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9 February 2016

Week 06: Busot, Orxeta, webinar, Moments

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Another week of work and cycling, but also a very nice meal at Moments, one of my very favourite restaurants.

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I continued to be fascinated by the blooming almond trees:
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Rest stop in Relleu:
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Relleu street:
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I have recently taken an interest in urban decay. It takes many forms. In our part of Spain, one common sight are abandoned construction projects, victims of the financial crisis. One such development is in the town of Orxeta, on one of my usual cycling routes. This week I stopped and took some pictures:
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I think this stairway leads to what was supposed to be an underground car park for the subdivision:
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When I cycle, photography is secondary to the training. But one Sunday afternoon, I drove to Busot to take a walk around the town and photograph some of the spots which had caught my eye.

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Lemon tree and landscape:
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Overall view of the town:
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View of the cemetery. As is often the case, Busot’s cemetery is on one of the highest spots of the town:
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Cemetery wall:
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Cemetery entrance:
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Cemetery entrance, closer view:
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The graves:
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The church tower:
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A plaque on the church wall commemorates the Civil War:
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A pious person’s house:
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Looking towards the sea from Busot:
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Looking towards Alicante:
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Back home, a colourful flower in front of our house. I think it is a banana tree, but I am not sure:
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Benches in the park, during an early morning dog walk:
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On Tuesday I gave a talk in a new (for me) setting, our TV studio. It was a webinar on IP in the economy, streamed live and also recorded. I was actually a bit tense; I am used to speaking in public, but I felt weird speaking to a camera:
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View of the studio from the control room:
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People could ask questions by chat during the webinar, and my Danish colleague Poul Søren typed them in so that I could address them at the end of my talk:
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I did have an audience, albeit a small one–two nice young ladies and the cameraman:
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If you want to spend 50 minutes listening to me talking about IP rights and the economy, then go here.

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On Thursday I went to a beer shop in the centre to buy some quality beer for the Superbowl. As usual, I looked for city scenes to photograph, such as this mural:
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I am always amused when a sign prohibiting posters is surrounded by graffiti:
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Challenge, on the go:
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The remaining images are from a lunch at the new seaside restaurant Moments. It was a working lunch, sort of: we have a photography club at the office, and the junta directiva (of which I am part) needed to discuss planned activities for this year.

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I love the decor at Moments:
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A couple enjoys the afternoon sunshine on the Urbanova beach:
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Moments is family-owned, and several members of the family work there. They all have a real passion for their food and are always prepared to discuss the finer points:
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We ordered several dishes to share, including the foie:
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This is coca, a Catalan/Valencian version of pizza. It is very thin and very delicious:
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The tuna:
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The dessert:
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Christophe is Belgian and serves as president of our club:
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Robert is Slovak and active both in the photo club and the wine club:
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It may be early February but it is warm enough to eat outside. After the people leave, the birds take over:
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2 Comments »

  1. These photos are among the most interesting – and beautiful – I have seen. The faces, in particular. But I have never seen a lemon tree, and your photos of the towns are lovely. You live in a beautiful area.

    Comment by Les Myers — 9 February 2016 @ 23:26

  2. A very enjoyable tour. 6.19 is the flower of the so-called Bird of Paradise plant.
    6.08 is my favourite shot in this series

    Comment by Brian — 11 February 2016 @ 00:30

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