Jesus’ childhood home / La casa del niño Jesus

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

Thursday, I went on my own to the Contemporary Art Museum (CAC) in Málaga. I have plenty to share from that as well my meanderings around town and a great, simple, Spanish lunch. Here’s a little taste of the city off the beaten path. The top photo is a mosaic above a bar at the end of a small alley.

Today, after several months without seeing each other, we’re going to Kathleen and Pedro’s for a paella lunch. They’ve been passing around germs for months. But, finally, the kids are alright. And I have gifts from New York!

Nutrition and Fitness Report
Stretching: Once a day.
Walking: 4 km / 2.5 miles Sunday.
Gym: Excellent chest, back, and legs workout Friday. One-minute plank.


El jueves fui por mi cuenta al Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC) de Málaga. Tengo mucho para compartir de eso, así como de mis vagabundeos por la ciudad y un excelente y sencillo almuerzo español. Aquí hay una pequeña muestra de la ciudad fuera de lo común. La foto superior es un mosaico sobre un bar al final de un pequeño callejón.

Hoy, después de varios meses sin vernos, vamos a Kathleen y Pedro a almorzar paella. Han estado transmitiendo gérmenes durante meses. Pero, finalmente, los niños están bien. ¡Y tengo regalos de Nueva York!

Informe de Nutrición y Estado Físico
Estiramiento: Una vez al día.
Caminando: 4 km / 2.5 millas domingo.
Gimnasio: Excellente pecho, espalda, y piernas viernes. Planca de un minuto.

• I liked the message: “We never kiss enough.”
• This sign had me curious. The House of the Child Jesus. I followed the arrow.
• Este letrero me hizo sentir curiosidad. La Casa del Niño Jesús. Seguí la flecha.
• First I saw this and immediately wanted to rescue it. Can you imagine? Then I turned around and found Jesus.
• Primero vi esto e inmediatamente quise rescatarlo. ¿Puedes imaginar? Entonces me di la vuelta y encontré a Jesús.
• It must have been a different Jesus. The house isn’t old enough to have been the Jesus’ childhood home.
• Debe haber sido un Jesús diferente. La casa no tiene la edad suficiente para haber sido el hogar de la infancia de el Jesús.
• Lined with mimosas and jacarandas, Plaza de la Merced [Mercy Plaza], the actual birthplace of Pablo Picasso. One day I’ll take you to his house.
• Alineada con mimosas y jacarandas, Plaza de la Merced, actual lugar de nacimiento de Pablo Picasso. Un día te llevaré a su casa.

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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..

34 thoughts on “Jesus’ childhood home / La casa del niño Jesus”

  1. I love exploring any city….buy I find sometimes what’s off the beaten path or more interesting and there are often hidden little gems.

    Have a good time visiting!!!!!

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      Great lunch yesterday. Time to walk off the cheesecake.

  2. That first shot with the brilliant sunshine on the church against the black-and-white of the alley (yet the graffiti is in colour?) is very intriguing. I’m assuming you put that through some kind of filter?

    1. Debra:
      I don’t use filters on my camera. If I want any special effects, I adjust manually in Photoshop. It gives me more control.

      1. Debra:
        Thanks. Some days, I could get lost in the photos.

  3. That first image is breathtaking. The US is lifting the testing requirement for entry. When do we want to come?

    1. David:
      Thanks. It seemed more effective if I removed some of the color. As for travel, you’ll definitely want to wait until summer is over.

  4. That first photo is AMAZING! You are going to make a large print of it and hang it in your place, right? I would not have been able to walk down those narrow alleys, even to find the house of baby Jesus. But I’m so glad you did.

    1. Wilma:
      Thanks re the first photo. I liked it in color, but found it more powerful with color stripped out in part. I need more walls.

    1. Jon:
      As buildings are restored, the graffiti disappears and mostly doesn’t return. At least the streets are clean.

    1. Bob:
      I’m the same. These are mostly forgotten streets. As the city is restored, these graffitied walls are fewer. I love the art but not the ordinary tagging. And I wouldn’t want any of it on MY house, unless I commissioned it.

  5. Oh, I love that mosaic! Oh my! These buildings are amazing… the graffiti makes me so frustrated… so frustrated.
    p.s. Not to be too political, but did you watch the first of the Prime Time Jan 6 hearings? Here, it was on two nights ago, major networks, prime time, at least two hours. Riveting.

    1. Judy C:
      You won’t see this level of graffiti in more public (and preserved) areas of the city. These really were backstreets. But, it does make me frustrated, too. I actually haven’t watched the initial hearings in their entirey. I suppose I should.

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      Lunch photos to come. I had a plate of Iberian ham, another of manchego cheese, and bread. Perfect.

  6. That first street view picture, with the church (?) with the blue spire in the background, is really beautiful. Frame-worthy!

    The house of the baby Jesus must be some kind of chapel or something. (Am I stating the obvious?)

    1. Steve:
      The House of the Child Jesus opened in the early 20th century “to assist people at risk of social exclusion.” Then it became dedicated to “the care and education of orphaned children or children with social problems.” I don’t know how successful it was, but it closed its doors in 2020.

  7. That first shot is STUNNING!
    You have ‘found’ a wonderful area!
    Happy you controlled yourself and turned around to find Jesus instead………I can imagine how it would be transformed under your tutelage.

    1. Jim:
      Thanks. Fun with Photoshop. Oh, that other house. I’m guessing there are squatters.

  8. You take fantastic photos, Mitchell! And I’m always surprised at how clean the streets are in Malaga — even the back alleys are neat except for the ubiquitous graffiti, LOL!

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      It IS refreshing that although those alleys are covered in graffiti, they’re still kept spotlessly clean.

      1. Urspo:
        I was saving the lunch details for when I shared the photos from that day, but that post keeps getting delayed.

    1. larrymuffin:
      Of course. It’s right around the corner from the Little Town of Bethlehem, isn’t it?

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