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.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

1581 : Blue, Blue, Yellow And White

This is such a typical Mediterranean scene - blue sky, bluer sea, yellow sands and whitewashed buildings. It was taken on the beach in the Valencian city of Calpe.

Friday, 12 May 2017

1580 : Tunnel Music


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

1579 : Sandhill Passive Sunbathers


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

1578 : Some Like It Hot


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

1577 : Spouting Fountains And Tall Palm Trees


Elda isn't a particularly big town and its buildings are not particularly grand. There is, however, a gem of a public park complete with spouting fountains and tall palm trees.