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7 February 2011

Week 05: Alicante details

Filed under: — Administrator @ 08:48

Just a lot of vignettes of Alicante life. The weather is getting warmer, at least during the day, and there is a lot of outdoor life. I have been out and about, exploring the architecture a bit, trying to find interesting details I have not noticed before.

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On the beach a restaurant is being demolished. It will be replaced by a smaller structure in 2 stories that will occupy less space on the beach promenade:
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Another view of the location:
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Looking at the beach through the ruins:
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Looking at passing señoritas:
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Kiosk detail, Plaza Portal de Elche in the centre of Alicante:
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Traditional bank entrance, designed to project solidity and wealth. Not exactly fitting today’s situation:
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Parking garage entrance:
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Politics mixes with music:
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Nighttime on my street, one of the many stray cats watches me warily:
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Another interesting skyscape seen from our office:
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Since we did not have the traditional Christmas party back in December, my department held a reception in the VIP room of our office on Friday afternoon. As usual, I was there snapping. Here is my Dutch colleague Caroline in animated conversation:
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And here is my Czech colleague Roman:
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Finally, some snippets of street life.

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Jesús the fishmonger at Mercado Central:
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Every Sunday morning the main seaside thoroughfare in Alicante is closed to motorized traffic to create a several km long bike/pedestrian promenade. Among the activities that have appeared are rollerskating classes for €5 per half hour:
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Looking around, near Mercado Central:
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Napping in the sun, square behind the Mercado Central:
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1 Comment »

  1. Napping in the sun is very nice!

    Comment by peter cheyne — 7 February 2011 @ 17:26

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