. Keep on enjoying, Cindy! We do with you (of course only a shadow of what you experience)…
Having you travel along with me makes the experience much richer. Thank you my friend & cheers~
Birdie bird, on the wind your born,
Bringing the news of the brand new morn,
Up above the trees you fly,
Birdie bird you’re way up in the sky.
~ Mick Softley
Enjoy your hols (you and the parakeet). 🙂
Thank you Graham and perfect poem for the ringnecks. These birds stay high in the trees and never come to earth!
Nice photos. I was there only last month and liked it a lot. It seems that it has reinvented itself?
I am following in your footsteps!
Lovely pictures, Cindy. 😊
Muchos gracias Ali~
Thank you for such lovely postcards
Thank you more for appreciating them!
Gorgeous pictures 🙂
And perfect time to go – good weather , no crowds 😉
Europe is quite a different experience amidst the summer hordes. Hugs back to you!
So happy I’m able to travel via your wonderful photographs…thank you so much Cindy!
I am grateful you travel along with me! <3
Hello hello my traveling friend. Spain looks wonderful and hasn’t been on our radar but obviously should. I can’t wrap my brain around how old that Citadel is. Amazing! There must be some very ancient plumbing in that city too. Flocks of green Parakeets too, gasp. How pretty. I really love that futuristic mural. Is a cacophony of old meets new, very creative. Happy days Cindy! x B
Great to hear from you! The Moorish architecture is a new (old) experience for me. Usually the castles I tour are dark and claustrophobic. Not these ancient building. They have interior triangular arches, lots of windows with views of the ocean. They are spacious with interior courtyards, fountains and tile work. Really quite beautiful.
As always, Cindy, beautiful photos of a beautiful place!
Very kind and most appreciated! Cheers to you Becky~
That citadel looks as-new!
I agree, it seems to be immune to the march of time. Wish we were! 😉
Such a lovely place — Cindy, your photos are amazing! I can’t get over the detail on that parakeet and those white flowers!!
Thank you Debbie. I have to admit I was thrilled to find these thriving flocks of parakeets. They are beautiful birds.
Those Phoenicians were busy traveling the world, weren’t they!!! I think you have a bit of Phoenician blood in your ancestry! 🙂 Fabulous photos – every step has a story….
I wish I had Phoenician blood. I could list on questionnares! I think maybe I might do this anyway just for fun!! 😉
That would be the most fun!!!
As usual, you have the most stunning photos of the best destinations. Hope you could visit the Philippines one day and take photos of our humble country. 🙂
You are very thougtful. I want to visit the Phillippines! I have seen photos and it is quite lovely and I like all forms of humble! <3
Wow, the Indian Ring Necked Parakeets are beautiful! I probably never would have seen one if not for your photo so thank you, Cindy 🙂
You are more than welcome. They aren’t native to Spain or Portugal, so when I saw huge flocks of them I was quite surprised!
herrlich, wünsche dir eine gute Woche ohne Unwetter
Danke mein Freund und haben eine wunderbare Woche !
Love that graffiti art!
I do too!
Did you see any Andalusian horses???
I did! They are incredible~
They are gorgeous horses.
Fascinating photos – I wish I were there now. Have a happy day my friend. 🙂
Visa versa 2UX2!
You are too good.
You bring such places for us to see, I am so thankful.
One day I shall snatch your camera and Hug you.
I look forward to that day my friend and cheers to you!
Beautiful city, Cindy. How fascinating to walk through a place that old. Thanks for the lovely photos.
I just saw your lovely face on a blog post about you. Now, I have a face to go with my friend. <3
Thank you, Cindy. I also like having a name and face to go with the connections, especially as time goes on. Not necessary, but always welcome 🙂
Great shots, as usual. How big are the parakeets?
They are a medium sized parrot with a long tail, maybe 18 inches~
Beautiful, beautiful. And, those citadel stones are just marvellous. Typical colours and structure. Love it.
Yes. I have fallen in love with Moorish architecture~
on one hand, I had to be redundant in my comments. On the other hand, I would be remiss in not saying, once again, how striking your photographs are. Thanks always for sharing them!
sorry, “had” was supposed to have been “hate.” 😜
A dream location Cindy. I wonder if any of the modern buildings will still be around that long…
Freeway remnants and radioactive waste will probably be our legacy.
Bonjour Cindy Merci pour ce beau partage de couleur j’aime le perroquet
Mon plus grand plaisir
C’est de venir te saluer
Ce matin chez moi le temps n’est pas formidable
Toi !!! As- tu le beau temps
Mais je me dis quelque part tu es là
Prés ou loin qu’importe la distance
je compte ton amitié parmi les plus grandes
Ce n’est que du bonheur dans ma vie, un réconfort dans les moments
de doute et de chagrin avec grande source d’inspiration
Merci beaucoup mon ami Bernard!
Malaga looks much nicer in your photos than the day I was there in the rain. We didn’t see much due to the weather, but did come across some rosemary ladies walking down the sidewalk. They really tried to push their rosemary on us, but we were insistent about no and made sure to stay out of their reach having heard before going there that if you take it they will either pick your pocket when you let them get close enough to hand it to you, or demand money for it once you have it. Watch out for them and have a great time.
