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Órgiva Then and Now – #14

A walk into town passing pink almond petals floating in puddles, battered from branches by the rain. It’s dull and grey and there’s a trail of people heading slowly towards Órgiva’s church. The bell tolls; another funeral.

The local rivers carry muddy rain water towards the Rio Guadelfeo. The shops and bars are all but empty because of the weather. And as the funeral car crawls down the heartbreak side of town, we look for a small bridge that most people pass over as they enter town from the south. It’s nothing special but adds to our Then and Now series.

Puente Triana was built in the 1890s when its nearby surroundings were not much different than today. The town’s buildings have, of course, increased in number and size but pockets like this still retain their old charm.

It’s possible the recent photo was taken from the other side of the bridge. Click images to enlarge.

bridge_old

1890s (credit: Manuel Martin Díaz)

bridge_today

The bridge today

[Anyone familiar with UK pop music of the 80s and 90s may spot the lyric reference above from one of the era’s greatest albums: clue…Prefab Sprout.]

More Then and Now.

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