I’m not always too inclined to take photos of Textures. But it’s something that my brother has passed on to me a little bit. He’s a graphic designer and he has this great appreciation of textures. Many times that we are walking together and I have my camera he starts pointing textures (that I don’t even notice) for me to shoot.
This past weekend we went outside Barcelona for a barbecue. That was a very good scenery to take photos of textures. There where a lot of trees and leafs of the ground.
So this is my contribution for this Weekly Photo Challenge!
Today is our 4th year anniversary of moving to Barcelona and I like to make it a tradition to write something special every year and to share my favorite photos I posted on my blog so far. I’ve only missed it one year so far and I surely didn’t want that to happen again this year, so here we are!
Hubby and I were talking about these past 4 years this morning on our way to work. We were remembering the moment we were at the airport right before boarding, the moment we made a flight scale in Frankfurt and when we finally landed in Barcelona. It feels so weird to think about that moment now. I was telling hubby I think I entered in some kind of survival mode. I knew I had to step up to the occasion. That we were pretty much on our own and we had to do what had to be done.
I think it didn’t really hit me that we left until we moved to our own apartment. When we were done doing things we had to do as a priority, like finding a place to live and get all the documentation we needed, it was the moment to start living. And I felt kind of lost. With time, that feeling, that fear diluted. Weird enough, if feels both a long and a short time since we’ve been here. But with all that said, hubby and I toasted today for these past 4 years and many more to come.
Here’s a compilation of some of my favorite photos form this last year. Enjoy!
It’s been too long since I took my camera out of its bag. I haven’t taken photos is such a long time I’m in physical pain.
Right now it’s getting dark really early and I’m at work during daylight time so when I get home is already too dark for photos. And if you know me, you know I’m a sucker for natural light. So my camera has been sleeping in its bag for a while.
I was so desperate that yesterday I grabbed my camera out as soon as I got home and took, literally, three photos of Mango and a couple more of a plant before it was too dark.
It’s something at least! I’m planning some photoshoots for the upcoming weekends but the weather forecast is not good. It’s been raining a LOT in Barcelona lately so that makes the whole situation more complicated.
So I thought I could at least share an old photo and my frustration with you until I can go out with my camera again.
The Holidays are officially over and I decided to go through my camera roll today and work a bit on my Christmas photos.
My parents came to visit, as they do every year since I live in Barcelona. Since they already know the city very well, we thought we should do something different and went on a little trip to a country house outside of Barcelona in Girona called Ogassa. It was amazing, A few days of complete disconnection: barbecues, marshmellows in the fireplace, good food and peaceful naps.
The only tragic part of this trip was that I forgot my camera. I feel embarassed just typing that. The thing was that I had a lot going on with the bags, Mango, everything and I left it in the closet… I still don’t quite understand how that happened. I took all of these photos with my dad’s phone a Samsung S6 Edge and then worked a bit on them in Lightroom.
I was so sad and everything was so beautiful and just can’t stop thinking how many photos I could have taken. But I’m still happy with these ones!
And they are a beautiful reminder of these amazing days. I wish you a beautiful 2017 🙂
Slow down today. Make of today whatever you want it to be. Make of today a happy day.
And may all your days be as happy as today.
I’ve always loved nature. Most of my childhood memories are set in a garden, the beach or a mountain. When my brother and I were very young, we used to have camping days in our garden, play between the leaves and grass until 2 am. and I remember spending most of my summers in the beach.
Maybe that is why I feel so peaceful and relaxed when I’m in contact with nature.
We took a little roadtrip and crossed the border with France to the Vallee D’Eyne.
I really needed a day like this. Just to get away and relax between nature.
What do you do when you need to get away?
BTW, new look for the blog and an update for my About Page 🙂
And when she woke up, she realized that it wasn’t just another dream. Her dreams were carefully knitted, stitch by stitch, with her reality.
Maybe it was a very utopian way to see life. People has been telling her that her entire life. But she dind’t care.
Once, she believed in true love… and now he wakes up by her side every day 🙂
Last weekend, after a while, I finally got the opportunity to go on another little trip. Hubby and I were invited to a calçotada. It’s a traditional gastronomic party in Catalunya. It envolves charcoal, a fire, a delicious sauce, bread, butifarras, drinks and, of course, calçots.
Of course it took a while for everything to be ready and we went for a walk. We were right outside Barcelona at Castelterçol. A beautiful small town, with stone streets, a church and a fresh fruit and vegetables market at the square. Sorrounded by nothing but miles of nature landscapes it was a perfect saturday.
Here are some of the photos I took (it was very difficult to narrow it down).
But the road didn’t end there. We continued on Sunday. We went to this towns with a population of 20 people. And the sights were amazing.
I just love this short trips. They are so relaxing and just simply fun.
As another advantage of moving to live in a new city, comes the opportunity to meet new people. And that’s great. The place you live matters, but the people with whom you share it, completes it.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to share a day with family that used to live thousands of miles away, of whom I only knew their names and I had a spectacular day. We went to a small restaurant outside Barcelona called Masia Rural Can Puig. I invite you to visit their website so you can learn more about it that what I’m about to tell you.
This small and spectacular home is located in the Montseny Natural Park. It is surrounded by pure nature. Any direction that catches your eye, there are mountains, trees, crops and flowers. Here you can actually breathe pure, clean air.
The house offers restaurant and accommodation services. We were only there to eat, but just thinking about spending the night makes me feel relaxed. The food was spectacular. Among countless entries, wines and desserts the palate was brought back to life.
And everything looked and tasted better thanks to the environment. The space intended to the restaurant is, as I could notice, what formerly conformed the hall of the house. A fireplace, stone walls, wooden furniture and candles create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy this delicious meal.
After eating we decided to take a walk around, so I could take many photos. Here is a small gallery of my favorites ones.
It was a spectacular day and I hope I get to go on another small trip like this one very soon.