The cozy refuge of a painter in the Alpujarras mountains

The day after Christmas, a friend took us to the cozy and secret refuge of a painter
in the Alpujarras mountains, in the south of Granada.
The inviting fire and the warm ambiance made us want to stay nearly for ever
especially as it was so cold and foggy outside.

Le lendemain de Noël, un ami nous a fait découvrir le refuge secret et douillet d'un artiste peintre
dans les montagnes des Alpujarras au sud de Grenade.
Il faisait tellement bon avec le feu dans la cheminée et une douce ambiance, que l'on n'avait plus envie de sortir
dans le froid et le brouillard au dehors.

It was sunny when we left the Lecrin valley and suddenly
upon reaching the mountains, we found ourselves surrounded in a deep fog
Cold but so magical

Il faisait soleil quand nous avons quitté la vallée de Lecrin et tout d'un coup
en arrivant dans les montagnes, un brouillard profond nous a enveloppés
Froid mais si magique

pics : me


Gina said…
Dear Lala, what a charming cottage. You must have had a very special day.
Are those pomegranates or are they apples on the tree in the last photo?
Joyful said…
It's so beautiful! What a treat.
Unknown said…
gorgeous pictures!! what a lovely retreat. almost anyone would be inspired there (: perfect for an artist
Belle Isle Home said…
Your pictures made me want to stay there forever, too. What an enchanting place! Visiting your blog is always a little holiday from my routine...thanks.
Oh my! This secret retreat is a treasure and your photos are stunning... I love the fireplace scene and the covered porch with the hand-built rock columns.

So lovely, Lala.

Theresa Cheek said…
Perfect retreat! I love the small painting on the easel on the table.
Robin said…
It looks like the perfect place to be on a foggy cold day, I love a rustic table by the fireplace. Merry Christmas Lala!
Don said…
What an inspiring place to be!
Susana said…
Definitely magical!
renilde said…
This place looks adorable, I could paint there, no problem :). Your photos are great, you captured the mood beautifully, I can nearly smell the open fire.
I have been in places like this in the Pyrenees, it is magical high above the rest of the world, small isles in the fog.x Renilde
mispapelicos said…
Thank you for your lovely comment.
Mil gracias de todo corazón.
Nos mantenemos en contacto el próximo año 2011!!!!
Un abrazo fuerte y todo lo mejor.
te sigo
Wjat a magical place to paint.............and live. Bet you wanted to stay forever. XO
That painting above the fireplace...moves me...
aguja said…
Oh! Oh! Oh! This is what I love about Spain. You have photographed it wonderfully and captured each shred of atmosphere.
Agus said…
Un lugar encantador, ideal para una escapada...
Agus said…
Ideal para una escapa!! que encanto!!
Hasta luego..
That is a very interesting little mountain refuge...I love the beautiful stone walls and all the wonderful objects in this cozy place....and the high views I can imagine if the fog were not there.
Mélanie A. said…
Lala , quel endroit magique. Je ne pensais pas qu'il puisse faire aussi mauvais dans le sud de l'Espagne.
J'espère que tu as eu un merveilleux noel .
J'ai besoin que tu m'envoies ton adresse , je l'ai perdue.
envoies moi un mail
This place looks magical. . happy holidays x

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