From Malaga I went to Jerez de la Frontera. As I have already written I went further to see Cadiz as well. But before Cadiz I changed trains in Dos Hermanas, so I had a bit time to see also Dos Hermanas. The city's name, which means "two sisters", dates from its founding in 1248 by King Ferdinand III of Castile and honours the sisters of Gonzalo Nazareno, one of the king's principal military commanders. For this reason natives of Dos Hermanas are called nazarenos/as.
In Andalusian old town the streets are very narrow giving the shadow in the hot days. But what to do when the street is wider? There is a solution - the linen roof. I saw the photos from Larios street in Malaga with such a roof and was very disappointed when it was absent. And in Dos Hermanas I found it! I was a bit hungry so I went to a small cafe for breakfast. I observed that the local people took tostadas: the rolls toasted, it is nothing strange, but on it they poured a bit of olive oil. I also tried it, quite tasty.
You know how crazy I am about meetings. Today I met 100th Trekker - Wolfgang fritzi007. We had nice walk in Łazienki Park, the weather was perfect.
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EstudioChispa (1912) 2014-07-29 14:34
A fantastic way to beat the heat -- and a deft handling of the challenge posed by many different levels of light! Great job, Malgo!
Silvio1953 (122001) 2014-07-29 14:43
Ciao Magorzata, lovely composition with a lot of people, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
tyro (20404) 2014-07-29 15:43
As always, you have given us an interesting note. Nothing better than olive oil on bread - far healthier than butter and quite tasty too! You can have butter and jam but I don't think olive oil and jam would taste very good! :o)
What a wonderful idea to have a canvas "roof" above the street to give shade on very hot days. Something we don't really need in Britain too often. Your photograph is delightful and you have captured this scene beautifully. There's something amazing about the light in this picture - it really makes the people stand out beautifully against the paving and the buildings. Gorgeous light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness.
P.S. And what a wonderful photograph of Wolfgang - very well captured acting as a perch for a butterfly! Your 100th TE member to meet! :o) Fabulous!
PiotrF (8502) 2014-07-29 15:51
Na ta pogode, ktora panuje ostatnio u nas tez przydalby sie taki daszek. Proste rozwiazanie a pewnie skuteczne.
Gratuluje spotkania setnego trekersa, ciesze sie ze bylem w pierwszej setce i zycze kolejnej.
Ty pewnie juz zapomnialas co mialas zrobic z gorskimi zdjeciami ;-) , za jakis czas bede sie przypominal.
macjake (56406) 2014-07-29 16:48
so you had another TE meeting, thats incredible Malgo!
you seem to meet more people than anyone, and thats a compliment!!
love the top half of this photo, the banner looks great up there and it seems to actually widen the frame even though we know it doesn't. Its one of those optical illusions i guess.
super clear and sharp scene, really enjoy it.
have a wonderful day
rogerl (1544) 2014-07-29 18:22
Malgo, fascinating scene. I have never heard of this before, but what a great idea! This is a difficult shot to balance properly, with the brightly lit whites and unlit colors; you've done a fantastic job of it. I love the composition as well, with the roof centered and going off into the distance. Thanks.
asajernigan (21148) 2014-07-29 19:13
This is a nice view of this interesting covered street. The people in the shot add a sense of scale. The lighting and colors are fine as is the photo's sharpness.
aliabazari (15381) 2014-07-29 20:28
Hi Malgorzata dear
A good shot of daily life. Clarity is very good, with attractive colors and contrast. Depth and composition are excellent. Congratulations and thanks for recording this nice picture
jjcordier (76258) 2014-07-29 23:34
Bonne photo de cette rue avec cette bâche qui doit être bien appréciée dans les heures chaudes de la journée. Belle image du dresseur de papillon en WS.
jemaflor (84617) 2014-07-29 23:47
Nice big format for your photo, interesting perspective with the lines, good depth result, original with this roof ...
carlo62 (32650) 2014-07-29 23:53
decisamente una bella prospettiva, questo tetto gli conferisce profondità e originalità.
