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
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
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.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Friday, 12 May 2017
TUNNEL MUSIC, DENIA, SPAIN (MAY 2017)
There is a tunnel under the castle in Denia. It looks and it feels as if it has been there for ever - just like the castle that sits on the hill high above. It was, in fact, only built in 1937 and it was constructed, not as a convenient short cut across town, but as an air raid shelter during the Spanish Civil War. The musician looks as though he might have been there since those horrific days.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
CYCLIST ON THE BEACH, DENIA, SPAIN (MAY 2017)
A couple of weeks ago, Yorkshire was full of cyclists: Lycra-coated, hill-attacking, sweat dripping athletic titans. Whilst they were here, I was in Spain. There they were uncoated, sandhill passive, sweat dripping sunbathers.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
CARRER SANT FRANCESC, DENIA, SPAIN (MAY 2017)
The problem about hot countries is that they are hot. I have no problem with "hot", not for the occasional week here and there. It makes a nice change to cold and grey. Knowing, however, each day when you wake up, that yet again it is going to be hot, that must be a challenge. What can you do but take your chair out into the street and think about it.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Monday, 8 May 2017
DREAMS COME TRUE : GRAFFITI IN MONOVAR, SPAIN (MAY 2017)
Perhaps dreams do come true, but if the dream is of a new apartment rising like a concrete phoenix from the ashes, this Spanish dream is certainly taking its time. Graffiti comes in two forms - the formulaic broadcasting of a meaningless tag, and graffiti that makes you stop in the street and think. This certainly falls into the second category.