Thursday, December 26, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Last day in Cusco and end of this wonderful 3 weeks journey in Peru


Last day in Cusco (link, enlace, lien)
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I don't think I've said a word of the Peruvian gastronomy. Wherever we have been we ate well, even in the most simple restaurant (said by a native French :) ). One of the best: the lunch at the MAP Café located at Larco Museum. The owner J.L Coque Ossio is well-known not only for his gastronomic talents, but also for his business knowledge as a culinary entrepreneur. He studied both cooking and business and did his internship for Alain Passard at Arpège in Paris. He runs six restaurants in Cusco Lima. The cuisine is all Peruvian, the Head Chef is Manuel Cordova. We were served by a great waiter Jhon (right spelling). He was kind enough to pose for me.
My wife was looking for some special jewels. After looking in many jewelry shops she finally found perhaps the best silver artist in Cusco, Martha Cachi Yupanqui. So the day you visit Cusco don't waste your time go straight to her booth at the “Asociación de Artesanos de Cusco” near the Jesuits Church.
That's the end of trip! Next day back to Lima then Madrid.
Last day in Cusco (link, enlace, lien)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Back to Cusco


Cusco (link, enlace, lien)
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We are back to Cusco for 2 more days. This historical city has so much to offer. Just walk down Cusco streets again with me.
In our visit we saw a photo exhibition of the Peruvian photographer Martin Chambi Jimenez (November 5 of 1891 - † m. September 13 of 1973). He was a photographer Indian born Coaza, Carabaya province, north of Lake Titicaca, he is considered one of the great figures of photography. Recognized for his pictures of biological and ethnic he has been a profound witness of his country; he has deeply portrayed Peruvians, both the Indians and the general population.
I invite you to browse the web for an overview of the work of this great photographer. In Google just type: photography of Martín Chambi Jimenez.
To check his biography go to the following link http://martinchambi.org/
Cusco (link, enlace, lien)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail


Machu Picchu day 2 (link, enlace, lien)
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Well just a small portion of the Inca Trail, up to the Sun Gate, Intipunku.
We lodged at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge which was very convenient to be the firsts to enter the site. A complete different experience from the previous day. From a photographer stand point, getting the early light was quite something. Very few photographs today but I promise they are different from yesterday. Enjoy


Machu Picchu day 2 (link, enlace, lien)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Machu Picchu day 1


Machu Picchu day 1 (link, enlace, lien)
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No need for me to tell you about this wonder. Perhaps just a reminder about its 3 primary structures, the Intihuatana (Hitching post of the Sun), the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. These are located in what is known by archaeologists as the Sacred District of Machu Picchu.
Machupicchu receives every day 2500 visitors meaning people all over the place, a challenge for a photographer!
You reach the archaeologic site only by train. From Cuszo or in our case leaving our hotel in Yucay at 6 am by car, boarding at Ollataytambo to Aguas Calientes. Then run the remaining 8 kms, on foot or by bus, but mind you a ride a little stressful.
Machu Picchu day 1 (link, enlace, lien)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sacred Valley day 2


Sacred Valley day 2 (link, enlace, lien)
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Salinas de Maras











Terraces de Moray

Chichero craftsman centre

Sacred Valley day 2 (link, enlace, lien)

Monday, August 19, 2013

From Cusco to the Sacred Valley


Sacred Valley day 1 (link, enlace, lien)
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Písac is a Peruvian village in the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba River, best known for its Incan ruins, known as Inca Písac, which lie atop of a hill at the entrance to the valley. The ruins are separated along the ridge into four groups: Pisaqa, Intihuatana, Q'allaqasa, and Kinchiracay. Intihuatana group includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an intihuatana, The Inca constructed agricultural terraces on the steep hillside, which are still in use today. They created the terraces by hauling richer topsoil by hand from the lower lands. The terraces enabled the production of surplus food, more than would normally be possible at altitudes as high as 11,000 feet.
With military, religious, and agricultural structures, the site served at least a triple purpose. Researchers believe that Písac defended the southern entrance to the Sacred Valley, while Choquequirao defended the western entrance, and the fortress at Ollantaytambo the northern. Inca Pisac controlled a route which connected the Inca Empire with the border of the rain forest.
Ollantaytambo
Around the mid-15th century, the Inca emperor Pachacuti conquered and razed Ollantaytambo; the town and the nearby region were incorporated into his personal estate. The emperor rebuilt the town with sumptuous constructions and undertook extensive works of terracing and irrigation in the Urubamba Valley; the town provided lodging for the Inca nobility while the terraces were farmed by yanaconas, retainers of the emperor


