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Órgiva – Then and Now #5

The person who took the first photo could have been on their way to one of the ‘white villages’, maybe Pampaneira. It was taken on the steep main road, looking south-east over Órgiva.

The bridge over the Rio Chico looks the same but the trees have grown and the sloping paths to the left of the church replaced with ‘modern’ Órgiva properties – many built in the 1940s and 50s. So the photo could have been taken in the 1930s. There’s a car in front of, what is now, the BP garage. We believe there may have been a petrol stop there even then.

The buildings remain, although most have seen better days – Hotel Mirassol now occupies one of them. In the new photo you can see the swimming pool complex in the middle of the photograph. Click on the first photo for hi-res. (Photographer of old photo unknown, happy to remove or credit.)

Orgiva view

Orgiva view today

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One thought on “Órgiva – Then and Now #5

  1. I have tweaked the original if you want it…sharper, better contrast.
    Will upload to FB
    The significance of the picture and probably why it was taken is that the Chico is in FULL flood..a rare occurrence!
    No gas statation, no Mirasol but the Cinema building is there. And the multi-storey which is either the Mirasol today or next door.

    Posted by John | November 24, 2013, 6:48 pm
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