Málaga, the southernmost large city in Europe, has undergone a spectacular urban regeneration across my three visits, managing to reinvent itself as an important stop on the European (perhaps even World) cultural map, packed with galleries and museums in addition to existing Roman and Moorish historic attractions.

Not all changes are for the better, as some of the most enjoyable little bars and eateries from the first and second visits have been driven out by development and gentrification. Yes there’s still some grittiness left but it has been largely hidden from the tourists and the cruise ship crowds.

I wonder what this lovely old couple, out for their Sunday evening stroll, make of all the changes?

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