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  • Royal Parks, London

    written by jaalvarez on 2011-03-16 in #world #locations
    Royal Parks, London

    When you are in the middle of a noisy street, among the people, the traffic, noises, smells...everything seems to be overwhelming! To help you get away from it all, I'm sure that with just a short walk you can easily reach one of London's Royal Parks: Regent's Park, Hyde Park, St. James Park - simply choose one and enjoy!

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  • London Eye From a Fisheye...

    written by jaalvarez on 2011-03-09 in #world #locations
    London Eye From a Fisheye...

    There are a lot of photographers that include the London Eye in some images. For my set of pictures, I want to feature the "inside" of the London Eye. It is very expensive to "take a ride" in this wheel and people must be quick to harness this little travel.

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  • SEDOV, A Classic from Murmansk (Russia)

    written by jaalvarez on 2011-02-12 in #world #locations
    SEDOV, A Classic from Murmansk (Russia)

    “The biggest clipper constructed in the 20th Century”. With these resounding words appears one of the most elegant sailing ships that had furrowed the Ría de Vigo.

  • Casa Mar – Palacio de Congresos, Vigo (Spain)

    written by jaalvarez on 2011-02-10 in #world #locations
    Casa Mar – Palacio de Congresos, Vigo (Spain)

    We can say that this is a "live" location. In the 50s there were facilities for one of the great fishing companies in the world. Its installations were turned into a big abandoned building 20 years ago. Once thrown below the old building, it has eventually become the "Conference hall" of the city of Vigo.

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  • As Fonte Beach Vigo Spain

    written by jaalvarez on 2011-02-07 in #world #locations
    As Fonte Beach Vigo Spain

    All the places in the world have history and all sorts of stories to count to its neverending list of memories. There are those that are happy, yet, we always seem to remember the sad stories better.

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  • Hot chocolate...from Spain

    written by jaalvarez on 2010-12-20 in #world #locations
    Hot chocolate...from Spain

    Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, there's so many things that we can actually talk about this delicious dessert but for Christmastime let's focus on one of our favorite ways of enjoying it - hot chocolate. I gathered some images taken in Spain which best showcase this popular holiday drink.

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  • MINOLTA X-300: A Strong Reflex

    written by jaalvarez on 2010-07-03 in #reviews
    MINOLTA X-300: A Strong Reflex

    What can I say when I must talk about the camera wished for years? I can say that I take photos from 1977. Until 1983, perhaps of punctual and sporadic form, but from this moment, photography turned into a love for me. At this time, I began using a SLR, but it was not mine, so I started looking for one. It came from 1990, and it was a Minolta X-300, a second-hand one.

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  • Looking For 100% Analogue Cameras

    written by jaalvarez on 2010-03-28 in #news
    Looking For 100% Analogue Cameras

    Once upon a time, I was living in a little town in Spain, with my parents. I liked so much photography, and I have a little camera for it too.

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  • Markets and Flea Markets in London.

    written by jaalvarez on 2010-03-22 in #world #locations
    Markets and Flea Markets in London.

    The understood men says that to overcome this crisis into which we have got, one of the first things that we have to do is to encourage the consumption …: To spend! All to spend! And then I always think in the better place in the world: the markets and flea markets of London. London has a heap of place where to go and to buy things …: must be the anticrisis city!

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  • Transport in London

    written by jaalvarez on 2010-02-26 in #world #locations
    Transport in London

    Such a big, cosmopolitan city and with so many history, London has a big variety of transport types. We can go from here to there in different ways: bus, bicycle, taxi, tube, train, plane, … and even, although it seems impossible …: walking!

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  • Current and Classic Architecture in London

    written by jaalvarez on 2010-02-25 in #world #locations
    Current and Classic Architecture in London

    Any city that has not remained paralyzed with the time, has an ancient part and a modern one.

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  • Animals in London

    written by jaalvarez on 2010-02-19 in #world #locations
    Animals in London

    It is not necessary to go to the famous Zoo of London to see animals in this town. There are a lot of them, of all kinds, free, free across the city …

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  • Dalí in London

    written by jaalvarez on 2010-02-17 in #world #locations
    Dalí in London

    It´s very nice, when you travel, to meet someone of your ground! Also, in this case, it is not necessary to look into hidden museums: Not at all!, We meet it in the street, on the foot of the river Thames, in format XXXL …

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  • Pergamon Museum

    written by jaalvarez on 2010-01-19 in #world #locations
    Pergamon Museum

    The Pergamon Museum was built between 1910 and 1930. From 1901 to 1909, a smaller building had occupied the same spot. Dates, dates, dates … You can find a beautiful (and big) building, the surprise is inside …

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  • Cabo Silleiro Lighthouse

    written by jaalvarez on 2010-01-03 in #world #locations
    Cabo Silleiro Lighthouse

    The lighthouse is placed to 42º 06 ´3 north latitude and 08º 53´ 8 longitude west, to a 30 meters height on the area and 85 meters over the sea level. A white light meets in groups of 2+1 twinkles every 15 seconds on a scope of 35 nautical miles.

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  • KODAK Instamatic 25

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-12-28 in #reviews
    KODAK Instamatic 25

    My first camera. It was July 25, 1977 …: it seems that it was yesterday! This day I receive my first camera. It was ugly, quite ugly, and it was using a cartridge with the movie. I believe (believe no: I´m sure) that in the first spool that I used with this camera, there was not even only one photo that was not going out blurred:!! In this way everything began …

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  • Why Don´t We Recycle Christmas!

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-12-24 in #gear #tipster
    Why Don´t We Recycle Christmas!

