|Flowers in blue pots provide exquisite decoration|
for white houses of Mijas, Spain.
Could there be a more idyllic Mediterranean village than this? Perched high on a mountainside, Mijas is delightful. Walking on twisting, cobbled streets, we visited several of the village’s prominent attractions, including impeccably decorated Church de La Immaculada.
|Every town, no matter how small, has an abundance of churches.|
|Beautiful purple blossoms of the|
jaranda tree lined the streets.
So we passed through Malaga and continued on to Mijas, a thoroughly Mediterranean mountainside town . Purple flowers of jaranda trees and large ficus trees (brought from America in the 1900s) lined the avenues. Donkeys decked out with colorfully woven blankets are everywhere, especially pulling carts for visitors to sightsee around the town, although it’s very walkable.
|Overview of Mijas from lookout point above the town.|
|Carts drawn by donkeys provided fun sight-seeing opportunities|
|Brown sand beach of Malaga leads into turquoise ocean water.|
Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier