Parks and Art of Altea

A beautiful evening, last night. At 9pm it was still 26 degrees and yet the Spanish were out strolling along the promenade in their jeans and long-sleeved shirts and tops.
I was in shorts and t-shirt! For me just being out in the open air is making a huge difference to my health. I’m out in the open feeling fresh air on my skin and away from all the things that affected me back in the UK.

Beautiful flowers outside shops

Beautiful flowers outside shops

The High Street in bloom

The High Street in bloom

I decided to concentrate my walk on the parks and art that make up Altea.

Even the main shopping street has now been covered in beautiful flowers.

The shops seem to have set themselves up in competition with one another to see who has the best display.

There was even one where the apartment above, seems to have joined in as their own display tumbled down towards street level.

It sure makes for a pretty sight as you go out shopping rather than just solid concrete complexes!

Formal tree shapes outside the Church in Altea

Formal tree shapes outside the Church in Altea

It was then that I noticed that the town’s gardeners had been out in force today.
The trees in the church square have all been cut into neat geometric shapes that lead your eye towards the lights and the neatly planted and colorful flower borders.

Seafront art in Altea at evening time

Seafront art in Altea at evening time

Seafront gardens all pruned into shape

Seafront gardens all pruned into shape

The town's gardeners have been busy today.

The town’s gardeners have been busy today.

The seafront art at sunset time, shows new dimensions that I have not noticed in the strong sunlight.

I can’t see how the town can have been spruced up so much in just one day.

Dove at a water fountain

Dove at a water fountain

This pigeon has spotted the coolest place in town to be!
The town’s old drinking water system is still in place and it is not just the birds that use it.

Altea town art on the seafront

Art and gardens  8AThere is just so much in the way of Art and Parks here and the light for the artists is just amazing that you can’t help but feel drawn to taking pictures as the memories will never be as vibrant as the moment captured.

With all this tidying up that has been going on I’m beginning to wonder something.
I feel as though I have  been walking around here with my eyes closed for a day or two?
Have I really begun to be immune to the beautiful sights that are around me?

It is too easy to let life happen around you, to be busy, to be occupied and to miss something beautiful happening. It may be meeting someone who could help you in your business. Taking a moment to look at a flower and then be stunned by the beautiful butterfly that glides into view. Life is happening all around us and we get to insular to stop and appreciate what is right with us, Now.

Altea Sunset looking towards Calpe

Altea Sunset looking towards Calpe

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4 Responses to Parks and Art of Altea

  1. Joan George says:

    What fab pics, and yes I agree you can get passé about the wonderful sights around you xx

    • recoveringme says:

      Hi Joan, you have seen so many wonderful sights in your life that you could create a colourful collage of your life.
      What I would love to see is the wonderful collage that is your exciting life yet to come….. X

  2. Miriam says:

    Appreciation of things, people and actions are so important – I learn from you every day – thank you!

  3. Russ says:

    Wonderful pictures, it feels as though you are getting to know the place more and more. Keep on taking pictures. X

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