Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Monday, 18 May 2015
Friday, 15 May 2015
Thursday, 14 May 2015
|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
|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
|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
|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
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
|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.