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September 1, 2013

El Algar, es de origen árabe

by gordonmichaelsutton

Being a bit of language monkey, I’d often thought the small town of El Algar ,near the coast in the Murcia region of Spain, might well have had arabic origins. After all, check out the map and you’ll see this part of Spain in only a stone’s throw across the Mediterranean from modern day Algeria.

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?client=safari&rls=en&q=el+algar+murcia&oe=UTF-8&gws_rd=cr&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl

The town’s inhabitants from the various ethnic groups seem to rub along just fine. Here, a group of Muslim men are shooting the breeze at a table in the shadow of the local Catholic church.

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There’s not an awful lot to see in El Algar but we’d decided it was worth a quick detour off the highway to take a look.

This modern sculpture in front of an old theatre caught my eye.

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And I definitely think this old property’s got potential.

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If it’s true to the town’s arabic roots, it could well have a cool, quiet courtyard hidden inside.

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