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Vulture

Vulture

This is the largest bird of prey found and the most common carrion-eater in the woods of the Mediterranean area. Unlike other species of vulture, it does not nest in cliffs but in the tops of trees.

It ranges from the centre and south-east of the Iberian peninsula, Mallorca, to eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Near threatened specie.

Vulture

Vulture

La Fageda (Beech wood)

La Fageda (Beech wood)

The “Fageda d’en Jordà” is an exceptional beech forest that grows on a flat and sits on a lava flow from the volcano Croscat, which offers a rugged, with abundant prominences very characteristics that may reaching more than 20 meters high and are called local tossols. Part of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. It is located in the Garrotxa region, near the neck and San Miguel de Batlle Sacot (XI century Romanesque church) and plan Sacot and the hill of Bassols is at the southwestern flank of the volcano Santa Margarita . The Beech is surrounded by much of twenty-one volcanoes are in the Garrotxa region (Girona, Catalonia).

Golden pharaoh

Golden pharaoh at Harrods. London

Harrods is one of the world’s largest and most famous department stores located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. With more than a million square feet (90,000 sq m) of space, making it the biggest department store in Europe.

Harrods sells luxury and everyday items across seven floors and 330 departments. The Knightsbridge store was established in 1849 by Charles Henry Harrod and rebuilt to its current design after a fire in 1880.

Mr Al Fayed bought Harrods with his brother in 1985. Mr Al Fayed also added his own personal touches to the store, such as the Egyptian Room, which is adorned with several busts of himself.

Golden pharaoh

Golden pharaoh at Harrods. London

 

Reflections in the mirror

Reflections in the mirror

The photos were taken a cold winter afternoon in the courtyard of the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB).

This is the HDR version:

Reflections in the mirror

Reflections in the mirror

Location:

Casa Amatller

Casa Amatller. Lamp

Casa Amatller is a building in the Modernisme style in Barcelona, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Along with Casa Batlló and Casa Lleó-Morera, it makes up the three most important buildings in Barcelona’s famous Illa de la Discòrdia (“Block of Discord”), noted for its unique modernist buildings. The building was originally designed as a residence for chocolatier Antoni Amatller and was constructed between 1898 and 1900. Wikipedia Soon I will make a complete photo report of this gem of the called Catalan modernism.

Casa Amatller

Casa Amatller

Casa Amatller

Casa Amatller. Courtyard

Girl on bike. Barcelona

Girl on bike. Barcelona

Today featured this photo in three different versions: monochrome , HDR monochrome and color. I can’t decide what is the one I like…

Girl on bike. Barcelona

Girl on bike. Barcelona

Girl on bike. Barcelona

Girl on bike. Barcelona

Ephemeral

Ephemeral

Ephemeral

 

Why are all the beautiful things
In the world
Ephemeral?

They’re short lived,
Here today and
Gone tomorrow.

Just like a beautiful flower.
That lives for only a day
Before disappearing,
Disintegrating,
Blown away
By wisps of the wind.

Alexis
April 5, 2014

daisy flowers

daisy flowers

I do not usually take pictures of flowers in B & W and I think part of its beauty lies in its color. This time I made an exception and sincerely believe that remain beautiful.

The same flowers in color:

daisy flowers

daisy flowers

Port Vell. Barcelona

Port Vell. Barcelona. Night view

 

This is my last photo for this magnificent challenge. Triumph and Contrast

Thank you to Photo101 for the course. It has been a busy month but I would start again. And thanks to all the participants for their support, I learned a lot with all.

Murano glass worker

Murano glass worker

 

Murano glass is glass made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in fancy glasswares for centuries. Murano’s glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enamelled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made of glass. Today, the artisans of Murano are still employing these centuries-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass figurines to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers, as well as tourist souvenirs.

Today, Murano is home to a vast number of factories and a few individual artists’ studios making all manner of glass objects from mass marketed stemware to original sculpture. The Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian houses displays on the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from Egyptian times through the present day.

Wikipedia

Here I have used different treatments to edit the B&W photographies:

Murano glass worker

Murano glass worker

 

Murano glass workers

Murano glass workers

 

Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz. Berlin

Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz. Berlin

Berlin Potsdamer Platz is a railway station in Berlin. It is completely underground and situated underneath the Potsdamer Platz in central Berlin. Regional and S-Bahn services call at the station.

The first station at Potsdamer Platz was the Potsdamer Bahnhof terminus, which was closed on 27 September 1945 due to war damage. The S-Bahn station, situated in the Nord-Süd-Tunnel, was situated directly under the Berlin Wall and became a ghost station between 1961 and 1989.

The station was extensively remodeled and rebuilt in the 1990s.

Wikipedia

 

Berlin bridge

Berlin bridge

 

Day Eighteen: Edge & Alignment

This is my point of view of the “edge challenge”.

This is a bridge seen in Berlin.

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The craftful musings of an Irish girl.

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