Lisa keeps posting photos from Andalusia and Malgo has planned a trip there, I have a new colleague at work who comes from Granada and finally: I don't plan any vacations this year, so I was motivated to finally revisit my photos from Andalusia. I so regret that I did not have my current camera and lenses over there...
Antequera was first stop in our trip around Andalusia. We arrived there quite hungry and after a short walk we started to look for food. It was siesta time so everything was closed except for one small restaurant. We did not see any menu so we tried to ask for food. They did not react to the word menu and any other word in English, German or Polish and we were not successful in communication with hands. My wife remembered two Spanish words: queso and jamon. And that is exactly what we had for the lunch: a piece of cheese, piece of ham and bread which they are trying to add to everything anyway. As far as the food was concerned worse food than in Andalusia we had only in Barcelona. In Sevilla we were so happy to spot Starbucks or even Burger King! The conclusion was: eat as far away as possible from touristic paths. It is sometimes better to eat in a dangerous area and a dirty looking place but full of local people than in a nice restaurant with a good view. Regardless how elegant it was it served an overpriced and low quality food.
This is a view from Alcazaba, a fortress build in 14th century for protection from Christians invading Andalusia from the north.
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npecanhuk (61562) 2014-01-19 7:15
Sharpness, exposure, colors, dof, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
saxo042 (36918) 2014-01-19 7:24
These two parts of the wall provide a good frame for the view of the cityscape below, with the focus on the building on top of the hill far away. A very good depth in the picture, this way. A very interesting note!
danos (83575) 2014-01-19 7:25
nice the panoramic view of the town from this advantage POV,the fortress that dominating the area.I like the well chosen place as we can see through the turrets a section of the town.
serp2000 (38301) 2014-01-19 8:23
Good tribute to Lisa and Malgo. I have never been in this part of Spain. But I'd like to visit the Southern Spain too. Good presentation and useful note about the Spanish traditional cousin. But I have my own favorite food there. In this case the note is more interesting than this simple composition, IMHO.
PaulVDV (20711) 2014-01-19 10:41
I recognize this view from my visit of Antequera which is a splendid white town.
Strange story you wrote there. The word in Spanish after all is 'menú' :)
But queso and jamon will certainly tell the Spanish that you want to eat.
Excellent view between both battlements.
But someone was not as thirsty as first thought and forgot his bottle of water on the wall.
Now immortalized on TE.
Best regards, Paul
emka (73761) 2014-01-19 15:40
Ciekawa notka :). Iść w Hiszpanii do Burger Kinga?? Albo do Starbucks? O nie! Jak w Andaluzji, to bym spróbowała prawdziwego andaluzyjskiego gazpacho. Ja robie co kilka dni w domu w lecie, więc będe chciała porównać. A tortilla, a paella, nie było? Ale jamon serrano i queso manchego tez sa niezłe. Ale masz racje, lepiej jeść tam gdzie jest duzo ludzi, puste restauracje sa podejrzane. Ja przed podróża patrzę, jakie sa typowe potrawy, jak sie nazywają i nie przypominam sobie kiedykolwiek kłopotu z zamawianiem. Nawet kartę węgierską moge czytać :). El menu albo menu del dia w Hiszpanii i na przykład w Peru to taki zestaw, tańszy niż gdy sie zamawia osobno. I juz myśle o tych czachochbili, chinkali i tkemali...
Ciekawe miasto za tymi murami, całe białe.
Noel_Byrne (21434) 2014-01-20 5:14
A lesson I leant also when I was in Rome, I had pizza in a little place beside the trevi fountain, and it was awful, overpriced and had the most unpleasant people I had ever encountered working there. Must be a tourist trail thing!
This is a beautiful, I love your idea to use the battlements to frame this wonderful view over the city and how that one building seems to be quite solitary on top of the hill. Even the colors of the battlements are a great contrast to the white and blue of the view beyond. Lovely capture,
thanks as always
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-01-20 8:45
ciekawe ujecie z tymi murami na pierwszym planie,ladna panorama miasta,mam nadzieje ze pokazesz ja w calosci,pozdrawiam
nikkitta (13530) 2014-01-20 13:05
A true pleasure (for fun) to read your notes, I still remember entering the only small restaurant open in Sparta (it was late) and a woman said "go to the kitchen", it was at the back and there we choose our meal just pointing at the ofered ones
Never more find someone so clever, 4 words and problem solved
Good frame and good view of Malaga and the white houses, like the one on top
Well done, creative capture
Not a celebrity, only afraid of traffic, only way to catch the embassade, at the midle of a very wide avenue
mesutilgim (80576) 2014-01-20 14:24
Hello dear Mariusz
A good photographic lecture for perfect pov !
