Monthly Archives: January 2013

Variegated Azemmour

Azemmour is a quiet town located about 50 miles southwest of Casablanca on the Oum Er-Riba River. The medina inside the old Portuguese fort is worthy of a look. Void of touts and hagglers, this medina is used strictly for living. The colors are vibrant and the kids greet you with a simple “Bonjour.” A very relaxing place to grab  a few captures and finish the day with a coffee or Moroccan mint tea.

Vintage Madrid

A gallery of shots that I took from the heart of Spain. Madrid has a superb mix of art, culture, sport and politics. The Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado consists of three solid museums: Museo del Prado, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

Reflections: Portuguese Cistern

Built in 1514, the Portuguese cistern in El Jadida, Morocco offers a simple environment to experiment with lighting. The underground space is constructed of five rows of five stone pillars. It measures  a perfect 34 meters by 34 meters. The water that covers the floor offers several variations and angles at unique captures.

Timeless Toledo

Toledo: Roman, Visigoth, and Moor rule before reconquest in 1085 A.D. This gallery is just a glance at this amazing town of cafes, cobble stone streets, cathedrals, art galleries and river paths. The Museo del Greco is worth the price of admission. From ancient synagogues to beautiful monasteries, Toledo offers a relaxing atmosphere. You may even feel your IQ rise a few points, although it’s likely a placebo.

Cuenca, Spain

Above: Captures from the picturesque town of Cuenca, Spain. During the time of the Spanish Civil War, Cuenca was in the Red Zone. General Franco’s troops took it over in 1938. Today the town of 56,000 is a quiet mix of shops, cathedrals and cafes.