Yegen

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View from Yegen (photo)

Taken on a walk near Yegen in Las Alpujarras. Our post about Yegen’s famous resident and author Gerald Brenan.

Postigo del pan (photo)

Taken in Capileira in September 2012. This is a small door (postigo) from where bread was once sold – or was delivered through. It’s only about 40-50cm high. In some of the higher villages it can get pretty cold in winter, so getting your daily bread without having to open the door, was – and … Continue reading

South from Granada – by Gerald Brenan (book)

South from Granada was written by Gerald Brenan, an Anglo-Irish writer on the fringes of the Bloomsbury set. After fighting in the First World War he looked for somewhere he could live cheaply on his army pension and found Yegen, a tiny remote village in the Alpujarras. The book is about his experience of living … Continue reading