The municipality of Alpujarra de la Sierra in the province of Granada is composed of two villages: Mecina Bombarón and Yegen, as well as the District of the Golco and the hamlet of Montenegro. lying on a gentle slope, Berber aires include Yegen, a place that captivated long to Gerald Brenan and encouraged him to take up residence for 7 years.
the few people living in the golco, offered me his hospitality, his words and his brand new Church showed me proudly where lives its Patron Saint, the Virgin of grace. here I understood the meaning of the term balance; these people taking advantage of resources immediate reach in a way particularly, vernacular, economic and to some extent ecological transformed an environment to live in balance with the.
in Mecina Bombarón, following my Special route by the Alpujarras, found a Museum of photography which I transported to times, made me feel special understanding and knowing the essence of the rural world and its customs. some of my childhood memories sharper, are not memories of people or places, but photographs; if it were not for the photosmy memory would be less memory, would have not perceived, from before have reason poetry and the enigma of the life time human.
Has water as the protagonist in a multitude of sources and sinks, and possesses an original folk architecture, the houses are ideally adapted to the mountain which are. Not to mention the architectural relic of the town, the Roman bridge, considered old Camino Real of Granada to Almeria. All nuclei of population are oriented to the South, overlooking the sea, as if they were balconies, separated from one another by ravines filled with vegetation.