High up on a hill in the province of Cadiz, Spain, this summer I visited a village called Arcos de la Frontera. It is one of the white villages in Andalusia, known as such because of all its whitewashed walls.
Many towns and villages in Andalusia are named “something” de la Frontera (meaning: of the Frontier) because historically they were frontier villages with the then Moorish Kingdoms. However, Arcos de la Frontera has roots in history even dating back to evidence of human presence since prehistoric times. It’s maximum occupation was during the Roman Empire, making it an important archeological area today.
In Spanish arcos literally means arch. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or not, but this beautiful town is full of arches.
I’m contributing this post to the Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns. When I look back to these photos, I see clean white lines, I see arches, cobblestones, windows, flower arrangements and tiles making gorgeous patterns.
I’ve saved the best photo for last, with the special appearance of my mum peaking out from a ceramic shop to say Hello!
Have a wonderful week!