photo of the week
Every week I'm on the road I choose a photo of the week. Sometimes it's a fantastic photo, other times it's all about what that shot meant to me. Be sure to let me know what you think.
I've never been to Vivid in Sydney before and had the most amazing luck! I booked my ticket on an affordable boat and when I went to line up the woman directed me to this other dock with about 20 other people. I wasn't quite sure what was going on but this amazing mega yacht pulls up, we all get on and I spend the evening with free drinks, amazing food and cruising around the harbour away from the maddening crowds. I'll take that!
Malta is an amazing collection of history and culture. Valletta is in fact European City Of Culture for 2018. This is the view over to the Three Cities from the path up to Barrakka Gardens . The view is much more impressive from the gardens but it was very overcast and rainy and this was the best shot I managed to get this day. I really feel like it encapsulated Matla though - ancient fortresses with modern mega yacht marina's.
The Mandela Capture Site is something that I wasn't expecting to get much out of, however it surprised me in the quality of the information in the museum and the honesty of that info. By far however the best part was this amazing sculpture of Mandela's face. From front on you see this, but alter your view slightly and its just a bunch of metal bars stuck in the ground. Very very clever.
I'm willing to bet that 90% of tourists to Spain don't visit Zaragoza. We decided to spend a day there on the way back to Madrid from Pertadella. We loved the small city and the Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in particular is stunning. Its Barouque style has a large African overture and the mosaics on the dome are incredible. Really worth the visit.
Someone told me on the Camino that you have to book your Alhambra tickets early as it sells out. What they didn't tell me was the definition of early. I tried around 8 days before we wanted to go and it was completely sold out. OMG - panic set in. This is the one thing I wanted to see in Spain and I'd left my run too late. So many websites, tour enquiries and grey hairs later I ended up booking our tickets on a multi-tour package. Was wildly expensive as we considered that the other two tours over the next few days would be probably crap but you only live once right?
Turns out there is a reason 8000 people visit the Alhambra every day. Its stunning and of course amid all the photo's the lions do kind of stick out. I must admit to a fair amount of photoshopping for this one. There was restoration works going on, there was a million people and everyone was very pushy shovey, however I did manage to get about 15 shots, which I merged (to remove the people) and I got a few shots from the other side and put that in behind the lions so you can't see the scaffolding.
The Alhambra is amazing and while the lions are probably not the most interesting part they are the most iconic for sure.
It was a gloomy rainy day in Madrid this day and I clearly overcompensated for that when I took this pic. However.... I love how its made the palace disappear into the sky. I love how the trees have really dark creepy trunks and I love how the green grass seems just a tad too green. This building is gorgeous and just makes you want to have a summers black tie cocktail party with 120 of your closest friends. So lovely and I can only imagine what it must look like under candle light.
Jenny - photography lover but someone who hates lugging around HUGE camera's so my images are all from my Olympus OMD or my little Sony digital.