Wednesday, 20 May 2015

1308 : Stop With Impunity

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How convenient that "stop" in Spanish means "stop". Just imagine the chaos that would ensue if it meant "carry on with impunity"

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

1307 : A Sense Of Peace

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A classic image of the Alhambra. It was a lovely Spring day and there were hundreds, if not thousands, of visitors - but still there was a sense of peace.

Monday, 18 May 2015

1306 : A Spirituality Wash

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Granada Cathedral, as sun-bleached as the buildings surrounding it but with that little bit more gravitas. All that spirituality, I suppose.

Friday, 15 May 2015

1305 : Spain In The Spring

Mojacar, Spain (April 2015)
Blue, yellow, green and a lamppost. Spain in the Spring.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

1304 : Kept Out Those Who Should Be Kept Out

Fortress Walls, The Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Castle walls should never be smooth and manicured. They should be well-used; as pock-marked as a teenager with acne. They should show signs that they have served their purpose, done their job, kept those out who should be kept out.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

1303 : Cheaper By The Roll

Moorish Palace, Alhambra, Granada, Spain
My first reaction to seeing that intricate plaster-work was amazement. Such craftsmanship, such attention to detail, such perfection. But then I found myself thinking the unthinkable. Could you not buy this stuff on a roll down at the DIY Hypermarket.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

1302 : Just Like Walking Up Great Horton Road

The Alhambra, Granada, Spain
When I was a young lad living in Bradford I would often look up at the Alhambra Theatre, at the white stone-domed turret and the paired Corinthian columns, and wonder what was the origin of its strange name. And then we visited Granada and walked around the Alhambra and it was just like walking up Great Horton Road.

Monday, 11 May 2015

1301 : Sun Smoothed Whites And Deep Deep Greens

Granada From The Alhambra, April 2015
The buildings of the Alhambra are breathtaking, but so are the gardens. In one vista you can get the deep greens of the vegetation, the sun smoothed whites of the buildings and the brooding mists of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

1300 : An Empty Bag Full Of Colours

Block Of Residential Flats : Lorca, Spain
The high sun can illuminate bag-full of colours. But it can also bleach out every shade but black and white.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

1299 : Artistas

Corrugated Poster, Lorca, Spain (April 2015)

I am inclined to say that this must be as close to "art" as anything I have produced for some time. But that would involve me in trying to decide what "art" was. Let us just say that this is a collection of torn old posters on a corrugated iron door in Lorca, Spain. Artistas.