Like many towns, Órgiva is a mix of the old and new. Certain streets have beautiful, but dilapidated buildings, imprinted with decades of births, laughter, arguments…and deaths.
The Barrio Alto (high quarter) is to the north of town and it’s lovely to stroll through its narrow streets. OK, it’s a bit rough around the edges – for example, it’s not quaint like Granada’s Albaicin district – but you sense this is the real Órgiva, pretty much untouched.
The photographs were taken looking south on Calle Barrio Alto, although quite when it ends and Calle Libertad begins, we’re not sure.
It’s odd to think that the children in the old photograph (taken in the 1950s) could be the grandparents of the kids seen in the recent picture.
We spoke to an elderly man on the same street and showed him the photograph. We got the impression that he may never have seen it, so he couldn’t tell us who the children – now in their 60s perhaps – are. We do know that many people have never left Órgiva.
We’re on a mission to find out who the children are and whether they still live here. (Photographer of old photo unknown, happy to remove or credit.)
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