Granada, an Andalusian Miracle

This time we made a trip to Granada, the beau­ti­ful old town in Andalus, Spain. As dur­ing sum­mer time tem­per­at­ures are quite high — around 40 °C, we choose March to start, as there tem­per­at­ure is still mod­er­ate — around 18 °C.

All images were made with my work­horse Olym­pus OM‑D E‑M1 and the won­der­ful M.Zuiko 2.8/7–14mm Pro lens, which gave that spe­cial width to all images.

Besides a beau­ti­ful old city with so many corners to dis­cov­er, the world fam­ous Alham­bra is the main attrac­tion which — besides its inner beau­ties — also gives tons of amaz­ing views into the sur­round­ing landscape.

This city is always worth a stay, but now let’s see some pictures …

 

Inner palace parts of the Alhambra

 

View from Alham­bra down to Albaicin and Sac­ro Monte

 

Inner palace in the Alhambra

 

Pala­cio de Car­los V

 

Alcazaba in the Alhambra

 

View over the city onto the snow covered Sierra Nevada

 

The fam­ous mur­als of Granada

 

View from Mirador San Nic­olas to Alham­bra and the Sierra Nevada

 

View from Albaicin to Alham­bra and Sierra Nevada

That’s for the moment.

 

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The Calendar Files … 2020 … Südtirol — South Tyrol

Well, just to recap … we’ve reached 2020 and this is the cur­rent cal­ender — show­ing our trip to the South Tyr­ol region around Brix­en and the Plose.

The full image series is still to come … soon.

 

Detail in the Fran­zens­feste Fort­ress, built between 1833 and 1838 by the Aus­tri­an Emper­or Ferdin­and I

 

Hik­ing at the Plose

 

On our way to the fam­ous Herrensteige

 

Mid May — it was still quite cold and in the high­er regions still snow was around — nature was giv­ing its first try

 

Firmi­an — Schloss Sig­mund­sk­ron, one of the six museums of the MMM, the Mess­ner Moun­tain Museum, cre­ated and oper­ated by Rein­hold Messner

 

Nature’s first try mid May, while it was still quite cold

 

Highest point on the Herrensteige

 

Nature is so amaz­ing when try­ing out its full cre­at­ive power

 

Not to miss, even on a lone­some trail

 

Juval — anoth­er gem in the series of the Mess­ner Moun­tain Museums (MMM). In Juval, Rein­hold Mess­ner is stay­ing with his fam­ily half the year dur­ing sum­mer time.

 

Amaz­ing mood here in the South Tyr­ol Alps

 

A small lake and some snow fields, the Wacker­er See

 

Fran­zens­feste Fort­ress — the tun­nel con­nect­ing the main fort­ress and the upper fort­ress with its ~400 steps

 

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The Calendar Files … 2019 … Ireland

Well, just to recap … we’re in 2019 and we are vis­it­ing Ire­land this time dur­ing a trip around the its South-West.

Enjoy! The full series can be found here.

Streets of Dublin

 

Kilkenny

 

The Bur­ren

 

Near Gal­larus Oratory, Kil­malke­dar, Ireland

 

Around Muck­ross House and the Muck­ross Lake, Ireland

 

Trin­ity Col­lege, Dub­lin, Ireland

 

Kells Bay Gar­dens, Ireland

 

Kil­main­ham Gaol, Dub­lin, Ireland

 

Derry­c­lare Lough, Twelve Pines

 

Nation­al Lib­rary, Dub­lin, Ireland

 

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

 

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

 

Around Muck­ross House and the Muck­ross Lake, Ireland

 

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A Nikon F‑301 travelling Ireland

Over­ture

Mid 2017 we made a two week trip through Ire­land. Motiv­ated by Jim Grey from Down the Road who made sev­er­al won­der­ful posts about his jour­ney in 2016, I tried to get hands on an old ana­log Nikon F‑301 cam­era with a 35mm lens attached. I packed five rolls of Agfa Vista 400 to feed the Nikon and packed … guess what .… my Work­horse as an every­day backup togeth­er with its fant­ast­ic M.Zuiko 12–40mm PRO lens.

 

 

You can find the Agfa Vista 400 col­our ver­sion and a black & white ver­sion of all images here … I will add them in my cur­rent Ire­land series over the next days and weeks.

After this, in a second series, the digit­al res­ults will follow.

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So long … and thanks for all the fish.

