Spain has thousands of these tiny chapels; small refuges often built on the site of former Islamic structures ( as this one has been, by an old arabic fort) and often clinging to the edge of a mountain side (as this one is!).
The Ermita de los Remedios is outside Cartama, a town of little note, that is slowly being engulfed by the urban sprawl from Malaga. Yet this is a charming place, affording amazing views across the Guadalhorce Valley,
once filled only with citrus plantations of orange, mandarin, lemons and grapefruits, but now, increasingly light industry, housing estates and roads.
People still come here to this diminutive church with photos of loved ones who are sick, trusting in their faith in the Virgin Mary of the Catholic church to heal
– their trinkets offering slightly unnerving glimpses into other people's lives; and their sadness and hope.
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