Sacred Valley day 1 (link, enlace, lien)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cusco city on a Sunday morning


Cusco (link, enlace, lien)
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Cuzco at 3,400 m (11,200 ft) is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It was the site of the historic capital of the Inca Empire and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983 by UNESCO. Many believe that the city was planned as an effigy in the shape of a puma, a sacred animal. Too much to be said about Cusco that receives 2 million visitors per year!
One thing though, every Sunday sees a military/police parade at plaza de Las Armas. Are invited to join, schools, associations etc. whoever has something to celebrate. No need to say that it is colorful gathering.







Cusco (link, enlace, lien)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Train to Cusco part 2


Train to Cusco part2 (link, enlace, lien)
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Hope it is not too overwhelming. 10 hours crossing the Andes offer so many many shots opportunity!
Train to Cusco part2 (link, enlace, lien)

Puno Cuzco by train

Train to Cusco part1 (link, enlace, lien)
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What a day! 10 hours + in an Orient Express style train! At the back, an open air platform. If you don't mind breathing the train pollution you get an amazing and ongoing entertainment. From street life to grandiose landscapes. I took a hell of snapshots. It's been hard to make a selection. So I decided to split it in 2 parts. Again the idea is sharing this unique experience with you hoping you'll enjoy it as we did.
We had 2 groups of Andean musicians performing in the morning and in the afternoon in the train.
We had a 20 minutes stop half way to allow the 2 trains to cross (Cuzco-Puno and vice versa). A small market was also expecting us.
Train to Cuszo part1 (link, enlace, lien)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Going to Tiwanaku


From Puno to Bolivia (link, enlace, lien)
Tiwanaku archeological site (link, enlace, lien)
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From Puno to Bolivia is a trip that you won't forget. It's like you are in a movie. A lot of the photographs are taken from the moving bus. The pictures in the slideshow are intended to share the feeling I perceived and make you travel like we did.
The second slideshow is the archeological site of Tiwanaku. It was important within our trip in Peru to better understand the Inca Empire.
Tiwanaku is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia.
Tiwanaku is recognized by Andean scholars as one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire, flourishing as the ritual and administrative capital of a major state power for approximately five hundred years. The ruins of the ancient city state are about 72 km (45 mi) west of La Paz.
From Puno to Bolivia (link, enlace, lien)
Tiwanaku archeological site (link, enlace, lien)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Suasi Island and back to Puno

Suasi Island (link, enlace, lien)
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Suasi is remote, in the northeastern extreme of Lake Titicaca, and reachable by fast lancha (motorized speedboat), which makes the trip in about 3 hours.
Isla Suasi is in the midst of Lake Titicaca, at an altitude of 3,800m (12,500 ft.).
It occupies just 43 hectares, or 106 acres, and has no automobiles, no electricity, no television – and no permanent human habitants. It is privately owned and rented to Casa Andina that manages the eco-lodge!
The island is a haven of tranquility it showed us the beauty of Titicaca.
The following morning the guide Raoul shows us the private collection of the owner, Marta, and the other side of the island.

We left around by 2:30pm had a lunch box on the boat, arrived at Puno by 5 something pm. The final pic of the day is Puno's cathedral by night!
Suasi Island (link, enlace, lien)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Going to Suasi island, Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca (link, enlace, lien)
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Again an early get up! We boarded at around 7am. What a freezing morning!
Lake Titicaca is a lake in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. By volume of water, it is the largest lake in South America.
It is often called the highest navigable lake in the world, with a surface elevation of 3,812 m (12,507 ft). At least two dozen bodies of water around the world are at higher elevations, but all are much smaller and shallower.
On the way we first stop to one of the Uros 44 artificial floating islands made of reeds (totora, a reed that abounds in the shallows of the lake). Their original purpose was defensive, and they could be moved if a threat arose.
Second stop was on Taquile Island
It is a hilly island located 45 kilometers east of Puno with an area of 5.72 km²!. It is narrow and long and was used as a prison during the Spanish Colony and into the 20th century. In 1970 it became property of the Taquile people, who have inhabited the island since then (current population around 2,200. Life on Taquile is still largely unchanged by mainland modernities. There are no cars on the island and no hotels. We were explained their way of living with a demonstration of their music and dances.
With finally arrived at Suasi Island, a little paradise in the middle of our frenetic trip thru Peru. More on it tomorrow.