Olympus OM-2n with H.Zuiko Auto‑W 2.8/24mm

Just leav­ing for a trip to Crete. Hav­ing the good old Olym­pus OM-2n with its H.Zuiko Auto‑W 2.8/24mm lens with me. The OM-2n has recently been for a CLA at the OM-Labor in Frank­furt, Ger­many. The 24mm lens has a nice repu­ta­tion and I’m keen to see how this combo fits. The cam­era will be loaded with Agfa Vista 200 col­or film.

Besides that, I’m car­ry­ing with me my work­horse — the Olym­pus OM‑D E‑M1 with its mar­vel­lous M.Zuiko 2.8/12–40mm lens and — as a light­weight addi­tion, the Ricoh GR II.

When I’m back from the trip I’ll have a short report in my tiny blog and put some images on my flickr page.

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Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home — Part 7

The Plaza de Espana in the Parque de Maria Luisa was built for the Ibero-Amer­­ic­an Expos­i­tion of 1929. The build­ings at Plaza de Espana form a huge half-circle rep­res­ent­ing the four ancient king­doms of Spain.

Parque de Maria Luisa offers some nice views includ­ing numer­ous build­ings, built for the Ibero-Amer­­ic­an Exposition.

Monte Gurugú.

Pabellón Real.

Museo Arqueoló­gi­co de Sevilla.

Park view.

The Real Fab­rica de Taba­cos de Sevilla — now part of the Uni­ver­sity of Sevilla — was the ori­gin­al place where the story of Car­men, the Opera from Biz­et, played.

It is told, that in those days the tobacco build­ing, where only young women were work­ing, was safe-guarded by troops to pre­vent young men from enter­ing the build­ing. As the tem­per­at­ure was quite hot inside, the young ladies were only slightly clothed.

Today, the old fab­rica is part of the Uni­ver­sity of Seville.

This part closes the Sevilla post.

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Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home — Part 6

Walk­ing through town, where it’s always worth mak­ing a pic­ture … or two. Same in the old World’s Fair area, where the EXPO ’92 was hos­ted and where so many nice spots were left behind.

Con­trary to Lis­bon (EXPO ’98) in Seville no one seems to be proud of this area and what has been built. No one recom­men­ded a bike tour through this area, while it’s only a short ride off the town centre .. they did not even men­tion it worth a vis­it when we asked.

The Puente del Ala­millo is anoth­er high­light of archi­tec­ture in Seville with a mighty pylon.

On our way back to town centre … always keep an eye open.

And now .. the Cated­ral de Sevilla with its Gir­alda tower was built between 1434 and 1506. It based on an ancient Almo­had mosque from 1172 to 1248 and — after recon­quista — a Chris­ti­an­ized mosque between 1248 and 1434.  The 105m Gir­alda bell tower was the former min­aret of the Almo­had mosque.

The Tomb of Chris­toph­er Columbus.

The Gir­alda Tower.

View from Gir­alda tower — in the back­ground Iglesia Cole­gi­al del Sal­vador, Puente del Ala­millo and Met­ro­pol Parasol.

Next to come … Plaza de Espagna

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Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home — Part 5

Real Alcaz­ar is one of the mir­acles of Span­ish his­tory, built for king Peter of Castile between 1350 and 1369.  It is the old­est roy­al palace in Europe still in use.

After this long tour, we had some time to stroll around in town.

As so many times before, I made two albums, one in col­our and one in black and white, as both show their spe­cial mood.

Next to come … Cated­ral de Sevilla.

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Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home — Part 4

Bull­fight­ing is still a cul­tur­al high­light in this part of spain — wheth­er you like it or not. The Placa de Tor­os is worth vis­it­ing nev­er­the­less — even out­side the season.

A won­der­ful span­ish mar­ket can be found at the Mer­cado de Tri­ana — its one of the old­est mar­kets in town opened 1823, built on the rem­nants of the Castel San Jorge dated back to 1481 and its Arab ori­gin from 1171.

Next to come … Real Alcazar.

As so many times before, I made two albums, one in col­our and one in black and white, as both show their spe­cial mood.
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Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home — Part 3

The Met­ro­pol Para­sol was build in 2011 and con­struc­ted by the Ger­man archi­tect Jür­gen May­er. It is a wooden struc­ture, 150 x 70m wide and  up to 23 m high. On its top you can have a walk across.

As so many times before, I made two albums, one in col­our and one in black and white, as both show their spe­cial mood.

Next to come … Placa de Toros.

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So long … and thanks for all the fish.