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Re: [OM] IMG: La Manga / Carthagena

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: La Manga / Carthagena
From: DZDub <jdubikins@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 07:06:06 -0500
On Wed, Jul 13, 2022 at 2:49 PM Nathan Wajsman <photo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> After the Romans destroyed the original Carthage, in what is now Tunisia,
> during the Punic Wars, they founded New Carthage in their Iberian empire.
> That city is today known as Carthagena and lies about 150 km south of
> Alicante, on the Mediterranean coast in the Murcia Autonomous Region. Not
> far from there is an area called La Manga, with numerous golf courses,
> hotels, apartment buildings and hideous urban sprawl populated by pale
> Northern Europeans. But away from the coast, there are some interesting
> villages which retain the local character.
> A couple of weeks ago my wife played in a golf tournament down there, so
> we made a weekend out of it, staying in a nice hotel right on the golf
> course. We brought my bike with us, so while she was playing golf, I
> explored the area on my bike. And on the way home, we stopped for a few
> hours in Cartagena, visiting the impressive Roman amphitheatre, currently
> being restored to its former glory.
> The result is a small gallery, from the villages of Los Belones, Portmán
> and La Unión, and Cartagena itself. The villages used to have mining and
> fishing as their main activities. I suspect that today, the beaches,
> recreation and retirement provide most of the income. Have a look here at a
> part of Spain most of you probably have not seen before:
> http://www.frozenlight.eu/lamanga_july2022/ <
> http://www.frozenlight.eu/lamanga_july2022/>

You were right to linger on the eyes of the witchy woman.  I love the
outdoor art in these towns and cities.

Joel W.
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