If you’re a shopper then Main Street is tax free and full of jewellers and diamond merchants and all the designer names you’ll be familiar with. I believe my old firm AON has an office out there and given the shipping in the half Spanish half Gibraltan harbour (I’ve never seen so many ships on hold in one place), it’s a no brainer that they would have representation there. It’s little Britain with a twist, difficult to put your finger on.
|Approaching the Rock|
|The Cable Car|
|The First Peak|
The place itself is a mix of abject dereliction up in the hills where the mugger Monkeys roam (Barbary Apes), ancient and modern history, high rises, marinas, ports and dry docks ... if you’ve ever played SIMS or one of those build an empire games on a computer then Gibralter was the model.
|A Plane Landing (that's a level crossing in front)|
The old military bits, given their once vital role, should in my opinion be looked after a bit better, other than that in terms of tourists, it does exactly what it says on the tin. It provides a small taste of `nearly home’ in a foreign land. I found the commercial tourist bit and shopping area a bit ... a bit ... a bit? It wasn’t my cup of tea.
|Port and Marinas|
Up top however it was just my kind of place. Amanda got mugged the instant she got out the cable car because she had a pack of wet wipes and pack of tissues in her rucksack pockets. It was hilarious (for me). The ape pulled the tissues and literally through them over its shoulder ... clearly knowing exactly what `Handie Andies’ look and feel like, the wet wipes clearly warranted a sniff a nip to test texture, and then they were also discarded, before the ape moved on and mugged a French woman.
|Towards the Atlantic|
Enjoy the pictures, most of which in this set were taken by Amanda ... I did a silly video that's on Facebook.