Picture of the Week

3 March 2015

Week 10: pierogi, tapas, the city, rice in Almoradí

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Photographically speaking, a mixed bag this week. I got a new camera, the Panasonic LX100, to use when I really need to travel light but still want more flexibility in terms of focal length than my little Ricoh GR can provide. So a lot of this week’s pictures from Alicante were taken with the LX100–I tried to use it as much as possible to learn its various idiosyncracies. But I start with some delicious food.

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When my sister visited in October, she made a big batch of pierogi, a tasty, traditional Polish dish. We froze a couple of servings, one of which I devoured this week. After defrosting, I simply fried them in a bit of olive oil with chopped onion:
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On Wednesday evening, I had to go out for dinner with a visiting economist from the European Patent Office. A small group of us went to Kategorri, a Basque tapas restaurant in the centre of Alicante. The food is excellent:
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Carolina is from Galicia, the region of Spain with the best seafood, so she is passionate about it. What she is showing here is not pictures of her children but pictures of some Galician crustacean:
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I also continued to explore our new building with the new camera.

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Leaving:
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Going up:
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Light:
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Then a walk in the city.

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Esplanada de España on a quiet weekday evening:
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Surfer, Plaza Puerta del Mar:
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Graffiti 1:
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Graffiti 2:
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Plot for sale:
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Poetry wall:
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Then a couple dog walk pictures.

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Birdie:
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Stretching:
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The remaining pictures are from a lunch at Carmen and Hilarión’s place in the countryside near Almoradí. A fuller set of images from this wonderful afternoon can be seen here.

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The setting:
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Generations:
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Hilarión makes the rice:
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Rice with artichokes, spring garlic and fava beans. All the vegetables picked from the surrounding fields that morning:
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Since I had my M8 with me, I could not resist photographing the orange grove in infrared:
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My harvest:
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