As already mentioned in my earlier post about Cordova, the Mezquita is the most famous spot of this nice city in Andalusia, other than being the most important testimonies in Islamic culture in Europe. In this post, I show you my best 15 photos I have taken with my Leica SL 15 Photos of the Mezquita de Cordoba – 1 – – 2 – – 3 – – 4 – – 5 – – 6 – – 7 – – 8 […]
The third stop of my trip on the road to Andalusia is the historic city of Cordova, serenely lying along the Guadalquivir river and at the foot of the Sierra Morena. In contrast to the most dynamic Granada and Seville, Cordoba is in fact very quiet. Life around the majestic Mezquita and in the alleys of the Jewish quarter of Juderia, named World Heritage by Unesco, runs at a mild and quiet pace. Cordova in one day? Yes, the city of […]
After telling you about my experience in Granada, today I bring you into an authentic wonder of architecture and history, declared Unesco’s Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1984: the Alhambra. (I will not write here the history of this place as you can easily read it on Wikipedia.) Instead, I want to describe it through the photos I took with my Leica SL and consequently through the emotions I felt, the environments, atmospheres, and details that struck me most. Most of […]
The first city I visited in the Andalusian region is Granada, one of the most important provinces and home of the famous Alhambra, an ancient Arab citadel (medina), then conquered by Christians and now an UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage. In this city, with a strong Moroccan atmosphere, there is so much to see and, above all, to explore, but beware, it is also full of climbs and downs, so be well trained! Arrived late in the evening, after the desert of […]
After telling you the story about my experience in the desert of Tabernas, it’s time to publish the photos taken with my new Leica SL. This was the first opportunity to use the camera, because, as I wrote in a post a few days ago, I received it only two days before leaving for Andalusia, without even having time to familiarize with all the settings and the buttons. Love at first sight – Impressions at first use … Well reassured […]
The very beginning of my road trip in Andalusia was immediately wonderful. After landing in Alicante and made a stop in the ugly city of Torre Vieja we left the coast and the landscape started to change often becoming ever more arid and hilly. Although the final destination was Granada, I had already planned to cross and take a short break in the desert of Tabernas, province of Almeria. The way to get there is very easy, and as it approaches, I […]
10 days in Andalusia, with a Leica SL and… A look inside my travel photography bag.
Today we are Madrid, enjoying a fun day out, walking between “las callas” of the city. At the end of the day, at sundown, we’ve started to feel that’s relentless desire to eat tapas, those delightful snacks or finger food, typical of Spain, excellent for an aperitif but often abundant even for a dinner, accompanied perhaps with a good “vino tinto”. But, how to choose from the vast jungle of bars and restaurants and avoid the most tourist and low quality […]