Perfetto l'inserimento delle persone, in misura giusta e sulla sinistra della foto per dare spazio alla composizione.
PS qui continua a piovere....
lousat (76732) 2014-07-30 1:24
Hi Malgo,very interesting perspective under this decoration on the top of the street,useful against the sun but not for the rain,sure. I'm happy to read your new meeting,not it's time to meet me...ehehe....maybe on a beautiful beach....ahahahhaha....have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
siudzi (33467) 2014-07-30 2:00
Jestem wielką fanką takich płóciennych zadaszeń i bardzo się cieszę, że podzieliłaś się z nami tą sceną. Miejsce jest super ze względu na urokliwą architekturę jednak bez tego zadaszenia nie byłoby już takie wyjątkowe:) TFS!
miumiu (5881) 2014-07-30 2:07
Very beautiful street view and perspective.
l like your note and l am happy you have met a lot of people from TE. l just met only one... :-)
The colours and sharpness are very nice on your photo.
timecapturer (48586) 2014-07-30 5:12
on my trips to Malaga, Larios Street has had this canopy over it, so it was just bad luck that on your visit it was missing. This is a superbly executed image that gives a great idea of how effective this type of sun-shade is.
Regards - B.
Sergiom (59880) 2014-07-30 5:58
Une manière comme une autre pour créer de l'ombre par les chaudes journées d'été sur le sud de l'Espagne. J'aime beaucoup l'effet entonnoir et la profondeur de l'image.
rychem (23126) 2014-07-30 8:53
Potrzeba matką wynalazku, świetne rozwiązanie na upalne dni, jeszcze może jakiś mały prysznic . . .
rozmarzyłem się :)))
adramad (37983) 2014-07-30 9:15
A wonderful composition with a splendid POV, to give prominence to the awning covering the street and gives a nice effect, ideal facades that adorn this great perspective.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I like it
Enjoy a nice day.
P/D. I appreciate your warning about my error in identifying the image, the church is actually in Cordoba, but he had seen some pictures of Malaga and the subconscious juice tricks on me. Thank you very much.
cornejo (31403) 2014-07-30 11:12
hola Malgo, muy buena foto de esta interesante calle de Dos Hermanas, muy bien tomada con buena profundidad, estupendo trabajo amiga mía, gracias por compartir.
Buena noche y feliz resto de semana.
Un cordial abrazo.
Angel y Toñi.
ikeharel (57032) 2014-07-30 11:47
Good evening Malgo,
The covered streets ia an Andalucia "trade-mark" in summer, which can get as hot as 40+ degrees.
There is an excelnet DOF through, fine clarity and people walking added life and vibrant scale.
Noel_Byrne (24163) 2014-07-30 13:11
An interesting idea, and one that would work well in Ireland, a roof over the country would be good! This is a lovey urban scene showing this creative structure well in its context, the people here are a vitally important part of the view. Great shot.
Nicou (121800) 2014-07-30 18:50
quel captage de cette rue superbe compo et image quelle toile au sommet et ces personnage la toile fait de l'ombre et quelle vue grandiose captage et vue.
Bravo et amitié
ChrisJ (97768) 2014-07-31 3:24
Excellent upward pov on the tent canopy with superb use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. I like the warm vs cold colour contrast between the yellow walls & trim against the blue sky. The people animate the scene. Good shadow detail. Tfs!
mcmtanyel (13319) 2014-08-01 22:41
The canopy above the street, under the blue sky makes this a very attractive photo. Spain has been in my list of places to see, it has gone up a notch or two now, TFS!
PaulVDV (22043) 2014-08-09 16:01
These canvas are really popular in Spain.
I've never seen them in Malaga (Larios Street) because I wasn't there in summertime but this year I've seen canvas hanging over a street in the center of Madrid (near Plaza del Sol).
They really add a special charm to the picture and on each place they're different.
Best regards, Paul