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ABOUT THE PHOTO
Internationally Jerez de la Frontera is probably most famous for Sherry (Spanish Jerez). This is the region where the drink was born and which give it its name. For Spanish people of more importance is probably the annual Horse Fair (Feria del Caballo). I don’t like to visit new places during festivals as the hotels are overbooked, prices higher and there are crowds of people everywhere, so I did not plan to be in Jerez for this festival. It was a coincidence but I am glad it happened. In the area where the Feria del Caballo is celebrated there were hundreds of beautiful horses. Many families were elegantly dressed in traditional clothes, especially women having very colourful dresses. I am a shy person by nature so I didn't take too many photos of people which I now obviously regret.

ABOUT THE ANNIVERSARY
6 years ago today I have registered as a TrekEarth member. I was attracted to this site at first because photos are organized here not only by countries but even by counties and maps and one can easily find interesting locations in a particular region. Later on learning about the world through photography became a reality. Even though I am recently uploading almost only postcard like photos I have learned here a lot about photography. Watching TE photos influenced the choice of my current photographic equipment, I learned a lot about composition (not always really have time to use the knowledge having a little child now), I learned a lot about photo processing and finally TE have influenced my choice of destinations which I have picked in recent years and it still raises my appetite for places I could not visit but may be later (if I win a lottery) I would like to see in person. I am not going to mention any name but I am really thankful to so many of you for useful tips, great ideas, and the time you spent with me here. I am looking forward to next 6 years on TrekEarth.

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