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Órgiva – Then and Now #3

If you drive into Órgiva from the direction of Motril, this will be a familiar sight – the 2013 photograph that is. The old photograph – date unknown, but perhaps 100 years ago – was taken from roughly the same spot, just up from the old school. It shows a different town but with recognisable buildings, not least the church.

Today, Nemesis nightclub is on the left and on the right, Alma Alpujarra, a small hotel with a history of its own. Antonio Maura, Prime Minister of Spain on five separate occasions, liked a drink there in the early 1900s when it was El Chirro.

The pyramid-topped building is the Castle of the Counts of Sástago; now, the town hall. More on both these buildings another time.


Orgiva 2013

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5 thoughts on “Órgiva – Then and Now #3

  1. Nemesis Nightclub…? 😉

    Posted by ladyofthecakes | October 11, 2013, 7:04 pm
  2. Interesting. Where I live – a ten year old building is considered old. It’s nice to see history preserved. Then/Now photos are so cool.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Posted by Bill Chance | October 11, 2013, 6:27 pm
    • Hi Bill – thanks for commenting. Yes, it’s always interesting to see the old and the new together, even if it’s sometimes hard to down the dates of old photos. The longer we’re here in Órgiva, the more we’ll research and learn. We have a great ‘distant view’ photograph soon and we are trying to track down people in a street to see if they – or their relatives – are featured in a photo from the 1950s. So be sure to check back in. Thanks.

      Posted by con jamón spain | October 11, 2013, 6:34 pm
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