Almeria….Spanish with a Moroccan Flavour

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Ancient and modern in both architecture and culture.  North Africa mixes well here in a truly Spanish style.

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The City is dominated by the ruins of the Cathedral Fortress, Alcazaba built as a defence against Barbary Pirate Raids (sadly it was barricaded off for our visit to allow Filming of Wonder Woman!) but still an impressive statement about Almeria.

Almeria is truly a city that has embraced modern culture yet has retained its historical past. A Spanish Beach resort blends into a vibrant Commercial City that has retained all the essential elements of its culture, a culture that has been influenced by all religions and peoples from across Europe, North Africa and further afield. Busy, yet relaxed in approach… a welcoming City. So lets take a tour….

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A spotless City where even the graffiti  is smart…

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1st October

(C) David Oakes 2018

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A Winters Scene…..or two

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I guess this could be a typical country scene across many parts of the UK today and over the coming week. This image is on one of the Victorian Greetings Cards in my collection.

In a recent (long put-off) sort out of files and the image archives, I also came across the image below….also a February shot.  Taken about 28 years ago on 35mm Fujichrome which I digitally scanned a few years later when we switched from film to digital imaging.  If I can dig out the traini I will try another scan on todays scanners which I am sure will produce better results….but meantime here we are

Skiddaw & Derwentwater, Cumbria

Skiddaw and Derwent Water, Cumbria 

27th February

(C) David Oakes 2018

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Over 50

Anything over 50 Years Old is the brief…well how about this?

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Family memorabilia in the Tower Room of Ripley Castle, Yorkshire

As most of these items in the family collection go back over several centuries I guess they count for this weeks B&W Photo Challenge.

You can see what others have suggested on:- https://ceenphotography.com/2016/07/21/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-older-than-50-years-2/

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22nd July

(C) David Oakes 2016

Easter Day…….Greetings and Wishes

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A Victorian Easter Card originally published by Raphael Tuck and Sons. From the David Oakes – Card Collection.

Easter Greetings to all…..and a wish that there could be more Peace and less Violence in this World.

20th April

© David Oakes 2014