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A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Street PhotoThis is my contribution to this Week Photo ChallengeA Face in the Crowd.

ViolinistThis photo was taken some time ago at the Portobello street market in London.

The violinist played his instrument without finding too much attention in the people who went from one place to another looking for something to buy. I was struck by his loneliness among a crowd of people.

In this Week Photo Challenge, Erica says: “These faceless portraits, as they were, captured a sense of being just one in the crowd. Instead of seeing the unique and defining characteristics of a person’s facial expressions, via an emotive gaze or mild smirk, they became anonymized, mysterious figures with stories impossible to guess.”

I think that this photo of the violinist perfectly reflects what Erica asked in her challenge.

Sweet Cookies

Sweet

This is my contribution to this Weekly Photo Challenge, Sweet.

Although I should not like them as much as I like them, I must confess that I love them. Sweets attract many people because of their taste. I do not recommend sugar, but most sweets contain it in various amounts. I try to eat few and always the less sugar, the better.

For me, I admit, they are a temptation. I try not to buy and if I do, eat them in moderation. I do not always get it.

I photographed these beautiful and tasty cookies in a beautiful store in a large and luxurious department store in Berlin.

The ink sketches are handmade by me. I hope you like it.

L'estany de Puigcerdà. Puigcerdà (Catalonia)

Puigcerdà (Catalonia)

Silence

This is my contribution to this Weekly Photo Challenge. A beautiful lake that I already presented some time ago.
Sound is very close to silence in this place.
Thanks to Amitav Radiance for these beautiful words:
In Silence

Absorb the silence around
Know the silence and it messages
Connect with the inner self
At rest is the soul and mind
Moments that reveals the truth
Silence douses the flames of uncertainty
Rendezvous with silence
As silence is there to be deciphered

 

Red bottlebrush flower (Callistemon citrinus)

Red bottlebrush flower (Callistemon citrinus)

This is my contribution to this Week Photo Challenge: Details

We go back to a flower that appeared in an old post in my blog, the Red Callistemon citrinus. The details appearing in the world of nature are amazing. This flower is an example of the wonders that the nature has in store for us.

Partners. "Castellers"

Partners. “Castellers”

This is my contribution to this Week Photo Challenge: Partners

These are a group of “castellers”, that is, a group of people who build human “castles”. I think this perfectly reflects the concept of partners.

A castell (castle) is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. At these festivals, several colles castelleres (group of people who do these towers) often succeed in building and dismantling a tower’s structure. On November 16, 2010, castells were declared by UNESCO to be amongst the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Castellers

Castellers

A castell is considered a success when stages of its assembling and disassembling, can be done in complete succession. The assembly is complete once all castellers have climbed into their designated places, and the enxaneta climbs into place at the top and raises one hand with four fingers erect, in a gesture said to symbolize the stripes of the Catalan flag. The enxaneta then climbs down the other side of the castell, after which the remaining levels of castellers descend in highest-to-lowest order until all have reached safety.

Partners. "Castellers"

Castellers

Aside from the people who climb to form the upper parts of the tower, others are needed to form the pinya, or bottom base of the castell, to sustain its weight. Members of the pinya (most often men) also act as a ‘safety net’ if the tower structure collapses, cushioning the fall of people from the upper levels. It is not uncommon—when not in competitions—for other colles to assist in the pinya when a small colla is attempting a specially demanding structure in terms of people needed.

More info: Wikipedia

City of Arts and Sciences

City of Arts and Sciences

This is my second contribution to this Week Photo Challenge: Curve

The City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.

The City of Arts and Sciences is situated at the end of the former riverbed of the river Turia, which was drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957. The old riverbed was turned into a picturesque sunken park.

The City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences

Designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, the project underwent the first stages of construction in July 1996 and the finished “city” was inaugurated April 16, 1998 with the opening of L’Hemisfèric. The last great component of the City of Arts and Sciences, El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, was presented on October 9, 2005, Valencian Community Day.

The City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences

More in Wikipedia.

Curve

Curve

This is my contribution to this Week Photo Challenge: Curve

This strange structure consists of a big shallow inverted cone that was hard to see the end. The color and symmetry made me to shoot the camera.
I hope you like that too.

Spare towels

Spare towels

This is my contribution to this Week Photo Challenge: Spare

During one of my walks around the city, with camera in hand, I walked into a store that unfortunately no longer exists. Among other things, it caught my attention these colorful shelves.  Dozens of towels of different colors, all correctly positioned. I think here are really plenty of spare towels.
I’ve always been interested in geometrically distributed collections of objects and I thought these shelves well deserved a photo.

Jubilant

Jubilant

This is my contribution to this Week Photo Challenge: Jubilant

This scene was taken in Times Square (NYC) a few months ago.

Face

Broken man

There are hints of a past life, a possibly known identity for the Broken man. However, pretty much everything here is speculative in nature. We are mere observers.

The Broken man carries a briefcase of unknown content. Perhaps the answer is within.
His face reveals much more than suffering. Anyway his eyes forward thinking, tells us that he does not want to desist in his efforts, despite his precarius situation…

This is my contribution to this Week Photo Challenge: Face

Face

Broken man. Complete body (?!)

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