This is what walls are for!

Flowers, flowers and more flowers! I was happy, happy, happy!

Festival of the Patios, Cordoba, Spain Festival of the Patios, Cordoba, Spain Festival of the Patios, Cordoba, Spain Festival of the Patios, Cordoba, Spain

Festival of the Patios, Cordoba, Spain, 2006

Tantalizing glimpses through wrought iron gates of bountiful patios are all one gets throughout the year until May, when private patios – central open-air ‘rooms’ in houses – are opened to the public.

Originally plants and water features were a way of keeping the patios cool in the hot dry summers but in 1918 Códoba City Hall began sponsoring the patio contests. As you can see the residents go all out.

How would you like a whole wall of flowers?

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96 thoughts on “This is what walls are for!

  1. Wow, that is a lot of flowers! Beautiful, but think about all the work it would be to water them all! 🙂


  2. Muchas gracias por pasarte por mi blog.
    Me encantan las fotos que presentas para el Muro, no sabes la de recuerdos que me traen. Mi familia es de Córdoba y de vez en cuándo me gusta ir por allí en busca de raíces y recuerdos de familia. Te puedo contar que Córdoba está ahora, si cabe, mucho más bonita que cuándo la visitaste. Y sus patios siguen estando llenos de macetas y flores. Deberías volver a visitarla, te va a encantar pasearla.

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    1. Estoy tan contento que haya disfrutado viendo mis fotos de Cordoba.I alegro de que me trajo recuerdos felices para usted. Lo hicieron para mí también ! Tengo la esperanza de que vamos a visitar el Festival de los Patios de nuevo el próximo año . Estoy utilizando una aplicación de traducción así que espero que esto tiene sentido .


      1. I love that perhaps return to Cordoba again, enjoy much of the city . Visit other cities ? Andalusia is great. A few days ago we have been in Almunécar , a town of Granada , and have been a few pleasant days.
        I am also using the translator, at least we can understand and that’s great.
        A greeting.


    1. Thank you so much. I have been through dozens of ‘wall’ posts just to find you! I am in France at the moment looking at my teeny phone screen. I have made a note to look again at your posts on my laptop when I get home so I can see them properly. 😀

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      1. I did – with hanging baskets and plants that like to climb the walls. There was hardly a brick to be seen! I have just been back to look at some photos and think I will do a post about our lovely walled garden! 🙂


  3. That is an eyeful (in a good way, though). I can’t imagine the work that goes into maintaining the beautiful flowers. Thank goodness I am not part of that community as I do not have green fingers 🙂


  4. I’m not even “into” flowers and this looks astounding to me! Never seen anything like it! Totally love it!!!!


  5. This is the best ever WALL!! Great photo for the challenge! I would love to meet the person who lives here… they have to be a HAPPY person!


  6. I used to have three hanging pots of petunias on my front porch (back when I had a porch), but that was more than enough watering for the likes of me. They sure were pretty though.


  7. One of my favorite things is to get a peek into other people’s gardens. Needless to say, I love garden tours. But I’ve never seen anything quite like those walls of potted flowers — they’re so vibrant and fun!


      1. well those flowers can;t be beat – what cool wall along the street – and maybe flowers are an extra treat – with all this snow and sleet (ha!
        cool capture e- have a great weekend


          1. Haha! You’ll be waiting a while. We take possession March 30th but then it’s a loooong road ahead – filled with much demolition and renovation. 🙂


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