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Robert Bovington
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The Port of Almería
I frequently drive to Almería from my hometown of Roquetas de Mar. Approching the city from the west, the first glimpse I get is a dramatic view of the town with the magnificent Alcazaba on the mountainside on the left and the port on the right. Most days, ...

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I love this area of Brighton & Hove!
Kemptown is one of the districts in the city of Brighton & Hove. In the 1960s, I lived there for a while and occasionally I revisit this area. It is that part of Brighton lying to the east of the Palace Pier and the Royal Pavilion and to the west of Blac...

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Puerto de Roquetas de Mar
One of the most attractive places in Roquetas de Mar is the port. My wife and I frequently visit one of the many cafes there, particularly at breakfast time.  We went this morning (28 January 2017) and have regularly spent time here for many years. Puerto d...

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Almería Cathedral
The ‘Cathedral’ is one of the major attractions in Almería. It was designed as a place of prayer and of war, when it was built in the sixteenth century. This was because the shores of Almería were continually under attack from Turks and Berbers and so it wa...

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Almería - amix of old and new
. by Robert Bovington . I like Almería. I like its mix of old and new. It is essentially a Spanish city with a North African flavour. It is one of the most ancient cities of Andalucía. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks and Romans have all left their mark, ...

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Virgen del Mar, Almeria
The Virgen del Mar church is an attractive place of worship situated in heart of the old town in Almería. It is located in the Plaza Virgen del Mar. Park benches and attractive trees line the little park on the side of the square. These trees, ficus retusa,...
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