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Hello friends and colleagues, walking through the narrow and steep streets of the town of PAMPANEIRA the surprise is guaranteed, just around any corner you can come up with a beautiful corner or a craft store, as in the example I present, an interesting street with handicraft exposed in the facades, hope you like. Then a few letters on the villa.

Pampaneira is a Spanish municipality belonging to the province of Granada. It is located in Poqueira ravine in the central-western part of the Granada Alpujarra, about 66 km from the provincial capital. It borders the municipalities of Bubión Capileira, La Taha, Orgiva, Carataunas and Soportújar. Much of the municipality belongs to the Sierra Nevada National Park and Historic Ensemble Poqueira Gorge. When the Kingdom of Granada surrendered to the Catholic Monarchs, many residents took refuge in the Alpujarras and continued for almost eighty years with their customs, religion and language. They were the Moors from Granada, who endured in their rugged mountains, until Don John of Austria, special envoy of King Philip II, ended with the violent war existed. The subsequent depopulation was full and had to repopulate the land alpujarreñas with Castilian, but especially Galicia and Leon, in a flock of 1487 was said to the noble that participate in the War of Granada get redemption for his crimes. It was, therefore, a pressing invitation made to the nobility and their servants to leave Galicia and will be enrolled in the campaign, and they did. That is why the names of many places in the area-Capileira, Poqueira, Ferreira, Xumpaneira and Pampaneira, for example-are reminiscent Galicia. Possesses pampaneira continental Mediterranean climate due to the altitude you are (over 1000m) and being in the foothills of Sierra Nevada (3482m). That means it has cold winters, where it is not uncommon to have snow and ice, and a little warm summers, with extreme maximum above 35 degrees but below 40 degrees. Temperatures are softened by the presence of the Mediterranean Sea. Rainfall is variable and even abundant with drought period in summer and cold drop in autumn.
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Make: SONY
Model: DSC-W170
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/16000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 125
Focal Length: 5 mm
Date Taken: 2012-03-15 13:57
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected
File Size: 279 kb

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