Lockdown Day 38: Taken From Behind / Encierro Día 38: Tomado Desde Atrás

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INSTEAD OF BEING MOSTLY CLOUDY and then rainy, yesterday turned out to be mostly sunny and very windy. I took out a bit of trash (a bag of cat poop) and some recycling. It was very exciting.

I took the elevator up to the 11th floor, took some pictures from the back of the building (i.e., behind) and then walked down to the lobby. On my return I walked up to 7 and back down to 3. I would have gone to 11 but I had chosen the wrong sneakers and they were cutting into a still-tender part of my foot.

The stairs and back halls have views of the mountains. And from the highest floors I have a better view of a penthouse apartment (called an ático here) across the way. Their place is on two floors. The sea-facing side of the terrace even has a separate level with what looks like a spa/soaking pool. It even has a window cut into the wall so you can look out to sea (and us) while you soak. It’s completely different from behind.

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EN LUGAR DE SER MAYORMENTE NUBLADO y luego lluvioso, ayer resultó ser mayormente soleado y muy ventoso. Saqué un poco de basura (una bolsa de caga de gato) y algo de reciclaje. Fue muy emocionante.

Tomé el elevador hasta el undécimo, tomé algunas fotos desde la parte posterior del edificio (es decir, detrás) y luego caminé hacia el vestíbulo. A mi regreso, subí al séptimo y volví a bajar al tercero. Hubiera ido al séptimo pero había elegido las zapatillas de deporte equivocadas y me estaban cortando una parte todavía sensible del pie.

Las escaleras y los pasillos traseros tienen vistas a las montañas. Y desde los pisos más altos tengo una mejor vista de un ático al otro lado del camino. Su lugar está en dos pisos. El lado de la terraza frente al mar tiene incluso un nivel con lo que parece una piscina spa / profunda. Incluso tiene una ventana cortada en la pared para que pueda mirar al mar (y a nosotros) mientras se remoja. Es completamente diferente desde atrás.

Another view from the top. I didn’t miss a step!
Otra vista desde la cima. ¡No perdí un paso!

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

26 thoughts on “Lockdown Day 38: Taken From Behind / Encierro Día 38: Tomado Desde Atrás”

  1. Those are some views!!!!! Thank goodness you can see the mountains, there not to much open space. This is the most buildings I ever remember seeing in a post. Is your town big, or is it just this view?

    Thank goodness no spills either!!!! But your tempting fate with all these flights…….

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      Population of Fuengirola currently is I think around 50,000. In normal times, with tourists and expats, it’s over 70,000. Still plenty of open space (just doesn’t look it from these angles). AND in the other direction is nothing but the Mediterranean Sea. I went to the pharmacy yesterday and got caught in a downpour on my way home. Was going to do the 11-floor climb and descent, but decided that was too risky with wet shoes and jacket. I CAN learn.

    1. David:
      it’s a nice location and having the city of Málaga so close (like Brooklyn to Manhattan) makes a difference… Don’t know, however, when I’ll see Málaga again!

  2. oooh, that last one gives me vertigo.
    so many different styles of architecture in your town.
    “It’s completely different from behind” – or so my friends tell me. I’ve never had the “pleasure”.

    1. anne marie:
      Fuengirola doesn’t have the incredible architecture of Sevilla or even Málaga. Some Roman and Arab remnants here and there (like the castle from around 1000 AD). Until the 1960s, it was a simple, tiny fishing village. Then Franco and the USA agreed to tourism and everything changed.

  3. A different perspective indeed……so many pools. You are lucky to have your view and your ‘big pool’/ocean out front.

    1. Bob:
      Interesting idea, but I think I’ll just use the stairs and the gate (when we’re allowed to go to the pool again).

    1. Wilma:
      The penthouse shown across the way is mostly protected from the winds by the positions of the taller buildings nearby. The penthouse in our building is completely exposed. They have the entire roof of the building and don’t leave anything out, except on the front which has partial barriers.

    1. Judy:
      Thanks. A bit limited on my views right now, but I’m trying to find something of interest.

  4. Wonderful photos. You are admirable for your staircase climbing and descending exercise. My hubby and are basically couch potatoes.

    1. Beth:
      We spend a lot of time, especially now, sitting at our desks. So, we do what we can to keep the blood flowing. When my mother was in her 80s, I encouraged to take the stairs when she had the option (and to hold on tight to the railing).

    1. Cheapchick:
      I agree. So many bare terraces around. I wonder what the apartment is like inside. I tried to find photos yesterday of the penthouse in our building. Really nice, although mostly a holiday rental.

  5. It was cool to see the view in a different direction! That penthouse looks quite swank with that big terrace, but is that window below the waterline or above? I wouldn’t want it to break and spill me into freefall!

    1. Steve:
      My guess is the window is above the waterline. I don’t think the place is quite hi-tech enough for a perfectly sealed underwater view. Many of the penthouses have the entire roof of the building as their terrace. Some have two penthouses with the roof divided. Quite often, the apartment is on the floor below. In our building the apartment is on the roof surrounded by a huge terrace. Very elegant, too. But in summer it’s so busy here that you have to wait forever for the elevator. Being on the third floor means we don’t have to worry about that. And, interestingly, although the view and space is grand up there, we feel like we’re on the beach from our place and felt like we were far removed from it when we reached the top. There are 4-story buildings with penthouses. That would be nice.

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