Blanes is a popular seaside resort on the Costa Brava of Spain. I’m lucky enough to be staying here while I work as an English conversation assistant in the next town, Palafolls. As you can see, the town centre of Blanes is a bustling metropolis. The farmers’ market takes place every morning but is particularly busy on Saturday.
I should add I took these photos on a Saturday at lunchtime.
There is one population though, that owns Blanes in the chilly temperatures.
The area is very quiet. I am exceedingly lucky. Here is my apartment block. I think about half the flats are inhabited.
In the other direction, looking toward the Tordera River and Palafolls, you can see the empty caravans of the Campings and the hills of the Parc del Montnegre i el Corredor, one of the national parks of Barcelona province. This ever-changing landscape is swept by winds from the Bay of Biscay. The cloud formations can be spectacular, or absent! On the point of the closest hill is Castell de Palafolls, now a ruin, which some of the young people at my secondary college have promised to show me.
Even though there’s nothing very natural about these built up areas, I’m sure there’s something still untamed up in them there hills …