The ecorkhotel

A fragment of newly opened ecorkhotel near Evora, Alentejo, Portugal.




A story behind: Last weekend we drove to the heart of Portuguese interior regon - Alentejo. We spent the night at the Ecorkhotel and Spa is a freshly opened new eco-hotel locolated not-so-far from the city of Evora.

As always my camera and me were atractted by the curvy modern architecture of the hotel.

Earlier that day we had a great time wine and olive oil tasting in Esporão winery.

Location: near Evora, Portugal, 


Gear: Nikon D700, Nikon 16-32 mm,


Aperture: f/7

Exposure bias: -0,7 EV


Focal Length: 16 mm



ISO:
400


Date: Suturday, 24th of August, 2013. 16.30.

Maciek.

And yet another Monday traveling into Spain. This week: Spanish Galiza.

Triple staircase in the Santiago de Compostela museum.


A story behind: We can definitely call August a Spanish month. In the beginning of this month we took two trips to our neighboring Spain: first we have been to Toledo and Salamanca. Next week we traveled to Andalusia. Last couple of days we spent in Spanish northern province of Galiza: oyster fiesta in Sanxenxo then sight-seeing the old Celtic ruins (from the 2nd century BC) near Nola. But the highlight of the day was (as always) the tapas bars hopping. The tradition goes back to the times of Spanish King Alfonso X who used to take small portions of food between glasses of wine. A lively, and often loud, crowded, well-loved institution offering reasonably priced tapas, sandwiches and pizzas in every bar on every corner makes parts of the Spanish living.

In the morning we went to the Pobo Galego Museum in Santiago to take pictures of the fantastic triple staircase. 

And we still have a lot of Spain to come. At the end of August we fly to Barcelona to meet friends and family. And finally we take a few days off on the Majorca island.


Location: Santiago de Compostela, Northern Spain, 


Gear: Nikon D700, Nikon 16-32 mm,


Aperture: f/11

Exposure bias: -0,3 EV


Focal Length: 16 mm



ISO:
200


Date: Sunday, 11th of August, 2013.

Maciek.



4 days in Spanish Andalusia

Olvera is one of the "White cities" of Andalusia.


Location: Olvera, Southern Spain, 

Gear: Nikon D700, Nikon 70-300 mm,

Aperture: f/8

Exposure bias: -0,3 EV


Focal Length: 82 mm


ISO:
200


Date: Monday, 5th of August, 2013.

Maciek.