Fuengirola has a great installation along the paseo in our neighborhood, Los Boliches. Large historic photos of what the city looked like when it was still a sleepy fishing village, through the 1960s and ’70s when the city changed drastically.
(As always, click any image for the bigger picture.)
|FROM THE TERRACE.|
At the time of major development, not much thought was given to quality, environment, or history. All that mattered was tourism. Some cities and towns in Spain lost a lot of their history and beauty. Some fought back in later years and are still fighting. Fuengirola fared a bit better and was rescued sooner. It’s no longer a small, simple fishing village and some history was lost, but not all, and even more was uncovered. And the city is making every effort to improve what was done badly and to maintain control over current and future development. The improvements we’ve seen in our 3+ years here have been very positive. There are also displays in specific locations around town so you can immediately compare the old with the new. Here’s the first of several I plan to share.
|IN TOWN, THE OLD CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN OF CARMEN.|
|THE NEW CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN OF CARMEN.|
|THE OLD SAN GERALDO … NO, THE NEW SAN GERALDO…
WELL, THE SAME OLD SAN GERALDO — WALKING HOME.
(CHECK OUT THE CREASES ON THE BACK OF HIS CALF FROM THE CAFÉ CHAIR!)