Mora de Rubielos
Mora de Rubielos is one of the many reasons why I enjoy visiting Spain.The quality of the light,is remarkeable at any time of year.I have been working as a freelance photographer in Mora de Rubielos, a beautiful, small mediaeval town which is the capital of the region Gúdar.
I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks in Mora de Rubielos December 2015 to cover a local basketball tournament. This gave me the opportunity to spend a few days wandering around at different times of the day, taking in the local sites and gave me the chance to use my ‘rusty’ Spanish to chat to the locals. The people of Mora are very friendly and really appreciate you making the effort to chat to them in Spanish. Having been introduced to a local bar called ‘El Escalon” by a very close friend on a previous visit, I dropped in most days for a Toasted Tuna and Tomato Sandwich ( un tostado de atún y tomate) and a milky coffee ( un cafe con leche). What a treat!
I love the way that the Spanish greet you and say hello when they are either coming in or leaving. El Escalon has what I can only describe as a warm and welcoming interior and the staff are very friendly. Word got around that I was taking photographs of the town (and putting them on Facebook for my friends to see just how interesting a place it is) and other photographic work started to develop from it. My Facebook network in the town grew quickly, an interesting development being that someone had taken a photograph of me taking photographs and put it on my Facebook page, amazing!
The buildings and streets adjacent to El Escalon are fascinating and I will chat about those in my next blog! If you’re in Mora visiting, then El Escalon and several other bars and restaurants are worth a visit and there is a bakery/ delicatessen 2 doors along that sells amazing local beer!