In the mountains just north of the Mediterranean and south of Granada lives a small village called Pampaneira. It is one of a trifecta of villages in the Alpujarras. The other two towns are Bubión and Capileira. You can tour Pampaneira on foot from end to end in about 10 - 15 minutes. It's very laid-back. Just the kind of place I love.
We walked to Pampaneira from Bubión for coffee and cake one afternoon. Every day, stores put their colorful wares out on display. It steeps the whole place with a sense of calm and activity all at the same time.
This store caught my eye and I just had to draw it.
If you visit Pampaneira's wikipedia page you will see just how small the town is. According to the 2005 census the population there is 355 souls, some feral cats, a pack of stray dogs, a few goats, a handful of sheep and a host of touristy shoppy thingies. I think the entire population was out the day we breezed into town. The center square was buzzing.
You will see lots of hikers along the trail there. The town is along the GR7 route which is nearly 9,000 km long. It is the longest trail in Europe and we saw a steady stream of people hiking sun up to sun down.
This drawing brings back very nice memories of relaxing with a cup of coffee and watching the world go by.
I hope you enjoy my little Spanish Memory.