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Valencia is a city next to the beach where lots of Spanish and foreign students are living. Therefore it never lacks of animation. First of all, the city is amazing in an architectural point of view. Indeed, the main river, called the Turia, has been dried because of flood problems and they decided to make a huge park inside.

Valencia is a city next to the beach where lots of Spanish and foreign students are living. Therefore it never lacks of animation. First of all, the city is amazing in an architectural point of view. Indeed, the main river, called the Turia, has been dried because of flood problems and they decided to make a huge park inside.

The famous architect named Calatrava made the whole project and now, you can have a walk in a dry however pleasant river where students go to read, to jog, to have a nice time… At the end of the river, next to the beach, there is a huge science museum, a huge screen and an oceanographic park also made by Calatrava. Valencia is also full of older buildings and monuments such as La Plaza Redonda which is a circular place with a small fountain in its center. La Plaza Redonda is situated in the center of the Carmen which is the old area of Valencia located in the city center. In the Carmen you can find lots of alternative places (young stylist shops, vintage articles shop, alternative pubs…) and also very typical things such as the main market full of fresh products (fishes, vegetables, fruits, seafood, meat…). The market is constantly full of life and if you are a beautiful girl you might have the opportunity to meet the director and have a discount on what you buy! Very Mediterranean… Speaking of food, you cannot leave Valencia without going to bodega! A bodega is a small restaurant-pub with a huge wall full of wine bottles. You can order Spanish ham (jamón o lomo), cheese (queso), olives (aceitunas…) and taste their wines… The one I really enjoyed there is La Bodega El Labrador situated in called doctor Manuel Candela, 58 (46021 Valencia). You could be 3 persons, eat and drink for no more than 5euros each! Be careful with the wine…

You can find lots of nice typical places to shoot such as the wonderful abandoned cinema-theatre that I found (called Emilio Baró). The huge avenues are always decorated with exotic vegetation and if you are aware, you can sometimes discover small nevertheless wonderful parks hidden (go to La Avenidad Blasco Ibañez and you will find at least Los Viveros… Wonderful park too). There you will find a paradisical place where you will enjoy Lomographing and lying on the grass. Finally, Valencia likes to party. On March they organize the Fallas where they burn huge paper statues full of irony (as the statues are sometimes caricatures of Spanish politicians) and the party takes place for one week. If you want to have more details go to the official website: www.fallas.com. More punctual events also take place: you have lots of museums there and you can also go to the Greenspace (next to the beach) where exhibitions (a Lomography one was there last year) and concerts are organized.

To end that small introduction to Valencia I would suggest you to go and just chill on the beach and its gipsy area full of old colored houses. I stayed there from February to July 2006 for an Erasmus trip and made my most beautiful Lomo pictures. Valencia is a real pleasure for the eyes of a Lomographer…

http://www.heinekengreenspace.es

written by lomokim

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