Sunday, January 29, 2012

Almería - Former Convent School Puras

Robert Bovington author of "Spanish Matters" & "Spanish Impressions" 


In the mid 19th century, church lands were disentailed so nuns had to adopt other ways of earning a living. Education offered a means of economic survival. To this end, the 'Convent school Puras' was built during the period 1885 to 1889. I think it is another delightful building with its cream-coloured façade and pink arches. Today, the building houses the 'University of Distance-Learning'. That is what I like about Almería - tasteful old-fashioned buildings housing 21st century businesses.



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more blogs by Robert Bovington...

SPANISH IMPRESSIONS
PHOTOGRAPHS OF SPAIN
POSTCARDS FROM SPAIN
YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP!
A GRUMPY OLD MAN IN SPAIN
BITS & BOBS
SPANISH EXPRESSIONS
SPANISH ART
BOOKS ABOUT SPAIN
 

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