The walls of the castle in foreground frames your scenery very well.
Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
abmdsudi (40174) 2014-01-20 19:47
Great high vantage point using fractions of the historic fortress as effective foreground framing sweeping the view towards the low lying town extending the depth all the away to the horizon. A good play of light, shadows and colours rendering fine detail throughout with excellent contrast to blue sky. A seamless result no doubt, great work and well written note as well, Congrats.
josepmarin (57583) 2014-01-21 2:44
you have used cleverly these battlements of the castle, and have created a nice frame which embraces elegantly the white architecture of this beautiful Andalusian village, with a fantastic contrast on the blue spring sky.
The composition is structured well, and has a good graphical power. I like the quality of colours and the sharpness of the photo.
The title is really suggestive!
A great work rescued from your archives.
Fis2 (82382) 2014-01-21 6:14
Fajne te kamienne slupeczki, a to co za nimi tworzy znakomita kompozycje tego zdjecia.
ikeharel (53025) 2014-01-21 8:33
Good evening mariusz,
I remember passing this town in our trip enroute to Cordoba, in 6/1998. white houses just as in your photo, and this fort was seen prominently above town skyline.
This town has ancient Jewish history, and I learned that only afte my return from there.
Fine shot, DOF and clarity well collected.
adramad (35625) 2014-01-21 9:39
Antequera is a city I know well, with beautiful streets and magnificent palaces and churches, the Alcazaba is a good observation, your image is very original, with the ramparts of the tower in the foreground and the view of the city from it.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well done. I Like
Have a good evening.
Romano46 (16580) 2014-01-21 10:31
le tue foto hanno sempre una composizione molto elegante unita all'eccellenza dell'illuminazione e alla nitidezza sempre di qualità superiore.
Questa veduta della cittadina appare assai gradevole per la presenza delle mura della fortezza che fatto da eccellente primo piano.
Qualità del lavoro sempre ottima.
Ciao e buona serata
Cricri (101805) 2014-01-22 10:39
Belle idée du cadrage des plus naturel de ces tourelles dominant la ville et offrant des vues agréable sur la ville blanches baignée par une belle lumière
SWEETFREEDOM (21742) 2014-01-23 0:21
i like the natural frame given by the fortress in fg. nice colors and light.
Graal (95565) 2014-01-23 5:07
interesujace Twoje andaluzyjskie wspomnienie. Ciekawy pomysl na kadr. Prawie symetrycznie to wyszlo. To co w tle - bardziej przyciaga uwage. Fajnie, ze wszystko wyszlo ostro.
delpeoples (52731) 2014-01-23 5:17
Czesc dear Mariusz
hehehe thank God your wife at least knew the words for ham and cheese, you might have starved. Interesting what you say about the food, in some places we found it very good, but in others it was quite horrible. Those white houses are almost like a flag for Andalusia, aren't they. Your POV is an interesting one, giving us a frame within a frame, really. I hope you and your translator get a chance to return to Andalusia one day soon (hopefully before bubba goes to university ;) and see more of this beautiful country.
Excellent light, great colours and good definition and depth. Thanks kindly for the lovely thoughts for my mum. I have read the notes to her and she feels very special.
fabbs99 (16079) 2014-01-23 20:09
I love to look at the Spanish houses having white exterior coatings and red roofs.We normally get to see the roofs in red ,but here we have a different viewpoint i.e through a pair of tower heads.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
Waylim (25162) 2014-01-23 23:21
Nice POV looking through the two columns which also looks like two houses. Great DoF both distance and close up are nice and sharp. Good color and well managed light. Lots of details to appreciate here.
macjake (52920) 2014-01-30 11:24
very interesting note! but then again most of your notes are interesting to read.
this place isn't on my travel radar AT ALL.
Tell me, am i missing something? what's the rage all about?
So Malgo is going to visit here too in the near future?
although i'm not a big fan of having the 2 large stone pieces in the front, i do like how you positioned the lonely building straight in the middle...kind of like the 'cherry on top' :)
excellent exposure levels all around, its hard to keep everything proper, but it looks great. You'd expect the town to be in a darker shade, but its nicely lit and illuminated.
see you around
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (29407)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-23
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Andalusia 2008
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-19 6:54