Picture of the Week

17 March 2014

Week 11: Brussels, Santa Pola, Alicante wall art

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I started the week in Brussels where I had an all-day meeting on Monday. So I flew up Sunday mid-day and enjoyed a glorious afternoon in the city, together with my cousin Nicole who lives near the European quarter.

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We first went to Bozar, the main modern art museum in Brussels, to see an exhibition by Michaël Borremans:
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Afterwards, we walked around in the Grand’ Place area. Nicole snapped some pictures with her phone to send to her daughter, who is studying in the frozen tundra of Canada:
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Then we went for a beer at Poechenellekeller where I photographed a mother and daughter admiring the waiter’s beer-pouring technique:
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Amazingly, I took only five pictures in Brussels, three of which have been presented here. Monday was an intense day of meetings, and I flew back to Alicante at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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Back home, walking the dog and feeding the golf course cats. Here is one of my usual customers:
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And another one:
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On Saturday I did a 75 km bike ride south of Alicante, stopping first at a convenience store just outside Elche to have a Diet Coke and relax for 5 minutes. There is a cat there too:
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My other stop was the fishing harbour of Santa Pola. The building in the background is the fish auction house:
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Fishermen were mending nets and doing various chores on a sunny Saturday afternoon:
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Detail of boat that sails from Santa Pola to the island of Tabarca:
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The rest of the pictures are from a Sunday morning walk in the old part of Alicante. Not many people out and about–the Spanish sleep in late on weekends to make up for all the missed sleep during the week.

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Calle San Fernando has recently been turned into a pedestrian street and equipped with giant mushrooms:
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The mushrooms have various cute insects on top of them:
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Another near by street with a lot of wall art:
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Democratic poetry:
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Shop shutter near the Mercado Central. It is very common here that shutters are decorated, sometimes in quite elaborate manners. This one happens to belong to a sex shop:
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Paloma blanca with reflections, also near Mercado Central:
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1 Comment »

  1. Paloma blanca is masterful. Love it!

    Comment by Joel Wilcox — 17 March 2014 @ 22:53

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