Saturday, February 22, 2014

SANTIAGO CALATRAVA'S VALENCIA

VALENCIA - MAY 2011
"JARDIN DEL TURIA - In October 1957, the Turia River flooded Valencia and more than four hundred 400 people died. The city decided that the river could no longer go through the middle of town and created the park, which is the largest urban park in Spain"
"PALAU DE LA MUSICA" - The Valencia Concert Hall, situated on the old bed of the river Turia, was constructed in 1987. It is one of the buildings of the vanguard architecture movement in the city amd has a glass enclosure that looks out on the gardens and allows one to watch the fountains that have been designed to spout to the beat of the music heard from the Palau"
"PALAU DE LES ARTS REINA SOFIA - Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts, the opera house and cultural centre, opened on October 8, 2005. Designed by the Valencia-born architect Santiago Calatrava, it is 75m high, which makes it the tallest opera house in the world"
"PALAU DE LES ARTS - Inside the 14 stories above ground and the three stories below ground, four auditoriums may be found: The Main Hall (seats 1,700 people), the Auditorium (seats 1,500 people), the Aula Magistral (seats 400 people) and the Martí i Soler Theatre (also seats 400)"
"QUEEN SOFIA PALACE OF ARTS" - An amazing building"
"PALAU DE LES ARTS AND BRIDGES - The roads come closer to the building..."
"HEMISPHERIC - An Imax Cinema, Planetarium and Laserium, it resembles a giant eye, known as the "eye of knowledge". It was the first building of the city of arts and sciences to be completed in 1998"
"HEMISPHRERIC - Aka the Apple mouse..."
"AMIDST THE CALATRAVAS"
"PRINCE FILIPE SCIENCE MUSEUM"
"THE SCIENCE MUSEUM"
"AGORA - A multifunctional space eighty meters tall and occupying more than 5000 sq metres. It may seat more than 6000 people"
"AGORA AND OCEANOGRAFIC - The largest marine park in Europe, with a surface of 111,000 square metres and a water capacity of 42,000,000 litres"
"THE ALHAMBRA TOWERS BY CRISTÓBAL GABARRÓN"

Sunday, December 22, 2013

TOBAGO

TOBAGO - APRIL 2011
"ARRIVING TO TOBAGO - The smaller of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is located in the southern Caribbean, northeast of the island of Trinidad and southeast of Grenada"
"SCARBOROUGH, the largest town on the island with a population of around 17,000"
"WELCOME TO TOBAGO - With cow heel soup every Saturday..."
"COLOURS OF TOBAGO"
"NO LIFEGUARD - Tobago has been considered the island that inspired the story of Robinson Crusoe"
"ROADS OF TOBAGO"
"HOUSES OF TOBAGO"
"OFFICE OF THE MEMBER OF THE PARLIAMENT - Scarborough serves as the main seat of the Tobago House of Assembly, which is responsible for local government"
"PIGEON POINT PARK"
"PIGEON POINT BEACH IN THE SUN"
"CARIBBEAN SEA"
"FRAME"
"HERE COMES THE CLOUD..."
"BACK TO THE SHIP"
"SCARBOROUGH IN THE SUN"
"BYE TOBAGO 2011"
"A DAY AT SEA - Heading towards sunset..."

Thursday, August 08, 2013

BLUES OF GRENADA

GRENADA - APRIL 2011
"THE CELEBRITY SUMMIT IN ST. GEORGE'S"
"THE CARENAGE - St. George’s waterfront promenade, winding around the Inner Harbour, it’s the town’s seafront hub and ringed by wonderful buildings from the colonial era"
"CHRIST OF THE DEEP & CHURCHES - On October 22nd 1961, the Costa Line cruise ship Bianca C, under the command of Captain Francisco Crevaco, got on fire and ended at the bottom of the sea. The rescue operation took some two hours to complete and Costa Lines offered a monument to thank people of Grenada for the help. They should probably do the same to the people of Isola del Giglio..."
"THE CARENAGE"
"ST. GEORGE'S - The capital of Grenada is surrounded by a hillside of an old volcano crater and is on a horseshoe-shaped harbor. It has some 24,000 inhabitants"
"STROLLING AROUND"
"ST. GEORGE'S BAY"
"AT. GEORGE'S FROM THE SHIP"
"DEPARTURE"
"GRAND ANSE"
"SAILING"
"SUNSET GRENADA"