Señora Gato

Loja, in the Granada province of Andalucia, is our nearest big town and has a wonderful Moorish quarter.  You enter the Barrio de La Alcazaba hrough a Moorish horseshoe arch.  The neighbourhood has mostly inaccesible by car as it has tiny narrow steep streets, which were previously the home to military leaders.  At the Mirador Arqueológico de La Alcazaba you have an amazing viewpoint of the north of Loja and Monte Hacho domineering in the background.

We had packed a picnic lunch to eat at the viewpoint as it was lunchtime, not only for us, the local cats were keen to have their dinner too.  With a starter of cat biscuits and then a delicious main of chicken, helpfully snipped into cat-sized chunks.  These were indeed well looked after and spoilt pussy cats.

Old Spanish Lady feeding her cats- Señora Gato

Old Spanish Lady feeding her cats- Señora Gato


Post Author: Topsy Turvy Tribe

Paul & Andrea ex-pats escaping the rat race with Chaos (aged 4) and Mayhem (aged 2) along for the adventure.

16 thoughts on “Señora Gato


    (February 12, 2017 - 6:26 am)

    Sounds like the most amazing place to visit. I love the B&W shot. Brings back memories of time I have spent in Spain. #MySundayPhoto

    Coombe Mill

    (February 12, 2017 - 8:51 am)

    I love this, it is like a step back in history and reminds me of old Greece too.

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (February 12, 2017 - 8:00 pm)

      Thanks, wonderful to see a strong sense of tradition and culture and we try to capture it.


    (February 12, 2017 - 9:36 am)

    Sounds like an amazing place. Love these photos 🙂 #mysundayphoto

    Darren Coleshill (@Photalife)

    (February 12, 2017 - 9:50 am)

    I love looking around towns like this when we go on holiday. Full of character

    Thank you for linking up

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (February 12, 2017 - 8:03 pm)

      Definitely worth exploring, some of the locals are such characters. Thanks for hosting!


    (February 12, 2017 - 11:40 am)

    Love these photos. You can really tell you’re living there rather than just on holiday. Fancy having that statue outside your front door. I think I’d like it 🙂

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (February 12, 2017 - 8:07 pm)

      Ha ha, yes the statue is a little imposing, the señora seems to take it all in her stride and didn’t mine us being there at all. Even though we were interrupting her precious cats mealtime, she enjoyed showing off!


    (February 12, 2017 - 1:44 pm)

    That last shot really captures the essence of the place. We saw a mosque built by the moors all the way in Paris a few years back. They got quite far up North didn’t they?

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (February 12, 2017 - 8:09 pm)

      I never knew they made it to Paris, the moors were definitely intrepid explorers, or conquerers, depending on which side you were on!


    (February 13, 2017 - 1:50 am)

    I love the story your photos tell. Kitty biscuits, spoiled indeed. The old lady seems cool.

    Topsy Turvy Tribe

    (February 13, 2017 - 8:31 pm)

    Thanks, we saw the lady the other day, strolling through town.

    Four Acorns

    (March 8, 2017 - 6:17 pm)

    This photo of the old lady feeding the cats is simply stunning – what a shot! Well done!

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 8, 2017 - 8:23 pm)

      Thanks, what a character, she was spoiling the cats, but there was one she shooed away. I had to squat down to get the shot.

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