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El Molinar de Alcoy

Power to the poppies!

Alicante, Spain.

At the water's edge at El Molinar de Alcoy. Alicante, Spain. April 2017.

At the water's edge.

Overlooking the the lower end of the valley at El Molinar de Alcoy. Alicante, Spain. April 2017.

Overlooking the the lower end of the valley.

Industrial canopy El Molinar de Alcoy. Alicante, Spain. April 2017.

Industrial canopy.

Faded writing on the wall at El Molinar de Alcoy. Alicante, Spain. April 2017.

Faded writing on the wall from the former photo. I have yet to decipher it.

Nature slowly reclaiming at El Molinar de Alcoy. Alicante, Spain. April 2017.

Nature slowly reclaiming.

The waterfall from below. The building next to it is one of the few that has been renovated at El Molinar de Alcoy. Alicante, Spain. April 2017.

The waterfall from below. The building next to it is one of the few that has been renovated.

Interesting raising of the roof at El Molinar de Alcoy. Alicante, Spain. April 2017.

Note the interesting raising of the roof here.

Arched interiors at El Molinar de Alcoy. Alicante, Spain. April 2017.

Arched interiors.

Valley of cacti and poppies. And (semi) modern ruins at El Molinar de Alcoy. Alicante, Spain. April 2017.

Valley of cacti and poppies. And (semi) modern ruins.

Wild poppies growing all around at El Molinar de Alcoy. Alicante, Spain. April 2017.

Wild poppies growing all around.

Yours truly

¡Buenas tardes!

It's getting late in the valley of Molinar de Alcoy. Most of the old industrial buildings are crumbling after many decades of neglect. It was different when water was the source of power and supported the various industries lining the river. Today a popular walking trail is running through the area and some of the buildings have been saved.

At the time of this visit I was hindered by a hurt knee and dependant on a crutch for walking. Hopefully there will be another chance soon enough as I will be revisiting the region in 2019 (sin muleta!). This album's existence and the experience of the valley is all thanks to my very good friend Pavel Matveyev who introduced it to me.

photo_cameraApril 2017

cloudDecember 2018

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Meopta Flexaret V, Kodak Ektar 100, Imacon Flextight Photo.

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