Spain Photos - Travel & Fine Art
Macizo de Anaga or Anaga mountain range is located in the northeastern part of the Tenerife Island. This is the largest and therefore most populated island of the seven Canary Islands. The highest point is Cruz de Taborno with 1,024m of height. UNESCO has announced the mountain range as a Biosphere Reserve.
It was a sunny day in which we were hiking in the mountain, enjoying the beauty of Nature. Then I saw these interesting trees and prepared my equipment for taking pictures. I was all set when I suddenly noticed something strange – it was a cloud that moved away. Then another cloud, and another…
As the most beaches in Tenerife, the sand of Benijo Beach is black. There are also black stones in the water because of its volcanic origin. As you can see on the picture, these natural elements create out-of-the-Earth scenery and thus make Benijo Beach, Tenerife a photographer’s heaven. It’s owned by the city of Taganana, and its length is 300 m (985 ft).
The arena is located in the iconic district Eixample, where it fills the space of one entire block of houses. It actually was the last bullfighting arena in Catalonia that was commercially used. Today, it is still used for sport events or concerts and can fit up to 25,000 people. It was finished in 1916 and is strongly inspired by Byzantine architecture.
The palace is built on foundation walls of a tower house, which dates back to the Moorish Kingdom in the 9th century. The original building has been expanded and altered many times since its establishment during the Taifa Kingdom in 1065. Especially after the recapture by the catholic kings in 1118 its design was remarkably influenced by the immigrating Muslims and their renowned Mudejar style.
This picture was taken during our one-week stay in Port D’Alcudia in the North of the Balearic Island Mallorca. I already noticed the unique sunsets with their vibrant orange, yellow and red colours during the first couple of evenings we spend in the small Spanish provincial town. I didn’t really have a choice and just had to capture this stunning sight with my camera.
This picture of the L’Hemisfèric in the Spanish city of Valencia, is a picture I could look at for hours. The unique architecture offers so much detail without losing its minimalist character that you just never grow tired of looking at it. This very impressive building was designed by Santiago Calatrava and was opened as the first building within the City of Arts and Sciences on 16th April 1998.
I won’t lie to you… I went to Peñiscola only for this spot. “The city in the Sea”, as local people call it, was tempting me for long time, so that we decided to spend one day of our trip along the eastern coast of Spain there. The castle which you see in this photograph was built in the thirteenth century by the Knights Templar.
The evening when I shot this photo I was wandering, like always with my camera, around Port d’Alcudia. I was hoping for some composition with port, sunset and the stunning mountains in the background, but my attention was stolen by the couple who was trying to make a selfie to capture the moment of Spanish sunset.
When we reached the Plaza de la Virgen, a traditional gathering place in the center of Valencia, I knew where I wanted to be for the dawn. I memorized the way and went early in the morning in direction of the central square in the old town of Valencia. Actually, I could just follow my nose and was not surprised to encounter many drunken bodies on the Plaza de la Virgen.