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3 good places where to eat in Granada, Andalusia

3 good places where to eat in Granada, Andalusia

Travel
After exploring Granada, it is time now to give you some little hints on where to satisfy your appetite. This Andalusian city offers a lot and it is, therefore, difficult to choose from the many bars and restaurants. Calle Elvira is certainly the most popular street for a tapas and cervezas, but to me, I liked the atmosphere in the most characteristic Albaicin neighbourhood and with fewer tourist venues. In this post I suggest three places I have personally experienced and that I feel particularly good. 3 Top places for breakfast, lunch and dinner 1 –  Panaderia/Pastelleria La Tentacion (Calle San Juan de Dios, 28) Small and humble artisan bakery, but with fantastic crafts, both sweet and salty, and at very…
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25 photos and stories from The Color Run. And why a photographer should get dirty…

25 photos and stories from The Color Run. And why a photographer should get dirty…

Luxembourg, Photography, Street Photography
I have just come back from the front line of a very special “war”, from where I came out dirty, destroyed, happy and colorful. I photographed “The Color Run” in Echternach, Luxembourg, an event now widespread around the world and inspired by the famous Indian Holi Festival, but applied to the race. The main theme of the event is, therefore, the colors that are thrown on runners when they pass through dedicated and monochrome spots. Obviously, such an event can gift original and special photographic opportunities, so I did not miss it. “If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough” – Robert Capa But, let me tell you few thoughts I’ve recorded after the event, based on what…
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25 photos that brings you inside the stunning Alhambra in Granada

25 photos that brings you inside the stunning Alhambra in Granada

Leica, Photography, Spain, Travel
After telling you about my experience in Granada, today I bring you into an authentic wonder of architecture and history, declared Unesco’s Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1984: the Alhambra. (I will not write here the history of this place as you can easily read it on Wikipedia.) Instead, I want to describe it through the photos I took with my Leica SL and consequently through the emotions I felt, the environments, atmospheres, and details that struck me most. Most of the photos were taken inside the Royal Palace, Palacio Nazaries, the most beautiful Islamic building in Europe, a series of rooms and patios in the most classic and sophisticated Moorish style. A real wonder. Unfortunately, I can not write the…
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Discovering Granada, 4 walking routes and useful tips –  Andalusia on the road

Discovering Granada, 4 walking routes and useful tips – Andalusia on the road

Photography, Spain, Travel
The first city I visited in the Andalusian region is Granada, one of the most important provinces and home of the famous Alhambra, an ancient Arab citadel (medina), then conquered by Christians and now an UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage. In this city, with a strong Moroccan atmosphere, there is so much to see and, above all, to explore, but beware, it is also full of climbs and downs, so be well trained! Arrived late in the evening, after the desert of Tabernas desert and the beautiful landscapes of the Sierra Nevada, the impact with the city was quite traumatic due to huge traffic jam: to drive the last 7-8 kilometres, we needed almost an hour. But we are in Spain, and here…
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Red, a daily life picture

Red, a daily life picture

iPhoneography, Street Photography
I have a defect, I have the habit of always observing everything, obsessively, maybe too much. My eyes never rest, because a good photo can happen everywhere, at any time, even when you are on the escalators of a hypermarket. I immediately saw the photo: that red skirt, the red basket, and that hand with a small tattoo and the silver bracelet. A good photo should give you questions… who is this girl? What’s that tattoo means?  What’s in that basket? Simple questions that belong to a story, a daily life story. And just a few seconds to snap it. This picture has been taken with an iPhone6s, post edited on the phone with Adobe Photoshop Express, watermarked with Phonto, then saved and shared.…
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Leica SL with Helios 44-M4 58 f2 in a swirl of lavender …

Leica SL with Helios 44-M4 58 f2 in a swirl of lavender …

Photography
One of the reasons why I moved to Leica SL is the ability to use old lenses with an M42 mount, as I own several, bought for a few euros from the flea markets in Europe.  The manual focus then is very fast and accurate thanks to the zoom function in the fantastic electronic viewfinder of Leica SL. Said so, whenever I have some free time, I pick one of the M42 lenses from my special box and I’m going out to try it. Yesterday, on a nice Sunday afternoon, I mounted an old Russian lens, produced in huge quantities in the ’50s, and so very easy to find at the flea markets (usually attached to a Zenit camera) or on Ebay…
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Featured! New photo publications in Uk and Italy…

Featured! New photo publications in Uk and Italy…

Featured, News, Photography
Selling on the stock photos agencies as Fotolia and Shutterstock it is great but it has the downside of not knowing who bought my pictures and where they will be printed and published. So, time to time, either I do a research on my name on Google, or someone just writes me saying “hey, I’ve seen a picture there that seems one of yours…”. And here are two new features that iI discovered in these days, coming from UK and Italy. 1. Featured in a Shopping Center giant installation (Italy) In this case, my daddy reported me this, while walking in this huge shopping center, Auchan, in Casamassima, province of Bari, south of Italy, the place where I came from, actually. He spotted…
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18 photos of Tabernas desert, photographed with a Leica SL

18 photos of Tabernas desert, photographed with a Leica SL

Leica, Photography, Spain
After telling you the story about my experience in the desert of Tabernas, it’s time to publish the photos taken with my new Leica SL. This was the first opportunity to use the camera, because, as I wrote in a post a few days ago, I received it only two days before leaving for Andalusia, without even having time to familiarize with all the settings and the buttons. Love at first sight – Impressions at first use … Well reassured by the praise and excitement of my dear friend and supplier Ryuichi from NOC, the first impressions of use of the Leica SL have been very positive, more than I expected. Honestly, switching from the beautiful Leica M to Leica SL,…
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Tabernas desert – Travel stories from Andalusia

Tabernas desert – Travel stories from Andalusia

Spain, Travel, Travelogue
The very beginning of my road trip in Andalusia was immediately wonderful. After landing in Alicante and made a stop in the ugly city of Torre Vieja we left the coast and the landscape started to change often becoming ever more arid and hilly. Although the final destination was Granada, I had already planned to cross and take a short break in the desert of Tabernas, province of Almeria. The way to get there is very easy, and as it approaches, I felt like I was experiencing the same beautiful travel emotions I had through the canyonland and desert in the States. Video The Andalusian desert landscapes are very similar to those in the west US. My adrenaline climbed up as soon…
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