One Day in Malaga, Spain PART THREE

For this third part in my Malaga series, I’m taking you on a tour of the local produce market. When I heard that there was a giant market right in the heart of town, I had to find it… photos at places like this are awesome. And, when you think about it, you can’t get much more local than where folks buy their groceries, right?

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Doesn’t all that cheese look so good!?!? I want to have a whole wine store to go with it!

 

 

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The smell while walking past the booths filled with olives was indescribable.

 

 

IMG_6933Fruits and vegetables never cease to amaze me with their color.

 

 

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IMG_6930Miguel really knows how to filet fish, apparently.

 

 

IMG_6929What kind of fish are these? Can somebody help me?

 

 

Finally… as I was entering the market…

IMG_6926Now, is this a man? Or a really unfortunate-looking woman? Keep in mind that this photo was taken on Valentine’s Day. And ‘she’ was a bride, as far as I could tell from the photo. But Crocs? What kind of a bride, male or female, would wear Crocs down the aisle?!?!

Have a good one, everybody!

Nick

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One Day in Malaga, Spain PART TWO

Taking photos while traveling can be difficult. You either end up with too many and never take the time to sort through them… or you can’t remember what it was that you even took a picture of.

I like having a theme for my photos. Graffiti. People. Statues. Doorways. Flowers. Stones. All of these have been my theme for various days spent in various cities.

Here are some examples from Malaga, Spain… I mixed it up a little so you can see what I mean.

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Flowers are one of the best themes I’ve found. Especially if the shot is strategically placed, you can have the flowers and a little hint/reminder of where the photo was taken.

 

 

 

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Interesting stone patterns make for great pictures. A shot like this really breaks up a book of your photos and makes people think, “now, I wonder where this was?”

 

 

 

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The same goes for animals. I can’t tell you how many dogs I’ve taken photos of in my travels. And I’ll always remember that this cat was with his owner, who was selling nuts.

 

 

 

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Another example of stone patterns, this time in a wall.

 

 

 

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Take plenty of photos of the people that you’re traveling with! And don’t ever be afraid to have them pose!

 

 

 

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Caution: boobs in the above photo. Well, I guess that was too late.

 

 

 

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Graffiti is one of my favorite themes. Some may see ugly. I see stories.

 

 

 

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People and animals mixed nicely in this shot. The owner saw me taking a photo of his dog and then he picked up the dog and whispered, “I love you.” And then the dog did his little trick, leaning into his dad for a hug.

 

 

 

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Statues were my favorite thing to take photos of in Europe. Some were breathtakingly beautiful. Others were creepy as can be.

 

 

 

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And then some were so dramatic.

 

 

 

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But I always come back to people. People make any photograph better. This is the waiter at our lunch restaurant in Malaga.

 

Come back for more Malaga photos in the coming days.

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One Day in Malaga, Spain PART ONE

I love sailing on big cruise ships. Not just for the fabulous entertainment, delicious food and awesome people I meet… but for the great destinations that I get to sample.

Some will say that a day in port isn’t long enough. To me, it is. 9-12 hours in a destination gives me time to explore, meet the people and see the culture. One day gives me a nice taste to determine whether or not I would be interested in coming back. I’ve fallen in love with some cities this way: Cartagena, Columbia and San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua come to mind. And then I’ve learned that other places don’t require more than one day: Cozumel, Mexico is surely one of those.

I just returned from a transatlantic cruise. Our first stop upon arrival in Europe was Malaga, Spain. I’ll be completely upfront here: I didn’t do much research on ports of call prior to this sailing— just didn’t seem to have the time. So when I stepped foot off the cruise ship, I just bought a ticket on a Hop On/Hop Off Bus. Things always seem to work out… and this theory proved correct again.

My photography tour of Malaga, Spain will be spread out through several posts, because of the diversity of my photos and the stories that accompany them.

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This is the view of residential areas of Malaga from the top of Mount Gibralfaro, a hill that is 130 meters above sea level.

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The sign upon entering Gibralfaro Castle, which sits high atop Mount Gibralfaro and actually connects through a series of ramparts to Alacazaba Castle/Palace in the center of the city. I was amazed at the size and beauty of this complex, which is remarkably in tact for being constructed in 1057.

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Photos are made special and unique when you zoom in and focus on bits or pieces of your view.

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I loved the contrast in this shot… the age-old castle in the foreground, the rich greenery, the modern port and the deep blue sea beyond.

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These trees provided such a geometrical photo.

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And the shadows that they cast on the stones were amazing, too.

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My Mom and I… she’s never been to Europe and I didn’t think I’d ever talk her into it. So I’m really proud of this photo.

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One of my favorite shots from the Castle. A view within a view, sorta.

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Another photo showing that contrast between historical and modern marvels.

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I love lines and columns of any sort when taking pictures. This Castle had plenty to choose from.

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See?

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A replica of the two Castles, with the ramparts connecting them.

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You never know what kind of photo you can snap if you have your camera ready. I have no particular interest in birds… but this one is pretty cool, with the Mediterranean in the background.

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Finally, a view of our ship from high atop the Castle complex.

In the next part, we’ll focus on unique photos that you can take… in any city in the World!

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