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It's still quite cold here in Scotland so I thought I might try to cheer myself up by having a browse through my archives of pictures from warmer days.

This is part of the labyrinth of narrow streets and passageways in Binibequer, Menorca.

Binibequer Vell (or Binibeca Vell) is a fascinating and attractive little place in southern Menorca, having all the appearances of a traditional and very old fishing village with its narrow alleyways, crooked walls, oddly shaped rooflines and strangely placed doors, stairways and windows.

But Binibequer Vell was, in fact, conceived and designed as recently as the 1970s by the architect, Antonio Sintes, in an attempt to capture the traditional (and also "quaint") style - and he seems to have succeeded rather well. All walls and roofs are painted in brilliant white, sparkling in the sunlight, and the narrow alleyways resemble a complex labyrinth in which a photographer can happily become lost for hours. The buildings and streets are immaculately maintained: some properties are privately owned while others provide apartments for holidaymakers.

ISO 200, 1/250 sec at f/11, focal length 28mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 427 N: 7255] (29118)
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