Oh dear, sounds like a less than ideal visit for which I am sorry.
Okay….I think it’s time me and Wolfie took a holiday!! 🙂
I agree!! Where you gonna go????
You present me with so many wonderful places in your blog I am spoilt totally for choice as to where to go first!
Lovely vistas in Malaga, Andalucia! Tappy you enjoy wonderful travels, Cindy!
I am just grateful to have you along! <3
Amazing shots Cindy! My favourite is the parakeet! 🙂
I agree. They are gorgeous birds! <3
Those pics are very beautiful Cindy, love them
Thank you for sharing
So pleased you enjoyed them and cheers to you Anita~ <3
Beautiful pictures, Cindy! I want to hop on a plane and go to Spain. I want that gorgeous bird too. 😉
You and I love the same things Vashti!
Fascinating and beautiful.:)
Muchos gracias mi amiga mia!
Cindy, it is so beautiful there! Thank you for the great shots!
You are most welcome and Happy Friday Resa~
Me encantan las fotos tan coloristas, y es que Andalucía brilla por su luz y color. Felicidades Cindy y buen fin de semana. 🙂
Felicidades y besos y abrazas mi amiga! <3
I always feel I embrace a peace of heavens serenity when the image you share grace my day…they surely will inspire a poem which I will share soon. Hugs and blessings Cindy!
Oh, I am truly honored that it inspires a poem from you Wendell. Your poems are always grace incarnate, just like you my friend~ <3
Oh my dad’s fav place. I have to take him back there. Thank you for this
I hope you and your dad both go together! Thank you for your kind appreciation and I am very impressed with your blog and started to follow it on google.
Awwww Cindy thank you very much. We will go back. There’s magic there
Thank you once again
We enjoyed our two days in Malaga … well, actually one because we went to Granada the first day in port to visit La Alhambra. Great catch of the bird … and loved the mural.
So happy you experienced it all first hand. The architecture is astonishingly beautiful isn’t it!
Did you visit Alhambra?
What gorgeous stonework! I was in Spain many years ago and your photos bring back wonderful memories.
The Moorish architecture and stonework is phenomonal, I agree with you. All the Spanish architecture is beautiful~
I hitchhiked to Malaga and Estepona as a teenagers in the l970s (from Germany). Quite an adventure. I still have a few snapshots that are slowly fading into old age…
WOW! That is quite an undertaking! I would love to hear about it……
Thanks for the little Malaga history.. I didn’t realize it was so very old. Hope you found some luscious seafood while your were there!! Enjoying every stage or your trip!!
Oh yes and tapas!! I am all about the tapas! <3
Same for us– some cheese, some salami, olives, fruit and a glass of tinto– Sunday supper!!
Memories of made of this! <3
Gorgeous buildings and birds. Glad you made it home safely.
Home at The Holler once again! Feels good~ <3
The Phoenicians who built this made such interesting walls with unique brickwork. I liked the views of Malaya, too. The ancient roots of these countries are what make me believe in world communities. You have shown us how people seem friendly and on a simple level, willing to build connections. It gives me Hope for our children and grandchildren’s futures. One warm smile at a time, Cindy. <3
How beautifully articulated Robin and how lovely, but then, you are a lovely person. <3
I apologize for not spelling Malaga, correctly or maybe my phone did this error. (?)
Thanks for such a warm compliment on my comment, Cindy. It all started with the inspiring words you included with your photos! 🙂
Sad to say my knowledge of Malaga is limited to the airport! Although we visited many parts of Andalucia we never saw the coast. Maybe next time I can visit the Gibralfaro Citadel! Thanks for the photos.
That’s the best thing about travel, no matter how many times you visit a place, there is always more to see! <3
Wow, Cindy. Fascinating indeed.
Happy Weekend to you Cynthia and thank you too!
Lovely post Cindy!
Muchas gracias amiga mia!
Hi Cindy, You always take such beautiful photos!!! Thank you for liking my newest post!!! 🙂 * Cynthia
You are most welcome Cynthia~
Gorgeous Cindy! The beach looks welcoming and the parrot reminded me of Park Güell..
Did you see parrots in Guell? I have heard they are there! How lovely they would look amongst all the Gaudi color~
Yes Cindy, the parrots are right at home there. I’ve never posted any of those photos as they are not from France… I also have plenty of photos from Holland and Belgium, c’est la vie!
Wonderful they are thriving and are expats! <3
It is a fascinating city and hope to visit when cooler. Our friends did a city break there from their countryside retreat in January! It’s only 2 hours by fast train from Seville!
How delightful that sounds! Enjoy~
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Great photos! I´m from Málaga and I didn´t know the graffity of the pic.
Such brilliant artistry. I was so impressed by the artist and the ideas the work generates. Wonderful and lucky you living in stunning Malaga!
Everything great! Ancient history, relatively recent history, historical architecture, robotics, landscapes, flora, and fauna.
ahhh, so kind of you and so appreciated too! Thank you~