Lake Titicaca (link, enlace, lien)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

From Colca Canyon to Puno

Colca Cañon - Puno (link, enlace, lien)
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So hop we go, not too early though 7am. Last view over the Mitsi volcano and a first stop at Chivay market. A real one not for tourists!
Half way to Puno we change transportation and guide. A special thanks to our guide Patricia who has been a fantastic guide and Edgar our chauffeur who drives very well.
Two hours later we stopped for a picnic at 4000 meters above sea level. The soroche (altitude sickness) still strikes us a little.
Two more hours and we reached the archeological site of Sillustani, 20 kms from Puno, it 4:30pm, light is already getting low. Sillustani is a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo near Puno in Peru. The tombs, which are built above ground in tower-like structures called chullpas, are the vestiges of the Colla people, Aymara who were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century. The structures housed the remains of complete family groups, although they were probably limited to nobility. Many of the tombs have been dynamited by grave robbers, while others were left unfinished.
Just outside the archeological site we stopped to visit a house where local people live.
We arrived at Puno around 7pm and of course it was night already. An 11 hours on the road well worth it.
Colca Cañon - Puno (link, enlace, lien)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Colca Canyon


Colca Cañon (link, enlace, lien)
6:30am, already seated in the car, 6:40am first stop at the village square where some schoolboys and girls were dancing for tourists to raise money for a trip to the sea!
Today destination is Colca Canyon with final spot, Cruz del Condor, a long way to go, i.e. more than 2 hours of 80% off road.
Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru, located about 100 miles northwest of Arequipa. It is Peru's third most-visited tourist destination with about 120,000 visitors annually. It is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States at 13,650 ft (4,160 m) depth. It is still inhabited by people of the Collagua and the Cabana cultures.
The canyon is home to the Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus), a species that has been the focus of worldwide conservation efforts. The condors can be seen at close range as they fly past the canyon walls but still to far away for my 280mm lens! At this point the canyon floor is 3,960 feet (1,200 m) below the rim of the canyon.
Condors fly high at around 9 am when temperatures get warm but that day was cold and they were flying low. We decided to be patient and wait. 45 minutes later it finally got warmer and they started to fly higher.

Other notable bird species present in the Colca include the Giant Colibri, the largest member of the hummingbird family. I was lucky enough to capture two good shots.
Colca Cañon (link, enlace, lien)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

From Arequipa to Colca Canyon with lodging at Colca Lodge.


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This has been a long day ride. Leaving Arequipa at the altitude of 2500 m and going through the maximum altitude of 4910 m on the way which is a lot of stress for your body! Surely you can't run :) The recipe? Just take it easy, walk very slowly, breath deeply and don't forget to drink coca leaves tea and or coca leaves sweets. 

The following photos are intended to show you the atmosphere during the ride. Most pics are taken from the mini bus windows, they may not be all as sharp as it should be.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Santa Catalina Monastery

Monasterio de Santa Catalina (link, enlace, lien)
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The Monastery of Saint Catherine (Spanish: Santa Catalina) is a monastery of nuns of the Dominican Second Order, located in Arequipa, Peru. It was built in 1579 and was enlarged in the 17th century. The over 20,000-square-meter monastery was built predominantly in the Mudéjar style, and is characterized by its vividly painted walls.
At its height, the monastery housed approximately 450 people (about a third of them nuns and the rest servants) in a cloistered community. In the 1960s, it was struck twice by earthquakes, severely damaging the structures, and forcing the nuns to build new accommodation next door. It was then restored in stages by groups including Promociones Turisticas del Sur S.A. and World Monuments Fund and opened to the public. This also helped pay for the installation of electricity and running water, as required by law.
Monasterio de Santa Catalina (link, enlace, lien)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Lima Arequipa

