Thanks to a friend who hosted me in Vigo (Spain) I had the opportunity to visit this amazing archipelago off the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia (Spain), in the mouth of the Ria de Vigo. They were declared a Nature Reserve in 1980 and are included in the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Parkand, tourists can visit them just some months during the year.You can walking through the pinewood and discover the suggestive beaches and the ancient lighthouseCies Islands are unknown paradise... continue reading
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Recently we visited the cities of Avila, Toledo and Salamanca in Spain.These are cities with a rich history and culture.We walked a lot and were amazed by their beautiful cathedrals and other monuments.Historical cities have a lot to offer and, as you can see, also for photographers! continue reading
In July I spent a week in MallorcaMy first stop was Alcudia and Playa del Muro. Wonderful place for family fun. Then I spent a few days around Cala Ratjada. Cala Gat is a small piece of Paradise. The popular Cala Agulla was a great spot. Palma with its majestic cathedral definitely deserved some attention. continue reading
Gran Canaria in 3 days (Part 1: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)Hello everyone, this is my first ever article on a blog, so I hope it will be ok.Me and my wife visited Gran Canaria (one of Canary Islands that are part of Spain) a couple of weeks ago, we spent just 1 week there, but the island is so great for sightseeing that I decided to write a short guide for those of you who want to see as much as possible for 3 days, and still have some time to relax on the beach, at the pool or get crazy in... continue reading
In Spain the most well-known birding and wildlife photography areas are usually considered to be Extremadura, Castilla y Leon and even Catalonia. Lately I found out that the Pais Valencia has also a lot to offer and not only at the wetlands of the Albufera near to the capital Valencia but also in the highlands and mountains of the interior of the province of Alicante.Thanks to the services of Bird Watching Spain and it's manager Pau Lucio, I visited the hides at Sierra Aitana which proved to be... continue reading
This Christmas I visited the island of Mallorca and I had time to make a few photographs I'm uploading these days of January Dreamstime. I did not use a tripod, so for some shots I placed the camera resting on a seat, window, floor, and set the shot ... a few seconds after pressing. I hope you enjoy these images. continue reading
The Sima de San Pedro is a huge round pit-abyss of approximately108 meters depth to the water level plus around 20 meters more of water. It is a place of a rich biodiversity with more than 25 species of amphibians and reptiles.This geological phenomenon dates from the jurassic era and is located neat to the village of Oliete in the province of Teruel, Aragón (Spain).Besides, numerous bird species take refuge during the night in the steep walls of the pit, most abundant are the Red-billed Chough... continue reading
For two days during the 4 day of the Fallas festival, the citizens of Valencia and the whole autonomous region, offer their bouquets to the Virgin dressed up with their best and always colourful traditional dresses. At the end of the parade, all is completely decorated with flowers. Not only the enormous image of the Virgin built specifically for the occasion, but also the buildings and balconies in the surroundings: continue reading
After coming close in recent years. On the 29th of December 2014 Alicante airport had its 10,000,000th passenger of the year.When in Spain instead of going to the beach everyday I spend a lot of time standing on a muddy hump near to the airport.It is worth it to see all of the cleverly painted aircraft and the recent new terminal building. I have arranged all of the photos in a managed collection here.Managed Collection continue reading
Although less traveled than Barcelona, Madrid and the Costa's, the Atlantic Coast of Spain has much to offer.Starting from the French border, you enter the Spanish Basque Country at Hondarribia: Bilbao, with its famous Guggenheim Museum, is the largest Basque city: A bit further along the coast, you enter the pastoral landscape of Cantabria, with the city of Santander and the town Santillana del Mar - Sartre's favorite. ... continue reading
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