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Gibraltar

As a British outpost on the tip of Spain, Gibraltar is an anachronism. Already Whitehall is warning that change is on the way; the colony may soon go the way of Hong Kong.

The Rock towers over the twin towns clutching at its skirts, a colossal sugarloaf of limestone. Under a ragged green thatch its heart is riddled with natural caves and manmade passages.

This pimple on the tail of Iberia is an enclave of England, complete with cosy pubs where drinkers tuck into a pint of Bass or barrack for Manchester UnitedÖ even if they converse in a peculiar patois. The faces are more Latin than Anglo-Saxon, blending Spanish, Genoese, Jewish and British strains.

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La Linea, Spain, approaching the Gibraltar border.
La Linea, Spain, approaching the Gibraltar border.
The Rock of Gibraltar, from La Linea
The Rock of Gibraltar, from La Linea
The Rock, seen from a ferry bound for Morocco
The Rock, seen from a ferry bound for Morocco
Barbary Apes on the Rock of Gibraltar
Barbary Apes on the Rock of Gibraltar
Cable car on the western slope of the Rock of Gibraltar
Cable car on the western slope of the Rock of Gibraltar
Evening promenade in Main Street, Gibraltar
Evening promenade in Main Street, Gibraltar
Taking the air, Gibraltar
Taking the air, Gibraltar
Southport Gates
Southport Gates
The Rock Hotel
The Rock Hotel
Lighthouse at Europa Point
Lighthouse at Europa Point
St Michaelís Cave, Rock of Gibraltar
St Michaelís Cave, Rock of Gibraltar
Mosque at Europa Point
Mosque at Europa Point