End afternoon in Arequipa (link, enlace, lien)
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Friday morning leaving Lima to Arequipa. One hour 10 minutes flight along the desert Pacific coast then flying over the desert mountains.
The city is located at an altitude of 2,328 meters (7,638 ft), the lowest part of the city lies at an altitude of 2,041 meters (6,696ft) in the area called the Huayco Uchumayo District and the highest is located at 2,810 meters (9,220 ft).
The global solar radiation recorded in the city ranges from 850–950 W / m 2 (watts / square meter), considered one of the highest levels of radiation in South America and the highest recorded in Peru. So wear a hat and protect your skin! This phenomenon is due to its proximity to the area of influence of the Atacama Desert and pollution at every stage. It's cold at night.
Saturday we will visit the monastery of Santa Catalina.
End afternoon in Arequipa (link, enlace, lien)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Peruvian Folklore


Peruvian Folklore in Lima (link, enlace, lien) 
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Peruvian folklore is probably the most varied and rich in South America. This is because the country is located exactlywhere the oldest and rich native cultures of South America inhabited.


Peruvian Folklore in Lima (link, enlace, lien) 

Lima downtown


Lima (link, enlace, lien)
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Lima (link, enlace, lien)

Museo Nacional de Archeologia - Museo Oro del Peru


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Today we visited two museums, the archaeologic one and the gold museum.
To give you a flavor of the interesting things we saw, I've tried to capture, what appeared to me, few of the most interesting pieces.

Weather is still cold and grey, flat light. Hope tomorrow will be nicer since we will be finally visiting the city.

Monday, August 5, 2013

The famous erotic archaeological collection of Larco Museum

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Here goes the famous erotic archaeological collection. Be aware though it is very explicit! Not recommended for people under 18 years!
Estas imágenes son de carácter sexual y muy gráficas por lo tanto no son recomendables para menores de edad.
Ces images son de caractère sexuel très explicite et par conséquent destiné à un public majeur d'âge.

The Larco Museum

a quick visit to Larco's Museum (enlace, lien, link)
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Founded in 1926 by Rafael Larco Hoyle, the Larco Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history.
The Larco Museum is a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art, located in the Pueblo Libre District of Lima, Peru. The museum is housed in an 18th-century vice-royal building built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid.
Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection.
For more info visit their website at http://www.museolarco.org/
a quick visit to Larco's Museum (enlace, lien, link)

First hours in Lima Perou

neighborhood of Miraflores Lima (link, enlace, liens)
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neighborhood of Miraflores Lima (link, enlace, liens)

Monday, June 24, 2013

A quick visit to Geneva before going to Annecy

Around the Lake (lien, enlace, link)

On Friday the 24th of May I was few hours in Geneva city where I've been resident 2 years, 5 years ago. This city has a lot of charm and I've got a personal attraction towards the lake which of course I've shot many times.
The day was cold, windy, raining, cloudy and didn't feel like taking more pictures of a subject I've shot many times. Nevertheless I pushed myself and tried to see different angles and perspectives. See the result, click on the link above or below.
Enjoy.
PS: those photographs have been taken with my Fuji XE-1 and the 18-55mm zoom
Around the Lake (lien, enlace, link)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Faro south of Portugal


Faro (lien, enlace, link)
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Faro is worth a quick visit if you pass-by, it's only one star in the Michelin guide and has very little for sight seeing. So here goes few pictures to give you an idea.
Faro (lien, enlace, link)

Praia de Vale do Lobo

Praia de Vale do Lobo (lien, enlace)
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Praia de Vale do Lobo is one of the main 3 beaches that are in the Golden Triangle with and Praia do Garrão and Quinta do Lago- Algarve -
Praia de Vale do Lobo (lien, enlace, link)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Praia da Quinta do Lago

Yesterday walking down the beach of Quinta do Lago. Beautiful long beach, integrated to the natural park of Ria Famosa, you can't even see the end of it. From a photographer point of view, well... very little that catch your eye, finally after kilometers I found this completely buried barrier, which is there to protect the dunes, which are of course prohibited to the walker. See the 2 pictures below. That was all.



Sunday, May 5, 2013

Trujillo linked to the discovery of America

Trujillo (link, lien, enlace)

Trujillo, city of 9860 inhabitants located between the bottoms of the Tojo and Guadiana rivers, contains an important group of churches, castles and manor houses that are centered around the Plaza Mayor square and which are declared Property of Cultural Interest. Since the 16th century it was the cradle of illustrious characters linked to the discovery of America. Trujillo is within the Route of the Conquistadors, which includes other towns in Extremadura like Medellín, Villanueva de la Serena or Jerez de los Caballeros.

