Theme of the week: Nostalgia
When I received notification of this week’s theme only one image sprang immediately to mind. This photograph was taken last year in the city of Almería, Spain while on holiday with the family. This particular typically Andalusian standing-room-only café on the main shopping street, El Paseo, was where I would go early in the mornings as a very young child to have the local breakfast speciality Churros and Chocolate (made the proper traditional way – big savory spirals of deep-fried batter-mix dipped in thick hot chocolate). For any southern Spanish child that is total heaven, and a treat to trump all treats (except for the Andalusian pastries!). This place has been a favourite haunt of my Spanish family since it opened in 1969, and still has the same familiar canopy and neon lights that I remember from the 1970s.
In the afternoons it would double as an ice-cream parlour, extra treats!
It was closed when I was there last year with my own children, as is typical of most Spanish shops in the middle of siesta time.
I was particularly pleased with the way this image turned out, most worthy of my wall that houses a gallery of many of my best and most memorable travel photos 🙂