An image search for Gibraltar might leave you with the impression that this independent nation of thirty-thousand people has little more to offer than apes and rocks. In fact, not only Gibraltar in a strategically important location, but some parts of it are actually quite charming. Especially when the strong Mediterranean sunlight manages to slip through the narrow alleys.
The feel of “Gib” is quite difficult to describe. Some parts are definitely British – down to the ales on offer in the pubs, the electric sockets and the narrow-gauge toilet paper. Other parts are exactly like nearby Andalucia, in the very southern tip of Spain. Yet other parts are definitely Moorish, as these lands were under Arab domination for several centuries.
This blog post shows a little of what Gibraltar looks like today through a glimpse of the streets, the shops, the people. The entire photo essay is over 150 images, taken at the end of August.