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Pie in the Sky

The sun sets behind distant clouds on the Atlantic Ocean. Conil de la Frontera, Spain. Photo ©Mike Randolph

 

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You Lookin’ at Me?

If you’re the kind of stork that wants to see rather than be seen, this wildlife observation tower in the province of Caceres, southwest of Madrid, is a great place to build a nest. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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The Wild West of the North

On a cold sleety day, a horseback rider makes his way along a trail in one of the wildest corners of Spain, the region of Continue Reading →

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Walking the Line

benasqueHigh above the village of Benasque, in the province of Huesca, a hiker walks along the frontier between Spain and France. A little to the right lies the Continue Reading →

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Rush Hour

cabrasA shepherd leads his flock of goats along a dusty road near the village of Bermejo, in Andalusia, Spain. Just on the other side of the hill, Continue Reading →

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Gateway to the Lost Mountain

TorlaThe medieval village of Torla, in Huesca, Aragon, guards the entrance to Spain’s oldest National Park,  Ordesa y Monte Perdido. The immense glacial valley of Ordesa, seen above, is so narrow and deep that Continue Reading →

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A Bridge to the Past

toledoFor centuries the only way in or out of the Imperial City of Toledo was the Alcántara bridge over the Tagus River. Originally built by Continue Reading →

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The Elements of Seville

smoky-sevilleThe smoke from street vendors roasting chestnuts hangs in the air on a rainy winter day in Seville. Click on image for larger view. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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Relaxing in the Retiro

retiroA couple sits on a bench admiring the fall colors in Madrid’s Retiro park, in the heart of the city. Click on image for larger view. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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Puerta del Wool

trashumancia madrid shepherdNovember 2, 2014: A shepherd helps drive a flock of two-thousand sheep through the Puerta del Sol, in the heart of Madrid. Every year since 1994, Continue Reading →

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Yin Yang, Spanish Style

salamancaThe late-evening sun casts a shadow of the Convento de San Esteban onto itself in the elegant Spanish city of Salamanca. Click on image for larger view. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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Green Spain

playa-de-toribia-asturias-spainThe Playa de Torimbia, in Asturias, northern Spain. Click on image for larger view. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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Thirteen Centuries Later, a Hit Album

silosThe famous Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos dates back to the 7th Century. With its two-story cloisters and intricate, carved stone panels, the monastery is a jewel of Romanesque architecture. It once held a very important library. Many of the manuscripts are now Continue Reading →

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A New Travel Photography Blog

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I came across this accordion player while roaming my own neighborhood in Madrid. The man told me that his grandfather bought the accordion when he was a young man in Romania. “It’s 80-years old,” he told me proudly. Photo ©Mike Randolph

I’ve recently been working on another blog of mine about travel photography. Today’s post is on street photography, and I used images taken in Madrid, so I thought I’d link to it here for those that are interested. I’ll be writing about everything from gear to techniques, with lots of free tips and tutorials. Check out the post here and if you’re a travel-photography aficionado, sign up to my newsletter for lots of exclusive content available to subscribers only. Thanks for having a look and if your friends and family are also in to travel photography, please pass it along. Thank you!

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Tales of a Forgotten Pueblo

Calatañazor, Soria, SpainCalatañazor is one of the least-visited places in the province of Soria, which is itself the least-visited province in all of Spain. Perhaps this hamlet’s most famous visitor was Almanzor, Muslim Spain’s mightiest ruler. He died here in battle, in the year 1002, at a place called the Valley of Blood. Thankfully, it’s quite a bit more peaceful today. Click for larger image. Photo ©Mike Randolph

 

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