Friday, January 18, 2019

Open Market in Marrakesh


This was in Marrakesh, Morocco.  Another oldie image shot in 2014.  I didn't edit this image back then because I hated Morocco.  I had imagined it as Graham Nash sung about it in the 1969 song "Marrakesh Express."  No, there was no smelling of garden in ones hair.  No animal carpet wall to wall.  No colored cottons hanging in the air.  Nash must have been high on acid when he went there.  The Moroccans were wild.  Especially the men.  At night, the men would be dancing in the street and touching people.  Live music droning everywhere you go.  I felt like I was having a bad acid trip.  Still I'm glad we went for the experience.  Though I'm not going back there.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bust Stop in Lima


Just random.  I just like shooting whatever I fancy.  Paradero is Spanish for whereabouts.  But it could also mean bus stop.  The root word para means stop.  It's the same word we have in the Philippines, which have been colonized by the Spaniards for three hundred years.

Taken with the iPhone while on a bus in Lima, Peru.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

After the Rain


Southern Californians celebrate whenever it rains.  We live in the desert so any rain is good.  Captured during our morning walk.  I dig the geometry and the reflection so I decided to take a photo of the scene.

Hope your day is going well.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tavern in Madrid


Another old image I've taken in 2014 but  never got around to edit it.  Mainly because at that time I thought it was boring.  This is in Huertas, one of the best places to find tapas bar in Madrid.  It's close to the Prado Museum.  The streets begin to get more active after nine o'clock in the evening.  I'm told that the Spaniards eat their supper around this time, and don't finish until two in the morning.  No wonder they have to take their siestas.  They always stay up late.

In major cities of Europe, most of the streets are not parallel unlike here in the States.  That is why they give direction as "turn right" or "turn left".  The convention here in the States is to "go north" or "heard south" and so on.  One thing I have noticed in Spain is that the street signs are located on the buildings.  This tavern was at the corner of the street.  Can you identify the streets based on the building?

Hope your day is going well.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Building Under Construction as Art


This is a modern architecture in Lima, Peru.  It was inspired by the Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi.  Just kidding.

One of the buildings under construction in urban Lima, Peru.  Maybe you think that the Peruvians have developed self-constructing architectures without any need for workers.  Not really.   It was a lazy Sunday so the workers are at church.  Well some of them.  Some are with their friends - drinking Pisco Sour.  It's similar to the Whiskey Sour.  Only that Pisco distilled from Peruvian grapes is used.  Yes, it's an alcoholic beverage.  Although the political police would like to call it adult beverage instead.  I tried the Pisco Sour and it was an acquired taste for me.  After three glasses, you acquire the taste and want some more.