maanantai 18. maaliskuuta 2013

Andalusia 1973, Ronda

25.5. 1973
Benalmadena - Fuengirola - Marbella - San Pedro - Ronda - El Burgo - Coin - Alhaurin el Grande - Benalmadena

Ronda ( Costa del Sol )
Partial view and Tajo
Ronda is one of the few cities in the world to have a deep gorge running through the heart of the city, and is luckier still to have the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge ) spanning it. The gorge also served as the most formidable defence Ronda’s enemies have ever tried to attack. Known as El Tajo, the gorge was created by constant erosion of the rio Guadalevín which is fed by mountain streams and melting snow high in the mountains of the Sierra de las Nieves. The gorge is quite narrow only 68m at it’s widest, but in places very deep, up to 120 metres.

Puente Nuevo, New Bridge, built between 1759 and 1793.

Also Ronda has inspired many artist for example Ernest Hemingway who's famous novel " For Whom the Bell Tolls" describes the 1936 execution of Fascist sympathisers who are thrown off a cliff. It is considered to be modeled on actual events at the time in Ronda.

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