Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Monday, 17 June 2013
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Saturday, 15 June 2013
So obviously, this isn't actually what happened.
It was just timing of the photo which was quite comedic so it had to be done.
I went to a type of mixed martial arts competition in Cordoba, where fighters from all over the world had come to compete for the title of 'World Champion'.
One of the fighters was a client of my friend's (now ex) boyfriend so we got VIP tickets for free!
Friday, 14 June 2013
Before I came to Malaga, I'd only known it's airport as the gateway to "Brits Abroad".
However, it's very Spanish in it's own respect. While there are more tourists here than say, Cordoba, there's way less than along the coast. Although I originally came to watch James Bond in English, it was a pleasant surprise to find out that my initial impression of the south coast of Spain was wrong.
Thursday, 13 June 2013
No one would blame you if you thought this picture was taken in India, but in fact it's taken in Leicester, England. There is a very large Indian population in the Midlands, in fact, every year, Leicester is home to the biggest Diwali celebration outside of India.
This was taken at the Hindu wedding of my university friend. The saris were so beautiful, covered in embroidery and sequins, the women created a rainbow sea of people.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Puppets in general actually kind of scare me. They're a little too human-like. But the ones in Thailand, in the town that borders Burma, there were some beautifully ornate puppets which I wouldn't put in my house, but makes for a beautiful picture :)
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Ai Wei Wei, the infamous Chinese artist, famous for controversial work such as Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995) where 3 black and white photos shows the sequence of him dropping a perfectly preserved 5000 year old vase and smashing it to pieces.
His outspoken views about human rights and democracy in China have lead the Chinese government to lock him up for things like tax evasion.
Here he takes Neolithic vases (5000-3000 BCE) and dips them in industrial paint.
In the spirit of rebelliousness, I took this photo with several others when it was strictly forbidden to do so. Shot from the hip so to say :)
Monday, 10 June 2013
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Saturday, 8 June 2013
Friday, 7 June 2013
Thursday, 6 June 2013
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
It's impossible not to go to a flamenco performance at least once while living in Andalucia, the home of flamenco.
A dance of emotional passion, a traditional flamenco is impromptu and improvised. It is serious and the music is just as passionate as the dance.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
The little fishing harbour of Marsaxlokk in Malta.
Beautiful brightly coloured boats called Luzzu are the traditional Maltese fishing boats.
They have two eyes painted on the bow, possibly a surviving custom from the ancient Phoeniticians.
Monday, 3 June 2013
Semana Santa is the holy week of Easter in Spain.
Seville is arguably the most famous for processions such as the one in the photo, although they occur all over Spain. Different churches have different colour combinations of hat and cloak, but all of them have the pointed hat. The candle wax is poured on to the hands of the people watching to bring them luck.
This procession was next to the famous Seville Cathedral.
The procession is a sombre event, marking the death of Christ.
Sunday, 2 June 2013
This is the Carmo Church and the ruins of the convent.
This is the remains of the aftermath of the great earthquake of Lisbon in 1755.
The remaining arches of the church contributed to the research of earthquake resistant architecture which is now a part of Lisbon.