Valencia an intoxicating mix Spanish Art & Architecture.
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and the 21st largest in the European Union. It forms part of an industrial area on the Costa del Azahar. Valencia is well known for its Architecture, Squares and gardens. One of the most impressive sites is The Hemispheric at the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) by Santiago Calatrava. It’s an amazing piece of modern architecture, simply stunning – has a very futuristic feel to it.
Valencia has a very changeable climate, with hot dry summers, mild humid winters and stormy autumns and springs. The city is easy to access on foot and you can lose yourself wandering about its small twisting streets. The food is glorious and good dining is easy to find. I enjoyed very much the traditional tapas food on offer, the local beer tastes mighty fine and I wish I could remember the name of it!
A great place to see and explore and you will need plenty of film to make many many lomo images!
Between the end of July and the beginning of August this year, I traveled around Spain, from Barcelona to Gibraltar, then up to Toledo and again down to Zaragoza. With photos fresh from the lab, I'll show you the wonderful architecture of the City of The Arts and Sciences of Valencia in this article. Take a look after the jump!
The fashion industry mourns the loss of iconic designer Oscar de la Renta, who died on October 20 at 82 years old from complications due to cancer. From being an art student in Madrid, an apprentice for renowned Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga to designing for Lanvin and Balmain, eventually launching his own fashion label and dressing up some of the world's most famous and beautiful women, de la Renta's legacy echoes through his timeless, feminine, and elegant designs.
Helena Carrington is an illustrator who is inspired by travel, especially buildings, architecture, and anything discovered while wandering the winding streets of cities and towns. She prints her analogue-loving illustrations onto notebooks, cushions and badges. We especially love her camera and typewriter illustrations and are offering two lucky people some Helena Carrington goodies! Learn how you can win goodies after the jump.
Take a step closer to your subject and discover a whole new realm of amazing patterns and shapes. Add the signature colors from a redscale film for an amazing architecture shot that's truly POTD material!
If you are in search of a lesser known European city full of nice examples of art and architecture, I would recommend that you visit Palermo, the capital of the region of Sicily in the South of Italy. This city is rich with wonderful churches, squares, fountains, and other important monuments and buildings! Take a look after the jump!