Spain Traveling Destination Photographer - Part 2
Spain took my breath away. With every turn, nook and cranny, I found beauty in the history, the people, the food and especially the architecture everywhere we went. Today I'm continuing my three part blog series from my Europe photography adventures in the Spring of 2018. If you haven't read the first part I highly recommend because it will give you the back story of why I went on this trip in the first place. During the initial part of our adventure, we traveled to Barcelona, Madrid and Toledo. All amazing cities each with their own unique aesthetic to them.
The more I travel, the more I've noticed how much I admire beautiful architecture and sprawling landscapes and countrysides. I love the fine details of the objects I see right in front of me. I photographed this trip mostly on my Pentax 645N and brought my digital camera out of a few of the days where it rained.
If you're traveling to Europe anytime soon, I recommend doing a mix of tourist things but also allowing freedom in your schedule to just get lost in whatever city you're exploring! I found having that mix is the perfect way to travel for me.
Our first stop was Cordoba after Toledo. In Cordoba, we mostly only had time to explore the Old City near the Roman Bridge. This is the same area well known for medieval Islamic Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba which is breathtaking inside. It's huge filled with so much history. If you're in Cordoba, make sure you stop by!
After traveling from Cordoba, our next stop was Granada. I could have stayed here a lot longer! It is well known for the Alhambra and for the Universities there. The old part of the city is filled with great night life, amazing restaurants and culture. There are so many university students in the area you can be sure to have a lot of great food options.
I suggest spending a full day in the University area to explore and get to know the culture. From there, I would suggest spending a full day exploring the Alhambra which is what Granada is most famous for. The Alhambra is a fortress up on the hill with beautiful royal palaces all throughout the property. I couldn't load my film fast enough to keep up with our tour guide and take all the photos in the garden areas that I wanted to. There was so much ground to cover and we barely scratched the surface in our adventures.
After leaving Granada, we headed to Seville. I would suggest visiting the largest Gothic Cathedral which is the third largest church in the world. My favorite part of Sevilla was the Plaza de España which is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa. For any Star Wars fans, Episode ll Attack of the Clones was filmed on the bridge seen in the middle. I could have walked around the Plaza and the park it was in for hours!
Stay tuned for Part 3 coming later this month! All these photos were shot on a Pentax 645N on Portra 800, 400 and Fuji 400 scanned by The Find Lab.