My first school visit of the new year was in Maracena, Spain, at the bilingual I.E.S. Manuel de Falla. Hola to all the students and teachers! My husband and I want to send a big “gracias” to Luis Enrique Martin Jimena, the bilingual coordinator, and to Coco Alvarez for sharing her art students with us. Thanks also to Juan for the delicious lunch of atún y tomate. :-> And “gracias” to Carmen Rocío Gil Morillas for her kind blog comments.
Our son Steven has joined us here in front of the school, which is named for the most important Spanish composer of the 20th century, Manuel de Falla. Here’s a link to one of his most famous pieces, El amor brujo, about a gypsy girl named Candela. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftd8tIdiYq4 She is performing the mesmerizing Ritual Fire Dance.
During our visit to Spain, we discovered splendid cities and parks. Here are some photographs of the highlights:
This little Spanish ibex, with big flexible hooves, is a nimble rock climber. We spotted it while hiking in El Torcal, near Antequera.
January 31, 2013 at 6:18 am
Hi Judith this is Juan. Your comment made me very happy. Next time you have to try the jamon!
January 31, 2013 at 9:19 am
Hi Juan! We had such a nice time talking with you during lunch. Thanks for the delightful meal and also for the tips about the hike. It was wonderful meeting you!
February 5, 2013 at 9:18 am
Hi Judith! I am a girl from the 1ºA class. You’re coming in the class of English! =D Thank you for visit our school! I’m the girl of the “Nice to meet you” Remeber? Jajaja. Come back soon! 🙂 And Nice to meet you! ^^
February 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm
Hi Celia! I DO remember you. Nice to meet you AGAIN. :-> Thank you for taking time to say,”Hola!” I had a lot of fun with you and your class. I will always remember my visit. Best wishes, Judith
February 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm
Hello , the photos are beautiful jajaja , and hello Celia jaja.
I like this photos , and I like coment on your website.
February 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm
Hi, Carmen! Thank you for stopping by again and for your kind comment about the photos. I’m glad you like them. Please say “Hola!” to Steven for me. Regards, Judith
February 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm
And thanks you too. jaja =D
March 12, 2013 at 2:36 pm
Jajaja Rocio you are so crazy jajaja.
Regards to you, Judith (=
Come here soon!! (=
March 15, 2013 at 1:34 pm
Thank you! I wish I could come soon! You will be meeting Steven’s sister, Jennifer, and her boyfriend soon.
May 9, 2013 at 11:55 am
The other women in the photo say that they were very tired in this photo because of the naughty children, and that normally they are more beautiful 🙂
May 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm
Do not worry, lovely ladies. Your beauty shines through. :->