Saturday, 17 June 2017

1591 : The Shoe Seller Of Pinosa


Pinosa Market : The shoe seller. The market can be in Pinosa, Pondicherry or Pickering - but the shoes will probably be the same and the patter of the shoe seller will definitely be the same. "They'll last you a lifetime, these - like walking on air"

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

1590 : Blowing In The Wind


Market Day, Pinosa : "The wind in Spain blows mainly off the plains". And once it comes off the plains, it sweeps around the mountains and gets funnelled through the concrete streets of little market town, playing games with hanging garments, throwing coloured caution to the wind.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

1589 : Land Of Mobility Scooters And Cheap Beer


Benidorm : land of mobility scooters and cheap beer. But there is nothing wrong with that - if you have worked in a hard industrial environment all your life you probably need a mobility scooter to get around, and if you have worked hard for just enough to get by on, you deserve all the cheap beers you can get.

Friday, 2 June 2017

1588 : Benidorm - Brash And Proud Of It


If you move a few miles down the coast from Denia with its picturesque little streets and wall-hugging cars you come to the brash and proud resort of Benidorm.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

1587 : Why Oh Why?


Why would anyone want to get hold of an old Schweppes van, cut it in half and then mount it on the side of a north-facing wall in a back street in a small Spanish town? Is the other half similarly mounted on a south-facing wall in another town? Who knows? But it made me stop in my tracks and take my camera out.

Monday, 29 May 2017

1586 : Blowing In The Denia Wind


Another example of Denia graffiti. The rough concrete wall adds to the quality of this piece of art which was hidden away in a loading bay down a back street. I was seriously tempted to chisel it off the building and take it home.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

1585 : Sculpture In A Bottle


The simplicity of the lines and of the colours of this scene in Denia make you want to stop and stare. You could bottle the scene up and present it as a piece of sculpture.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Sunday, 21 May 2017

1583 : Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon


The problem with sitting in the sun all day on the Costa Blanca is that it is all a bit tiring. You read a page or two, have a glass of fizzy lager, lay back in the sun and .... yawn ... before you know where you are, you are fast asleep.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

1582 : The Concrete Canvases Of Denia


Spain seems to lend itself to street graffiti such as this example on the side of a building in Denia. The buildings tend to have concrete canvas sides and there is a tradition of graffiti which is decorative rather than self-promotional. And for photographers, they present endless opportunities to frame and selectively enlarge.