Colourful Cádiz

Cádiz is a truly beautiful Andalusia city in southwestern Spain. It enjoys a stunning setting as it’s a peninsula, so there’s sea on virtually all sides. As you’ll probably have gathered from recent posts, we went there for a little day trip last weekend, as it’s only an hour’s (and a bit) drive from Algeciras, where Maria and I were staying.

Cádiz Cathedral

Cádiz Cathedral

Cádiz seaside walkCruise ship & Bus

King of his castle :)

King of his castle 🙂

Sea & rocks

Bathing Beauty...

Bathing Beauty…

Patio

Sightseeing bus

Sightseeing bus

Building

Lantern

I usually finish off with food, but we’ve already had that in a previous post, and so, for a change, the last word goes to fashion. Rather unwise fashion (in my opinion), though colourful it is…

WHO, I ask you, in their right mind, would wear something as hideous as this?? And on WHAT occasion? I'm totally baffled...

WHO, I ask you, in their right mind, would wear something as hideous as this?? And on WHAT occasion? I’m totally baffled…

See-through plastic lace-ups, anyone...?

See-through plastic lace-ups, anyone…?

 

 

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51 thoughts on “Colourful Cádiz

  1. Myas

    Not being a landlubber I can’t say I don’t wish I’d’ve gotten a job in a coastal city instead of Madrid. I would’ve been happier by the sea. These buildings remind me of Istanbul though. What made Istanbul cool was being able to travel most places by ferry. And the big Princes’ Island didn’t allow automobiles at all. Travel there was by foot or horse draw. It was great.

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      That does sound cool 🙂 Though not sure I’d want to live in Turkey… they’ve got some serious crap going on right now. Aw, the sea.. eventually, I’m going to live by the sea. Probably Portugal.

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      1. Myas

        There is a lot going on. Turkey’s entered what were our 60s. This president is actually another dictator. The place is loaded with history – there’s just so much there.

        I lived there for almost 2 years. My son is still there. I can’t say I’d mind if he left.

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      2. ladyofthecakes Post author

        I see! Very interesting. I’ve never been to Turkey, and I can’t say it attracts me as a destination. I’d go if I had a concrete reason (visiting a friend or something like that), and I’m sure I’d enjoy some of it, seeing as the food is meant to be good 😉

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      3. Myas

        I was teaching there – ESL. It was the first ‘other’ country I was employed. I went to Italy after that, back to the States, to Madrid for 13 months and then to Istanbul again. By that time it was one of my homes.

        My son was teaching there too, met someone – how life gets complicated – then was invited by a few of his students who were business partners to work for their company. He got married and still works with them.

        And so life goes on.

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  2. pollyheath

    That dress is a wonderful outfit for strolling on the beach, obviously.

    This is such a gorgeous town – the first two pictures are absolutely dreamy!

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Yup… it looks like one of those Mexican quinceañera contraptions… eeeek.

      Maria is desperate to go back to Cádiz, it’s her favourite city, I think. I’ll join her if I can.

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  3. Andean

    Why that would be a perfectly suited outfit for a maid of honor or bridesmaids – at your wedding.
    I would wear the salmon colored dress on the right with the hat. I really like the detailed sleeves and low back…

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  4. Jackie Cangro

    OK, now I have to put this city on my official list of Places I Want To Visit. I love the colorful tile work in the one photo of the hallway. Is this area known for its special ceramic tiles?

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  5. freebutfun

    And I bought a pair of shoes there I still have! (Well, they have heals, so it’s not likely that they will get worn out. But I bought a pair of shoes with high heels there, that is, while backpacking. Clever…)

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  6. Heyjude

    Cádiz is on my list – love, LOVE, ❤ that courtyard…
    from what I remember the Spanish don't have the same elegance in fashion that the French and Italians have, and as for childrenswear… oh, boy!

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      This is the bizarre thing about it… Spanish women, generally, dress very well, and they really know how to dress up their kids, they are super-cute (and I don’t even like kids!). So, I’ve no idea who this monstrosity of a dress could possibly be aimed at!

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  7. Kim G

    You really are showing off that fine, photographic eye in this post.

    As for Cádiz, I had a hairdresser in Boston who was from Cádiz, and she was a riot. Alas, got married to a Lebanese and is now eating dates on the beach in Beirut.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Puebla, Puebla
    Where we got to see a bit of the not-so-lovely today.

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      1. Kim G

        I’m still thinking of putting the episodes into a post. One involved a 12-year old boy suffering what no 12-year old boy should suffer. The second involved the potential for crime in a place I was walking.

        That should be a just a smidgen less cryptic! Saludos

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  8. Mr. Thursday

    Nice clear photos 🙂
    Cadiz truly is a great town!
    Playa de Santa de Maria for winter surf 🙂
    If I was there I would have been in the water as well.
    The whole of Spain is here in Summer…avoid!
    (I took the liberty of playing with your amazing photo of the cathedral (will be llinking to your blog, I hope you don’t mind…?)

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Hi there! I loved Cádiz, and I really want to go back there. But maybe not during high season… I don’t want to be dodging hordes of people 😉

      Sure, use the pic, no probs!

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