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An early spring visit to Cartagena, South east Spain.

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Cartagena, south east Spain
Street and cityscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Spring and late Winter is one of the best time of year to visit Spain, the following images are taken in a the small coastal town of Cartagena , a very friendly and lively little town that has a colourful history including having been of the the key ports for the Roman empire.

“Much of the historical weight of Cartagena in the past goes to its coveted defensive port, one of the most important in the western Mediterranean. Cartagena has been the capital of the Spanish Navy’s Maritime Department of the Mediterranean since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. As far back as the 16th century it was one of the most important naval ports in Spain, together with Ferrol in the North. It is still an important naval seaport, the main military haven of Spain, and is home to a large naval shipyard.

The confluence of civilizations as well as its strategic harbour, together the rise of the local mining industry is manifested by a unique artistic heritage, with a number of landmarks such as the Roman Theatre, the second largest of the Iberian Peninsula after the one in Mérida, an abundance of Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine and Moorish remains, and a plethora of Art Nouveau buildings, a result of the bourgeoisie from the early 20th century. Cartagena is now established as a major cruiser destination in the Mediterranean and an emerging cultural focus.”

Cartagena : Street Photography Gallery

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6 responses

  1. Thank you for this lovely vicarious visit to Cartegna.

    January 11, 2014 at 4:26 pm

  2. Reblogged this on Spanish Heritage Alliance and commented:
    Cartagena, Cityscape, harbours, Mediterranean, spain, street photogrphy, travel photography, western Mediterranean.

    January 11, 2014 at 5:16 pm

  3. All your usual quality, Nigel … Did you go also to Valencia? – that’s a truly beautiful city. If not, go next time, OK? 🙂

    January 11, 2014 at 7:42 pm

  4. Beautiful gallery Nigel.

    January 12, 2014 at 3:57 am

  5. Truly remarkable!

    January 12, 2014 at 8:55 am

  6. One of the best things about Spain is that it just screams “ancient history”–and so much of it is still accessible to those who seek it out!

    January 13, 2014 at 11:51 pm

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