We arrived in Trujillo just the weekend of their festival cheeses, meaning it was crowded and the beautiful plaza was impossible to photograph. On the other hand we were delighted to taste so many different cheeses accompanied and drink local wines with. Sorry that my pics can't transmit the smell ;)
Enjoy
Trujillo (link, lien, enlace)

Jabugo


In our way back from Portugal we decided not to take the highway but instead going through the beautiful Aracena Mountains leading to the village of Jabugo famous for its renowned cured ham, the best in the world. Don't thing about Jabugo as a big town, the population is about of 2,475 inhabitants located in the province of Huelva.
It is also known as the jamón ibérico, produced from black Iberian pigs, or cross-bred pigs as long as they are at least 75% ibérico, also know under the name of Pata Negra.
Different qualities exist, the finest is called jamón ibérico de bellota (acorn). This ham is from free-range pigs that roam oak forests (called dehesas) along the border between Spain and Portugal, and eat only acorns during this last period.
One more detail, the entire village smells ham! Clik on the link to get an idea of what the village looks like.
Enjoy

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A walk around Merida a Roman town

Merida a Roman city (lien, enlace, link)
The town was founded in 25 BC, with the name of Emerita Augusta (meaning the veterans – discharged soldiers – of the army of Augustus, who founded the city; the name Mérida is an evolution of this) by order of Emperor Augustus, to protect a pass and a bridge over the Guadiana river.
For more info on Merida I invite you to consult wikipedia
Enjoy the walk.

Merida a Roman city (lien, enlace, link)

Medellín from Rome to the Conquistadores

Medellin a town full of history (lien, enlace, link)
Medellín is a village in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain, full of history.
The city was named after the Roman general Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius, it was originally called Metellinum.
Today it has a population of 2,337 (2009) and an area of 65 km².
Interesting fact: The second largest city in Colombia, Medellín, was named so in honour of this small village as well as another city in Mexico and two in Argentina!

The castle replaced a 10th-century fortress which was destroyed in the 14th century by Pedro I the Cruel and rebuilt by the Infante Sancho of Castile. It has a double walled perimeter with many round turrets and reinforcing towers. Inside, the castle preserves a 12th-century underground reservoir. The castle was extended in the 15th and 16th centuries.

One more word, Medellín is the native town of Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro, 1st Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca; 1485 – December 2, 1547. He was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish colonizers that began the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

For more information please visit those websites:

Medellin a town full of history (lien, enlace, link)

a stork nesting 3 babies


A stork nesting 3 babies (lien, enlace, link)
I've been patiently playing during good 2 hours with a stork nesting 3 babies in the beautiful Roman town of Merida, in the province of Extremadura. Unfortunately my 70-200 F4 mm with the addition of my 1.4x giving me total of 280mm wasn't enough to frame full frame. The following photographs are the results of some strong resizing, half of my 20 megapixels.
Anyway enjoy.

A stork nesting 3 babies (lien, enlace, link)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Venice arrival

Venice arrival (enlace, lien, link)

Snap shots from the airport to the hotel with a water taxi. That was quite a bumpy ride. No wonder that the pics aren't tack sharp. Anyway enjoy.
Venice arrival (enlace, lien, link)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sábado Santo (Holy Saturday) in Madrid


One of the many processions of the holy week in Madrid
The procession of "Santísimo Cristo Yacente" leaves at around 4:30pm from el Real Monasterio de la Encarnación- Pza. de la Encarnación.

At the same time the procession of "Nuestra Señora de la Soledad" leaves the Saint Gines church, calle Arenal at around 4:30pm.
They will meet at Plaza de Ramales. The Virgin of the Solitude kneels showing respect to her Holy Son. The Virgin of the Solitude and the Christ face each other before continuing together the procession towards Plaza de Santiago.
Taking pictures in such a crowded ambiance is a challenge. You are pushed, people crossed in front of your lens .......
Anyway enjoy!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Around Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid

Around Plaza de Cibeles (lien, enlace, link)
Pictures taken around Plaza de Cibeles close to the eastern end of Gran Via and from the terrace of the old Madrid post office built in 1909, nowadays the City Hall.
Around Plaza de Cibeles (lien, enlace, link)

Friday, March 22, 2013

around Colonne Juillet place de la Bastille

around Place de La Bastille (link, enlace, lien)

