Saturday, August 8, 2015

First day on Spanish Streets - Rota, Spain


Stepping out onto the streets of coastal Spain and seeking new sites to discover, mostly everything was new to me.  I say that because a few friends that have been stationed at the Naval Base in Rota told me about "the hands in the middle of a circle - you can't miss them" as a landmark to find places that they recommended and sure enough, the hands are an easy find and impossible to miss!  Aside from that abstract art, I found the streets themselves very beautiful yet strange.  Having spent most of my time here in Europe in the German-speaking world with precise engineering and efficiency in their cities, the streets were a new twist for me to wander about!  For the first night after landing, I stayed at a hostel that was "beach front".  I thought it was just a way to attract people because the price I paid for a night's stay could not be beach front.  I stand corrected.  The picture centered below is the street that the hostel is on and ends at the beach!  While winding around the corners of the maze that is Rota, I came across some creative graffiti which I can appreciate for the artistic value that it holds far more so than the American attempts of (illegal) street art.  On a final note, the picture below and to the left was taken on the street leading out to the Puerto de Rota and the lighthouse.  Two of my friends got me a birthday card that fits me perfectly and they told me I HAD to take it with me and take pictures of the card in strange and unique places and that was the first of any snapshots of the card to come for World Tour 2015!

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