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Barcelona, Spain – Videos From ‘The City For Everyone’

 Barcelona, Spain   Jul 9, 2017    By

“One of the great Catalan poets, Joan Maragall, wrote this famous poem in which he called Barcelona the great enchantress, or some kind of sorceress, and in which the city has this dark enticing presence that seduces and lures people. I think Barcelona has a lot of that.” Barcelona is the city for every personality, […]

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Shutter Love Sunday – Sevilla, Spain

 Andalusia, Seville, Spain   Mar 5, 2017    By

I moved on from the traditional point-and-shoot camera in 2015, and quickly learned about the isolation feature where you could capture mostly black and white except for one color. Although this is a neat thing to play with, it typically creates a weird, unrealistic photo that gets quickly discarded. Not so with this picture I […]

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Shutter Love Sunday – Sevilla, Spain

 Seville, photography,Spain   Jun 5, 2016    By

The art of Flamenco runs through the life blood of Sevilla. I was lucky enough to catch a show while there, and took this black and white action shot just as the dancer started getting into it, while the men to her side picked up the pace on the foot-stomping and hand-clapping. This was a […]

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Shutter Love Sunday – Cordoba, Spain

 Córdoba, photography,Spain   May 22, 2016    By

This is from the famous ‘Church built inside of a Mosque’…otherwise known as the ‘Great Mosque’ of Cordoba…or the ‘Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption’. The site began as Catholic, then was demolished and converted into a mosque when Muslims conquered Spain in the 8th century. In the 13th century the Christians reclaimed Cordoba, […]

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Segovia – The Power of Three

 destinations,Spain,top cities   May 12, 2016    By

Why did I love Segovia? Maybe it’s as simple as the number ‘3’. I’m practically OCD with this number…three days running each week, three days diet, three days the Subway breakfast sandwich, three days Thai food…I could go on. Segovia is the perfect day trip, as you can see three amazing sights all within a […]

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Getting Medieval in Santillana Del Mar

 Spain,top cities,wanderlust   Apr 28, 2016    By

I’ve never quite seen a medieval village like this. Last weekend I saw a movie, ‘The Huntsman – Winter’s War’, and there was a scene where the main character, flanked by two dwarves, entered a medieval pub. After being served three drafts in wooden mugs from a standing barrel of some malt beverage, they proceeded […]

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Shutter Love Sunday – Figueras, Spain

 photography,Spain,wanderlust   Apr 24, 2016    By

Figueras (or ‘Figueres’ in Catalan) is an unassuming place with a stunning museum dedicated to Salvador Dali. He of the ‘melting clocks‘ fame was born here in 1904. Dali was a fantastically creative guy, a troubled individual, and a man in love, often incorporating his wife, Gala, into his works. The painting below is entitled ‘a […]

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