There is no need to remind you my love for Paris. You can spend as much time as you want in this beautiful city, there is always a view to discover. Last Friday I had breakfast with my friend Val who lives in a street nearby Place de La Bastille. From one of her window you can even see a little of the Génie that's on top of the Colonne Juillet.
Afterwards I decided to enjoy the rest of the morning around the Column of July. See by yourself, click on the link for a slide show.
around Place de La Bastille (link, enlace, lien)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Morocco March 2013

We have done a big chunk of this contrasty and beautiful country leaving enough to visit for a new in 2014. 10 days for so many kilometers doesn't allow you to visit in details but just gives you the desire to come back with more time. Landscape are gorgeous, Moroccan people can be as friendly as "heavy".
Day 1 - day 2 - day 3 - day 4 - day 5 - day 5 bis - day 6 - day 7 - day 8 - day 9 - day 10
Click on each day to open a slide show. It's a heck of a lot of photographs so take it easy and enjoy!


Monday, March 11, 2013

Marruecos día 10 - Despedida Regreso a Madrid

ultimo y rápido paseito por Marrakesh. Una foto mas de la Koutoubia, regreso al hotel antes de subir por ultima vez al autobús dirección el aeropuerto. Fin del viaje, gracias Amador por organizar una vez mas un viaje excepcional. Un abrazo a todos esperando veros muy pronto. (Esta vez no hay enlace, porque es solo una foto!)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Marruecos día 9, Marrakech visitas El Badía, Palacio Real, Tumbas Saadianas, Medersa ben Yussef y Menara.


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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Marruecos día 8, garganta de Azlag, puerto de Tizin-Tinififit, cañones a Ait Saoun y Ouarzazate, Ait-Benhaddou, granero fortificado de Igherm-n-Ougal


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Friday, March 8, 2013

Marruecos día 7, Kasba Taourirten Ouarzazate,Zagora, kasba Timiderte cerca de Agdz, kasba Igdaoun


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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Marruecos día 6, Tinerhir, Mellah y gargantas de Todra, Tamttatouchte y S. Moha-ou-Ayachi, desfiladero del Dadés


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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Marruecos día 5, puesta del sol sobre las Dunas de Merzouga,


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Marruecos día 5, Túnel del Legionario, garganta del Ziz, Ksar de Maadi, Risani, la tumba de Mulay Ali Cherif, el Oulad Abdelhalim


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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Marruecos día 4,FEZ, Ifrane, puerto del Zag, Midelt.



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Monday, March 4, 2013

Marruecos día 3, Meknes, Volúbilis


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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Marruecos día 2, Demnate, Khemis-Majden, cascadas de Ouzoud, Beni-Mellal, Kasba Tadla, Khénifra


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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Marruecos día 1, sabdo 2 de marzo

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

My January trip to Yellowstone. part 1

Yellowstone Wildlife (link, enlace, lien)
The third week of January taking the opportunity of being on the East Coast, I decided to fly with my friend Ali to Salt Lake City then drive the 500 miles to Yellowstone North Gate and spent few days in the National Park. The weather although not great was decent.
Enjoy.
PS: coming soon Yellowstone's landscape.

Yellowstone Wildlife (link, enlace, lien)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Park Juan Carlos I

(link, enlace, lien)
This park is becoming my backyard! I can, not only jog there but it is also full of photo ops.

Please just click on the link above to display the 5 photographs. Por favor haz click arriba sobre el enlace para ver las 5 fotografias. SVP cliquez sur le lien ci-dessus pour voir les 5 photographies.
Sunday Park Juan Carlos 1st (link, enlace, lien)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Gigantic Bubbles

Big bubbles in El Retiro (link, lien, enlace)
The creative spirit of people .....!
Big bubbles in El Retiro (link, lien, enlace)

A foggy Retiro

If yesterday was one of those beautiful sunny winter day in Madrid (see yesterday park Juan Carlos I below), today we woke up with a thick fog and low temperature. so here goes few pics taken this morning in the central park of Madrid "El Retiro"





Sunday, January 6, 2013

Park Juan Carlos I


Walk in Juan Carlos I park  (link, lien enlace)
A sunny Sunday walk in the beautiful park Juan Carlos I, in Madrid, 2 kms away from my home. Enjoy...
Walk in Juan Carlos I park  (link, lien enlace)