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23/10/2014

BAR AT THE END OF THE 'WORLD'

A week after we saw the river Mundo from the Altaria train shortly after it passed an old station called Estacion de Agramon, my eternal companion dona Carolina and I get out of our hired Skoda and listen to the sound of absolute silence. We’re on the Green route between the hamlets of Agramon and Las Minas, a beautiful micro reserve , bordering the Provinces of Albacete and Murcia. The river Mundo flows by on its way to the Embalse de Camarillas, a stunning turquoise lake. the rio Mundo, Destruction and growth in one caption, We are in the ‘Yesares de Hellin’ (‘ Gypsum Sites of Hellin’) where we can see for miles around yet we see the hallmarks of maybe a recent forest fire but at the same time either undamaged trees, or new growth. The turquoise Lake, Tantalisingly the path down to the lake side itself is prohibited to ‘all but official employees’ but the view is still beautiful. At the junction of the ‘main’ road and the lake track, is a signpost indicating - Camino de Anibal, Hannibal’s Trail. Las Minas is just a few miles away. We need a coffee and thankfully there’s “Bar Levante” on the main street here. This hamlet was a major sulphur mining town up until the late 60’s. Inside its as old as the 60’s, full of historic photos of the area as it was, and also apparently, the last ever bag of mined sulphur. This area is absolutely captivating, Just beyond, lie the rice marshes of Calasparra, but that will be for another time, in this great part of Spain.


	BAR AT THE END OF THE 'WORLD'

	BAR AT THE END OF THE 'WORLD'

	BAR AT THE END OF THE 'WORLD'

7 Comments


17/02/2016 20:31h

Zuerst einmal ein dekics Dankeschf6n an Salt Light ffcr ein sehr gelungenes Konzert und Mediareport ffcr die Mf6glichkeit, die Lieder f6fter hf6ren zu kf6nnen.Die Beddinger Kirche war nicht nur gut, sondern sehr gut besucht an diesem frfchen Sonntagabend. Nachdem Pastor Westphal alle Besucher zum aktiven Mitmachen aufgefordert hatte, gab es kein Halten mehr, es wurde mitgeklatscht, mitgesummt und mitgesungen. Bei den Beifallsbekundungen ffcr die einzelnen Lieder wurde auch die Statik der Empore ausgetestet sie hielt.Ich persf6nlich habe es immer besonders genossen, wenn sich der zue ...


bevwilliams

United Kingdom

27/01/2015 16:25h

would love to know what caused the fire in these forests, and when -loved the area so much me gustaria saber cuales fueron las causas del incendio en los bosques y cuando- nos encantaba el sitio. todavia puedo sentir alma para los mineros aqui

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