    What makes Christmas day a special one is not only the gifts we received or that pudding mum made you, but also the analogue love you can only get from Lomography! And it's about time to give back the holiday love to your film cameras, they have feelings too, you know! Get to know how it's done with this Tipster I have here!

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  • The KODAK Disc 4000: The Future in the Past!

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-12-02 in #reviews
    The KODAK Disc 4000: The Future in the Past!

    Welcome to the new era in photography! With your new KODAK Disc 4000 camera, taking pictures is as simple as load, aim and shoot.

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  • Werlisa Club Color: a typical spanish "simple & cheap" camera.

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-11-06 in #reviews
    Werlisa Club Color: a typical spanish "simple & cheap" camera.

    This is a cheap camera, from the 70´s & 80´s when in Spain was having a lot of "little" changes. It is a camera with focus free, and 3 positions for its speed. You must charge the film, pass this one and … shoot !!!

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  • The Tower of Hercules (La Coruña – Spain)

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-10-28 in #world #locations
    The Tower of Hercules (La Coruña – Spain)

    Wohhh !!! It is almost 1900 years old, and is the oldest Roman lighthouse still used !!! And you can see it FOR FREE !!!!

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  • Milenio Bridge (Ourense)

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-10-04 in #world #locations
    Milenio Bridge (Ourense)

    Since the Romans constructed the first bridge on the river Miño in Ourense, it has been taken nearly 2000 years in constructing other of similar impact and of good conference on the city, the river Miño and its surroundings.

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  • Valença do Minho (Portugal)

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-09-10 in #world #locations
    Valença do Minho (Portugal)

    With the permission of my neighbors the Portuguese's, I am going to dare to speak to you about a town of his country, which is on the North border with Spain: Valença do Minho.

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  • Pontevedra (Spain): A Stone City

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-08-13 in #world #locations
    Pontevedra (Spain): A Stone City

    The Old Town of Pontevedra is one of the best preserved in Galicia, so is the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela, and unquestionable witness of the medieval splendor, when Pontevedra was deeply connected to the sea.

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  • O Berbés

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-08-09 in #world #locations
    O Berbés

    200 years ago, the water of the Ría de Vigo, was coming to a beach placed to the feet of the little houses that today we see full of restaurants, banks and a richest pastry shop!

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  • Beiramar Ships Waiting …

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-07-23 in #world #locations
    Beiramar Ships Waiting …

    This area of the city of Vigo owes his origin to the street that communicates the quarters of O Berbés and Bouzas. His name is “Orillamar“, in Spanish or “Beiramar“ in Galician. If we wanted to translate it into English, it would be something similar to “Bythesea“. It is a route of four rails (two in every sense), which passes parallel to the Ría of Vigo.

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  • O Berbés: A Seaside Neighborhood

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-07-18 in #world #locations
    O Berbés: A Seaside Neighborhood

    200 years ago, the water of the Ría de Vigo, was coming to a beach placed to the feet of the little houses that today we see full of restaurants, banks and the richest pastry shop!

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  • Praha

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-07-12 in #world #locations
    Praha

    It may seem a cliché, but ... what can be said of this famous city, full of history and stories, that is among the most visited places in Europe and even across the world?

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  • Bouzas (Vigo, Spain)

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-06-17 in #world #locations
    Bouzas (Vigo, Spain)

    Since the world is world, cities grow and grow, and grow again. Some towns come to absorb other smaller that surround them. This is our life… That is what happened in Vigo during the last centuries. Bouzas is a part of Vigo, with its own history, but now part of this great city of Galicia.

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  • University of Vigo

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-06-04 in #world #locations
    University of Vigo

    What can we say about the University? Students come and go, some studying, others ,,, only come and go! Universidad de Vigo is characterized by geographical dispersion of its sites. It has three campuses located in three cities in the south of Galicia: the Campus of Vigo, in part at As Lagoas-Marcosende and partly in the city center (Torrecedeira), Campus of Ourense and Pontevedra (A Xunqueira ).

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  • Scan Your B&W Photos Old School

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-04-13 in #gear #tipster
    Scan Your B&W Photos Old School

    Add some grain to your B&W scans!

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  • Walking in The WildSide (London)

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-03-27 in #world #locations
    Walking in The WildSide (London)

    London have no frontiers. If you want, you can put them (the river, for example). But I don´t recommended it !!!

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  • London Eye Fun Zone

    written by jaalvarez on 2009-03-20 in #world #locations
    London Eye Fun Zone

    There are a lot of photographers that includes the London Eye in some images. I try to take the "inside" London Eye. It is very expensive to "take a ride" in this wheel, and the people must be quick to harness this little travel.

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  • Puente Internacional from Portugal to Spain.

    written by jaalvarez on 2008-12-15 in #world #locations
    Puente Internacional from Portugal to Spain.

    In the North frontier of Portugal (in Spain) is Galicia. From the birth of Portugal as a country, the relationships between Galicia and Portugal were frequent. There are a lot of bridges from Portugal to Spain and to Spain to Portugal.

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  • Vigo to everyone !! Spain

    written by jaalvarez on 2008-11-23 in #world #locations
    Vigo to everyone !! Spain

    Vigo is the biggest town in the Northwest of Spain. Whooo!!! There are a lot of peculiar things in our town: Boats, graffiti, Commercial areas, rubbish, misery, happiness, parties, ducks in the gardens, big squares, little ones, … I think that you can meet all you need (more or less …)

  • Ribeira Sacra (Ourense)

    written by jaalvarez on 2008-08-12 in #world #locations
    Ribeira Sacra (Ourense)

    In the Northwest of Spain, there is a region called Galicia. There are a lot of places with shadows, mysteries and a lot of magic ...

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