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Pictures: The Coast of Light beckons

Europe

Not for nothing is this area of southern Spain called the Costa de la Luz, the Coast of Light.

It could just as easily be called the Coast of Wind because the countryside teems with wind-turbines stretching to the horizons, looking like herds of migrating wildebeest.

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When the rest of Europe gets out its winter woolies, southern Spain is still balmy bliss ... and almost deserted.The architecture in the commercial holiday resort of Tarifa is typically Mediterranean.Zahara  de los Atunes (of the tuna) is home to only 1 500, but that number swells to 40 000 in July-August. Note the extensive use of wind turbines. Pictures: Jim FreemanAtlanterra&seaside bunker to repel Moorish pirates.Bougainvillea bring splashes of colour; Gaspar Castro; and doors inviting you to eat and drink.The architecture in the commercial holiday resort of Tarifa is typically Mediterranean.The architecture in the commercial holiday resort of Tarifa is typically Mediterranean.Spains Rioja region.

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