Fleeting moment..

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It was a fleeting moment..

When I saw them…

Just flying around…

Trying to follow their mother…

Trying to become themselves….

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Click here for more magical and fleeting moments….They are around us everyday…

Peaceful Sunset in Santander…

Sunset in Santander

Peaceful Sunset in Santander, Spain

This week Ailsa´s challenge is “Peaceful“…Last weekend I was in Santander..And this was the view from our hotel window…The Cantabrico Sea in peace….Rare to see it!!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: San Marcos in the Background…

This week´s challenge threw me to the city…

And I found myself reflected on a window…Together with this wonderful building…

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Parador de San Marcos, León, Spain.

The Old Convent of San Marcos (today a luxury Parador Hotel) is one of the most important monuments of the Renaissance in Spain…Note its wonderful Plateresque facade!!!

For more interpretations of the challenge, click here!

Damascene Work in Toledo, Spain

This week, for the Daily Post Challenge, “Pattern”, I have chosen a craftwork that is made in Toledo, Spain: Damascene Work.
As it is made by hand, it is impossible to find two pieces alike…

The work is hard:
-1º: Artisans have to shape the piece of iron or steel they are going to work with.
-2º: They have to mark it: to créate lines, shapes….All with a little chisel.
-3º: Here it comes: they have to embed a gold thread, or a silver one, or even a tiny gold sheet with a flat base punch very small (1 mm diameter!)
-4º:Then they use a wider punch (well…Only 3 mm diameter!) and a special hammer, to fix the threads or the sheets with a lot of accuracy…
-5º: After, the piece must be darkened through a chemical process.
-6º: Finally, the artist must still burnish the piece with burins and chisels to polish it, to increase or decrease contrast…

And here is the result….

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I have to say I love it!!!! What about you? Do you like it?

A surrealistic dream…

I had a dream…

I was a leg

Looking from above

Hanging on a blue slide

With no place to hide…

I wanted to run…

I tried to scream…

But…Where was my head?

I did not have one!!!!!!

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In answer to two challenges you may like:
-Frizz´s: tagged “S”
-Weekly Photo Challenge: “From above”

Cultures and Lights

When standing at home
or travelling around…
When reading a book
or just watching the dawn…
Open your mind and your arms…
Open your heart and your eyes…
Open yourself
to cultures and lights…
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Blue Mosque

In answer to Weekly Photo Challenge (Culture) and to Ailsa´s Challenge (Light)

IMPORTANT REMARK MADE BY ONE OF MY READERS…THANKS A LOT TO MIGUEL ANGEL…

Miguel Ángel Otero Soliño en 2013/04/28 en 22:32 dijo:Editar

I like your pictures, especially the first one both of them are good, but the first picture I think that is Suleymaniye mosque and the second one is the new mosque in Eminonu . I dont see the blue mosque in your pictures

Red and Black…(a New Interpretation)

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Two of similar nature can never get along…

It takes two opposites to harmonize.

(Ram Mohan)

If you want to see more interpretations, go to Ailsa´s page: “Contrast”

They were old…

They were old…

They passed me on the street,
engulfed and almost hidden among the mass of people…

They were old and small…
But they did not seem to care…

They had just enough
taking care of them both…

They were old

Calle Ancha. León. Spain

Answering to A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – OLD. Click here to see more contributions…

Magical moment…

I was wandering through churches…
Through old cities and bazaars..
Through new villages and lively streets….

Always running, climbing, diving…
Where is the evasive glimpse?
Where is the magical colour?

One day, tired and old
I found the place…
It was not too early…
It was not too far…
And it had always been there…

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Sunrise . Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain

(No Photoshop has been used on this image)

If you would like to see more colours, please, go to http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/weekly-photo-challenge-color/