Posts tagged ‘spain’

Wordless Wednesday: Remembering Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas
Location: Barcelona, Spain

August 21, 2017 at 8:54 am 2 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

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Location: Barrio de Santa Cruz, Seville, Spain

Narrow streets and quiet alleys greet visitors of Barrio de Santa Cruz, one of Seville’s major attractions. Shaded by surrounding buildings, they provide relief from the unrelenting summer heat.

Barrio de Santa Cruz was formerly known as Old Judería. It was home to the Spanish Jews until anti-Semitic sentiments in the 15h century forced them to either convert to Christianity or leave.

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July 29, 2016 at 9:55 pm 12 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season

pamplona
Location: Santo Domingo Street, Pamplona, Spain
 
This is an off-season view of Santo Domingo Street in Pamplona, Spain. Snapped in early September, it was almost deserted.

It’s on this street where the tradition of running of the bulls starts and makes its way to the Plaza de Toros. Next month, tourists and revelers alike will invade Pamplona to watch or participate in the annual spectacle immortalized by Ernest Hemingway in his novel, The Sun Also Rises.

The running of the bulls called encierro coincides with the 9-day festival honoring the city’s patron saint, San Fermín, starting July 6th and ending July 14th. It’s complete with fireworks, music, dances, parade, bullfighting, and religious ceremonies. Considered the biggest public event in the world, it attracts a million attendees every year.

When everything is over and done, it must be with a sigh of relief that the local residents could reclaim their city back.

hemingway statue
Location: Paseo de Hemingway, Pamplona, Spain

This was our guide sizing up Hemingway’s statue in front of Plaza de Toros.

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June 12, 2015 at 5:23 pm 11 comments

weekly photo challenge: angular

sagrada de familia
 
the sagrada familia church is one of the famous landmarks in barcelona, spain. it was quite a sight to behold befitting her unesco world heritage status.

one side of the sagrada de familia
 
for sure, she had enough to fill up the senses. with a cheap pocket camera and pressed by time and competing with fellow tourists, however, i found it difficult to figure out the best angles to shoot at. so i just clicked and clicked and clicked hoping for the best.

spires of the sagrada de familia
 
her construction starting in 1882, it’s expected to complete in 2026 to coincide with the 100-year death anniversary of antoni gaudi, her chief architect. by then, i’d probably have a chance to redeem myself and capture the magnificence of this gothic edifice.

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November 22, 2014 at 11:18 am 18 comments

wordless wednesday: las ramblas in the dead of day

las ramblas
 
location: barcelona, spain
 

April 9, 2014 at 9:09 am 5 comments

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