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Postby freddo » 28 Nov 2016, 10:25

Martin where did you get your information about the town being named after a Saint as I think you will find it was named after a soldier
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Re: Where am I? Alicante & Murcia only please.....

Postby Old boy » 28 Nov 2016, 12:27

freddo wrote:Martin where did you get your information about the town being named after a Saint as I think you will find it was named after a soldier


Freddo, I believe you will find that it was renamed in the past (1937), for reasons that I don't know. But it still exists on Google maps as the former.

It's a great shame that it's being allowed to become a set of ruins, because some of the buildings are quite lovely.
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Postby Martin the artist in Rojales » 28 Nov 2016, 18:21

freddo wrote:Martin where did you get your information about the town being named after a Saint as I think you will find it was named after a soldier

Santa Eulalia is a saint - patron saint of Barcelona amongst others - and santa being Spanish for saint (female).
I've never heard of any Soldiers called 'Saint'.
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Re: Where am I? Alicante & Murcia only please.....

Postby Martin the artist in Rojales » 28 Nov 2016, 18:29

It has also been called Colonia Lina Odena in 1937 but was returned to its original name of the saint and town's sanctuary.
A useful page about it - in Spanish - is here: http://www.vero4travel.com/2015/02/colonia-santa-eulalia-socialismo-utopico-en-alicante.html
And here is a photo of the interior of the Cervantes theatre - abandoned in 1940.
The hamlet has now been declared of historic cultural interest, so I hope they may save the buildings now.
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Re: Where am I? Alicante & Murcia only please.....

Postby freddo » 28 Nov 2016, 19:23

In the place where it rises Colonia Santa Eulalia existed a cemetery andalusí , although it is not known what town or farmstead had to belong. 3 The place was called, and after the Christian conquistra , Prados de Santa Eulalia . This name has its origin in a legend that Santa Eulalia aided troops Berenguer de Entenza against the Saracens, and in his honor, a hermitage rose in the same place of the current one . 3
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Re: Where am I? Alicante & Murcia only please.....

Postby jak2095 » 28 Nov 2016, 20:08

It´s a nice thread and we were asked to identify the place, it doesn´t need an argument.
The answer was in the clue give.
Thanks, Martin. Next.
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Postby freddo » 28 Nov 2016, 20:41

Not an argument just posting a fact
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Re: Where am I? Alicante & Murcia only please.....

Postby Martin the artist in Rojales » 29 Nov 2016, 09:50

Yes, time for another....
This one should be a bit easier!
(Can't guarantee there'll be a model there next time anyone visits.)
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Postby paulwps » 30 Nov 2016, 10:33

Are they wind turbines in the distance ?
Somewhere just before cartagena ?
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Postby brianq » 30 Nov 2016, 11:00

Is it Portman. We were on the way there once but ran out of time after visiting the Portman guns.
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Postby Martin the artist in Rojales » 30 Nov 2016, 11:55

indeed it is Portman which was a thriving natural port but also the scene of a great ecological disaster.
But as such the town and beach is presently quite unspoilt.
The whole area is interesting with mining ruins around and is very rich in minerals and silver which were mined since pre-Roman times.
Unfortunately the washing plant that was built there deposited tons of waste directly into the mediterranean making the area the most poluted of the med.
Here are a few more photos of a mining ruin, the ruined washing plant and another of the black sand beach.
Here is an interesting arcticle about the ecological disaster: http://murciatoday.com/the-ecological-disaster-of-portm%C3%A1n-bay_24099-a.html
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Postby brianq » 30 Nov 2016, 21:57

[quote="Martin the artist in Rojales"]indeed it is Portman which was a thriving natural port but also the scene of a great ecological disaster.

Unfortunately the washing plant that was built there deposited tons of waste directly into the mediterranean making the area the most poluted of the med.


I hope the young lady washes her hands & more when she gets back to the beach!
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Postby Martin the artist in Rojales » 01 Dec 2016, 09:52

:lol:
Yes the beach and sea itself are OK, but they still have to clean the vast area behind which would probably then be built on :(
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Re: Where am I? Alicante & Murcia only please.....

Postby Martin the artist in Rojales » 05 Dec 2016, 16:15

At the risk of you all being fed up with these, here's a close one just over 30 mins from Torrevieja:-
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Re: Where am I? Alicante & Murcia only please.....

Postby Martin the artist in Rojales » 05 Dec 2016, 20:46

Or this place?
(Really easy one.)
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