This book is about the Andalusian town of Guadix, one of the oldest and most interesting in Spain. Initially settled in the paleolithic times, it was subsequently named Julia Gemella Acci by Julius Caesar and then "Guadh-Haix" ( which means The River of Life ) by the Moors. Under Moorish rule it was known for both poetry and the silk industry.
Guadix has had a fascinating cave district since the Moors were driven out of Granada in 1492. It's estimated that some 10,000 people still live in these caves. We have come to know many of them and have always appreciated their kindness and courtesy.
Guadix also has one of the most beautiful Semana Santa or Holy Week processions in all of Spain. It takes place on Easter Sunday, works its way through narrow streets, eventually ending in the center of the town.
I am a retired lawyer and government official from Colorado, now living in Santa Fe, New Mexico and working as a free lance writer and photographer. My wife and I formerly lived in Spain and still travel there extensively to work on photography projects. We also work with several educational projects in Nicaragua and travel there frequently. My major mission, however, is documenting and assisting a variety of humanitarian projects on the Mexican border.
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