Tuesday, January 10, 2017

One Coín And The Fountain

We took a little drive into the mountains Monday with Judyshannonstreetwhat (click here if you still haven't met) simply to enjoy the scenery and stop for lunch in the town of Coín (Co-EEN) less than an hour northwest. We arrived just in time for siesta, so we immediately stopped for lunch before strolling the deserted streets of a very small part of this non-touristy town.

Highlight
A 12-year-old with a skateboard whistled at us as we pulled out of the parking garage beneath Plaza Mercado. He followed the whistle with, "Guay coche [cool car]."

Some sights today. Tomorrow, lunch! (Click to embiggerize the photos.)

FOUNTAIN ON PLAZA MERCADO, BEFORE LUNCH.
MIRROR, MIRROR OF THE GLASS...





BACK AT PLAZA MERCADO AFTER LUNCH.

14 comments:

  1. The Plaza Mercado looks like a wonderful place to while away an afternoon!

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    1. Jennifer:
      And to be considered cool by a 12-year-old.

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  2. I think I would like this little town of Coin.....a nice Spanish flavour thanks to your superb photography, Mitch! Can't remember the last time I was whistled at!! lol

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    1. Jim:
      For two days now, Jerry has been telling everyone he was whistled at. Such excitement.

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  3. Wouldn't it be wonderful to restore one of those old houses in one of these quaint little towns?

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    1. Stephen:
      We passed old ruins on the road driving there and back and Judy fantasized about restoring one.

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  4. question - pix #5: looks like lobster traps hanging from the telephone wires?

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    1. anne marie:
      They were simple box Christmas decorations. Maybe when lit they looked like gift boxes. I like how you see them, but we don't have lobsters and Coín is quite far from the sea anyway!

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  5. Thanks for Dinah, Mitch; what a voice!

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    1. Jan:
      She was incredible and this is actually really the only rendition of this song that I like.

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  6. Don't think I've heard the song sung by anyone other than Ol' Blue Eyes until now, it's been so associated with him. This one makes a change but, with apologies to Dinah, think I'll stick with Frankie's version.

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    1. Ray:
      I'm not a fan of this song (nor, really, of Frank Sinatra). This is the only version I really like.

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  7. Looks like a wonderful afternoon out. Would I be happy in that village?

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    1. Travel:
      We need to explore more of Coín. But lunch alone was worth the drive (oh, and being whistled at).

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