Cherry Blossoms

Almendros en flor / Cherry blossoms (Sakura) © 2012 . All rights reserved.

Every year, when the Spring awakes, more than two million cherry trees open their flowers coming into blossom in the Jerte Valley (Extremadura, Spain). This beauty transformation of the valley usually lasts only about ten days, starting around the second … Continue reading

Valdecorneja Castle

Castillo de Valdecorneja / Valdecorneja Castle © 2012 . All rights reserved.

Valdecorneja Castle is located in the village of El Barco de Ávila, in the southwest corner of the Spanish province of Ávila (a two-hour drive from Madrid). The castle was erected over the remains of an ancient Vetton settlement, probably … Continue reading

Sanctuary of Montserrat

Plaza de Santa María / Santa Maria Square © 2012 . All rights reserved.

The Sanctuary of Montserrat is located at the the summit of the most emblematic mountain in Catalonia (Spain), in a unique natural park about one hour from the city of Barcelona by train. Montserrat is one of the favorite destinations … Continue reading

Raluy Circus

Raluy Circus in Barcelona © 2012 . All rights reserved.

Raluy Circus has arrived in Barcelona! Photo details: Sony A700, SAL-2470Z, Exposure 1/200 sec., f/6.3, Focal Length 24mm, ISO 100 View more photos in the Catalonia Gallery.

Port of Barcelona

Puerto de Barcelona / Port of Barcelona © 2012 . All rights reserved.

Port Vell is the older area of the Port of Barcelona, one of the largest harbours in Spain and Europe’s ninth container port. Before the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, the Port Vell was an obsolete harbour with empty warehouses and … Continue reading

American Alligator

American Alligator / Aligátor americano © 2011 . All rights reserved.

I don’t feel comfortable around alligators, although on land they generally move slowlly they can lunge short distances very quickly and have the strongest bite of any living animal (measured in laboratory conditions). Furthermore alligator bites are serious injuries due … Continue reading

Day at dolphinarium

Dolphins jumping out of the water / Delfines saltando fuera del agua © 2011 . All rights reserved.

Enjoying a fun show with dolphins, trained to perform jumps, twists and a variety of tricks, in the modern facilities at Loro Parque in Tenerife (Spain). Cycle through images to see more pictures. Photo details: Sony A700, SAL-100M28, Exposure 1/500 … Continue reading

Castle of San Miguel

Castillo de San Miguel in Garachico / Castle of San Miguel in Garachico (Tenerife) © 2011 . All rights reserved.

The Castle of San Miguel dates back to 1575 when it was built to protect the small town of Garachico, in the northwest coast of Tenerife, from the island’s frequent pirate raids. The harbor of Garachico was the most important … Continue reading

Door without Door

"Door without Door" (Tensei Tenmoku) sculpture by Japanese artist Kan Yasuda in Garachico Harbour © 2011 . All rights reserved.

Entitled Tensei Tenmoku (Door without Door), this marble sculpture by Japanese artist Kan Yasuda is exhibited in Garachico Harbour (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain). Photo details: Sony A700, SAL-2470Z, Exposure 1/200 sec., f/11, Focal Length 50mm View more photos in Canary … Continue reading

Mount Teide

Teide peak view from La Gomera © 2011 . All rights reserved.

Mount Teide looks spectacular from the neighbor island of La Gomera, more than 50 km away. At 3,718 meters, Mount Teide is the highest peak of Spain as well as the world’s third highest volcano measured from its base on … Continue reading