Friday, April 3, 2009

Views of Ronda

A view of the house's perched on the edge of the 100mt deep Tajo gorge as seen from one of the archways below the new bridge. Although this is classed as the new bridge it was started in 1751 and completed in 1793.

This is the outstanding sight of the El Tajo Gorge which brings thousands of visitors to Ronda year after year.

The second photo in this selection of Ronda shows the Tajo gorge looking up towards the 'new bridge'
To get a real sense of how sheer this drop is, take a look at the two people looking over the edge in the top left of the photo !!

Next is the view looking towards snow capped Sierras.

Its said that the architect who worked on the bridge after its completion was looking over to admire what he had accomplished, when a gust of wind came and blew his hat off. When he tried to catch it he lost his balance and fell to his death in the gorge!

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