Laundry, topiary, arches, no tobacco / Lavadero, topiario, arcos, no tabaco

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

I have to get cleaned up and make myself presentable for lunch in Málaga with Matt and Lindy. That (making myself presentable) could take a while. So, today’s photos are a sample of what I saw as I walked from Victoria Kent Station to the Automobile and Fashion Museum (click here). As I mentioned in my original post, it’s not the most scenic of walks. But the old tobacco factory that houses the museum, and more, is quite impressive. Some of the neighborhoods I walked: Nuevo San Andrés, Dos Hermanas, Polígono Industrial Ronda Exterior, Carretera de Cádiz. I didn’t realize at the time, but I even walked by the area designated to become the Urban Forest of Málaga, a 44-acre site right in the center of the city where work began last year.

I just had breakfast. My usual cereal, yogurt, almonds, and cranberries. I always add some sort of fruit, mostly Mandarin oranges lately. But today I had fresh papaya. I cut it myself. That’s called cooking. I should have taken pictures, but it was such an enormous mess that I quickly shovelled the scraps into the bin and washed my hands — and the kitchen counter. It was delicious. I’ll do better next time. Maybe.


Tengo que asearme y ponerme presentable para almorzar en Málaga con Matt y Lindy. Eso (hacerme presentable) podría tomar un tiempo. Entonces, las fotos de hoy son una muestra de lo que vi mientras caminaba desde la estación Victoria Kent hasta el Museo del Automóvil y la Moda (haz clic aquí). Como mencioné en mi publicación original, no es el más pintoresco de los paseos. Pero la antigua fábrica de tabaco que alberga el museo y más es bastante impresionante. Algunos de los barrios por los que caminé: Nuevo San Andrés, Dos Hermanas, Polígono Industrial Ronda Exterior, Carretera de Cádiz. No me di cuenta en ese momento, pero incluso pasé por la zona designada para convertirse en el Bosque Urbano de Málaga, un terreno de 17,7 hectáreas en pleno centro de la ciudad donde se iniciaron las obras el año pasado.

Acabo de desayunar. Mis cereales habituales, yogur, almendras y arándanos. Siempre agrego algún tipo de fruta, sobre todo mandarinas últimamente. Pero hoy tuve papaya fresca. Lo corté yo mismo. Eso se llama cocinar. Debería haber tomado fotografías, pero era un desastre tan grande que rápidamente tiré los restos a la papelera y me lavé las manos, y el mostrador de la cocina. Estaba delicioso. Lo haré mejor la próxima vez. Tal vez.

• You can see the museum building in background, lower right.
• Puede ver el edificio del museo al fondo, abajo a la derecha.
• On my way out.
• Al salir.

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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..

26 thoughts on “Laundry, topiary, arches, no tobacco / Lavadero, topiario, arcos, no tabaco”

    1. Jennifer:
      It was wonderful… but we had to say good-bye until next time.

  1. Polígono Industrial Ronda Exterior… wasn’t that the name of a 19th-century Spanish countess? 😆

    1. Wicked Hamster:
      It was! Your mastery (memory) of Spanish history amazes me.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      It’s an interesting walk given how the neighborhoods change as you go. Another 10 minutes and I’d be on the beach, with its completely different look.

  2. Please forgive if I do not comment frequently as I can no longer sign in using the WordPress icon here with Firefox. I have no clue why. So I have to change browsers. Everything that was not broke seems to get “fixed” so it no longer works. So frustrating. Anyhow, have a great day!

    1. Frank:
      I wish I understood the quirks of blog commenting. They could drive you crazy.

  3. Papayas are quite messy — almost as bad as mangoes. My neighbor in Florida used to grow papayas but she often lost them to possums and raccoons.

    I liked this walk! It looks like a slice of the “real” Spain, where people live and work.

    1. Steve:
      You’re right about the real Spain. Obviously there are very elegant “real” Spanish neighborhoods, too. But the majority of people (just like everywhere else) don’t have it so easy.

    1. Kelly:
      The weather couldn’t have been more perfect (but we have a lot of days like that here — 320 days of sunshine per year).

  4. I like the little girl who’s reading. If a child does that in Florida, it will probably lead to trouble.


    1. Janie:
      Yeah, there was someone in drag in the parade the other day. They would have been arrested.

    1. Sassybear:
      We have a perfect balance here. I hate cooking. SG hates clean up. I love clean-up — especially if someone cooks for me.

  5. Those topiary arches are quite impressive. I’m assuming there’s some kind of metalwork inside all that greenery. Unless they’re big hollowed-out bushes.

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