Back in October I wrote a post about my childhood A Little Spanish Girl and a Tall Tree. It's about being born in a small village in Spain, living in an orphanage and being adopted and brought to the US.
Well, it was a small village...I haven't been back in 30 years or so...
Imagine my shock when I was surfing Youtube and found this video, of my little town, Ayamonte. It's in Andalucia, the southern part of Spain on the border of Portugal.
I couldn't believe that it had been chosen for a Playstation game called Grand Theft Auto!
Well, anyway...it gave me a quick peek in to what it looks like today.
I still recall going to that palm tree lined park with the mosaic benches when I was 5 to look at the processions during Semana Santa, which is Holy Week during Easter. It reallly took me back to my roots!
This is one of the many processions of Holy Week.
I had been searching the 'net for a picture of the orphanage that I lived in from the age of 4 to 6 and this picture below claims to be the door to the Casa Cuna, as it was called. Below is a picture of the little chapel that we were taken to every morning to pray by the nuns.This is what it looks like on the inside.
Ayamonte is on the border of Portugal and when I lived there you had to take a ferry to cross the Guadiana River to get to the other side. About 8 years ago, a bridge was built to make that commute easier.
So, there you have it.... who would have believed it?!? I found a bit of my heritage in a Playstation video?!?