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27 October 2014

Week 43: Slovak wine, Torrelodones, usual stuff

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An ordinary week with work, cycling, a wine tasting, capped with a brief visit to the town of Torrelodones near Madrid.

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I start with three film pictures from a roll I finished scanning during the week, although in the interest of truth I must say that the images were taken during the preceding weeks. First, one of my favourite images from Tabarca:
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A portrait of my sister and brother-in-law:
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Looking in through the iron bars:
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Buildings and jet trail, downtown Alicante:
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Self-service breathalizer machine, parking garage in downtown Alicante:
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Early morning dog walk; it is still dark, and one of the golf course cats looks warily at me:
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A bicycle selfie kicks off this week’s cycling pictures:
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Sunrise over El Campello harbour:
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The king of Aigues:
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The cat let me get quite close, he was clearly not shy:
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Then he went back to his work:
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On Wednesday I went to Hostal Maruja one last time before they close down for the winter. Normally they do that on October 15th, but this year they decided to prolong the season until this Sunday.

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The weather was certainly pleasant:
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Alone in the corner:
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Two extreme food close-ups:

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Patatas bravas:
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Sepia a la plancha:
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On Thursday we had our monthly wine tasting at the office. This time it was truly something new–wines from Slovakia.

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The invited presenter, Michal Lekyr, who owns a hotel in the town of Bojnice, talks about the wine in Slovak, with the lady next to him translating into Spanish:
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While listening, we munched on Slovak cheese and spicy sausage:
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And Mr. Lekyr had brought lots of wine, so it was a very nice tasting indeed:
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Finally, on Saturday night, the choir in which my wife sings was invited to perform with another choir at a celebration of the latter’s 10th anniversary. The performance was in Torrelodones, a town on the western side of Madrid, so quite a distance, about 470 km from Alicante. We set off for Torrelodones at 1 p.m., and drove straight to the theatre where the performance was taking place. My wife had a rehearsal from 6 to 8, then the concert.

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On the way to Madrid, an empty rest area somewhere in Castilla la Mancha:
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While my wife was rehearsing, I walked around the town a bit. I did not find much to photograph. Here is a nicely painted building but also what looks like a homeless person’s belongings:
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Real Madrid was playing Barcelona, and all the bars I passed were full of people watching the match (Real won 3-1, so there was general happiness in this, effectively, suburb of Madrid):
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At 8, the concert began, lasting around 2 hours. I did not take many pictures, instead using the Ricoh GR to tape our choir’s performance for them. Here is one of the few stills I took. My wife is the one in the middle:
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1 Comment »

  1. Nathan–grand! You are not only an excellent photographer, but a great storyteller!
    Thanks again—and the wine tastings look superb–we have them here, but not quite in those settings…:-)
    Paul Beavin
    Suwanee GA USA

    Comment by Paul — 27 October 2014 @ 23:45

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