Description Torre de los Alumbres (Alum Stone Tower) is an old defense fortress erected in 1509 near the Alum stone (alumbre) mine of Rodalquilar, preserving it from the Berberists' raids on the southern coast of Spain. It used to be another tower standing at its side, but it disappeared in the XVIII Century. The access to the remaining tower used to be through a drawbridge over the moat which surrounded the compound. Its soundness has been tested, through the years, by earthquakes and raids, and although it was abandoned in 1555 it is still standing to-day.
Ángeles M. Pomata, Nijar Member Since January 2017 Artist Statement After more than a decade of clinical psychology private practice in Madrid, some years ago I moved to the National Park of Cabo de Gata in the south coast of Spain and started my career as a writer. The peculiar environment in my new home made me a self-taught painter, and over the years painting has become a professional activity. At first, using oil to capture the beautiful landscapes I enjoy watching every day, later employing new media, mainly watercolor, and broadening the object range. Thank you for visiting my gallery.