This coming Sunday is when Spain enters in to what is a very special time of the year ‚Äď Holy Week (Semana Santa). Medieval traditions come to life on the streets of the towns and villages and it’s a great time for visiting and learning about these rituals.
My next trip to Andaluc√≠a is fast approaching. Im really looking forward to the Spanish spring, which I fondly remember from last year and fingers crossed that the weather will be just as good! Meanwhile, I’m yet to show you all of the places which we visited during our trip last year. This time, it’s Cordoba (undoubtedly another Spanish ‚Äúmust see‚ÄĚ) and because many of you would have heard about it before, I’m going to keep the descriptions to a minimum.
When we mentioned that we are going to Nerja to our Spanish friends, they asked “what for?”, with expressions of bewilderment on their faces. It was March, long before the start of the season, and Nerja struck them as being nothing more than place to relax on the beach. So we decided to find out for ourselves.
Today I’m taking you to another picturesque town in Andalusia. It‚Äôs a well-known place, popular among tourists visiting the Costa del Sol and wanting to see something other than the Spanish coast.
Spain, quite literally, surprises you at every turn with new touristic gems to visit. Wherever we go, we find new treasures, often in the form of quaint, small towns.
The end of summer is here, and so it’s time to revert to old habits. I’m still running around between photo shoots and editing, but things I left unfinished from before the holiday season are still in my mind ‚Äď the pictures I took then, really want to be shared!
A long, long time ago, when the Moors ruled in Andaluc√≠a, a King with only one son ruled in Granada. Astrologers foresaw that the young prince Ahmed would have a great future. The only thing that could have stood in the way of this was‚Ä¶love.
I remember my first month in Madrid, one spent in a hotel and when I was essentially involuntarily unemployed without access to my PC. The hotel’s internet connection left a lot to be desired, and so I spent lots of my time out in the field. It wasn’t quite the season for sitting down in the park with a good book and so I found myself wandering around the city, trying to get to know it (take a look at some of my earlier blog entries).
For some time now we have been planning to go to the Matadero in Madrid. This is an old slaughterhouse which has been converted in to a culture and art center. The interesting architecture from the beginning of the 20th century is home to exhibitions, shows and many other forms of contemporary art, but not only this. It‚Äôs also home to a regular ‚ÄúMercado de Productores‚ÄĚ where you’ll find producers of organic food from around Madrid selling their goods. The market is held over one weekend each month.
This time, a few photos from around Madrid – views of the Sierra de Guadarrama captured during the search to find locations for couples’ photo shoots.
Living in a large city, even in the suburbs, means that sometimes you just want to escape. As you’ve seen, I’m not a big city girl, as when the weekend comes along, I feel like going out and breathing some fresh air.
Just a few, inadequate photos of Valencia. This was a short trip from Madrid for about 1.5 days and in fact only to see the sea, and so my camera didn’t have to work too hard is time.
Spring is in the air! I love the Spanish version of February, with trees blooming in Madrid’s city parks. In Poland you have to wait until April to enjoy these kind of views.
This is one of my favourite places close to Madrid. It‚Äôs a charming town, quite different to the ones I’ve seen to-date.
While preparing the post for my blog, I’ve come to realise just how much the weather impacts the way I see places. It influences my photos too, not just because of the conditions themselves, but because when it’s cold, I just don’t fancy taking out my camera ūüôā