A few new shots from around Gran Vía, as the weather has warmed up to the low 30’s (88+)… * * *
“What ever it is, they’re coming in droves.” An American tourist turns to her husband, street map in hand, and her point-and-shoot camera aimed at the Basílica Pontifica de San Miguel, in Madrid. She looks around and tries to piece things together. The crowd has begun to gather around a tall, moderately adorned church building… Read More A Cursory Look at Semana Santa, Madrid.
Yesterday, there were thousands of people collected in the city center of Puerta del Sol, in Madrid, chanting and yelling in all directions, waving plastic flags and wearing t-shirts on which were written various causes and personal concerns reduced to catchy stanzas. At times like this, it seems that people strive for some sort of unity,… Read More Slowing Down a Sluggish Economy
Living in a city can at the same time facilitate bouts of loneliness and the occasional feeling of utter possibility. Here are a few of my snapshots of Madrid, and as in any picture in an urban setting, each one is laden with personal meaning and also significance for countless other passersby. I never… Read More Madrizz…
As a passing retrospective of one year in Spain, I am almost obligated to make inventory of what has made the time well-spent. So the following is a synopsis of my, you read correctly, top 81 places, events, observations and impressions of my Spanish life. They are in conjunction with “My Oyster, Part 1″ and… Read More My Oyster, Part 2: A Top 81
When one takes to the time to recollect the evidence of experience, without the weight of sentimentality, through conversation, stories, or solitary reflection, the result can be unexpected. Here is a quick collection of some of the photographs I’ve taken, each picture representing something great and memorable in my experience and life here in Spain.… Read More España, condensed. (Photo highlights up to 1-8-2011).