Picture of the Week

22 January 2008

Week 03: Valencia and Lars

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The third week of 2008 was really busy for me. In mid-week, Lars, my best friend from Denmark came for a visit. And on Saturday my wife also joined me in Alicante. The week’s pictures reflect some of those happenings.

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One of the many things Lars and I have in common is photography:
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The alternates
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Alternate 1
This is the Muchavista beach, 800 metres from my house. We went to walk our dog there:
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Alternate 2
The sign did not seem to matter much, neither for Monica nor for Cheeta:
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Alternate 3
Besides being a great photographer, my friend Lars is also an excellent cook. His services were duly enlisted:
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The remaining alternates are from a day trip to Valencia last Saturday.

Alternate 4
To get to Valencia from Alicante, we took the old road, N332. It took us about 4 1/2 hours to cover the 175 km, because there were many interesting things to photograph along the way. Near the town of Calpe, we saw this impressive, new Russian Orthodox church, a sign of Russian money, most of it earned in various dodgy ways, having made its way to Spain:
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Alternate 5
Of course, this little girl is presumably not aware of the origin of the money that paid for the church:
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Alternate 6
Just outside Valencia, we passed the rice fields where the rice for the local specialty, paella, is grown:
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Alternate 7
Once arrived in Valencia, we had lunch (paella, of course) at a beachside restaurant while enjoying the views:
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Alternate 8
Then we walked around the old part of Valencia:
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Alternate 9
I engaged in my usual street photography:
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Alternate 10
And then the moon came out and it was time to drive back to Alicante:
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