Tag: street photography

Arequipa Flavoured

Just a few snaps from the past weekend by way of not doing my homework… ;-) It is a colourful town with plenty of life. I imagine there will be a few more at some point before too long…. It looks like I will be here a while, my chest is getting better but very slowly, not quickly enough to risk heading out on two wheels again, back up into the thin, cold air of …

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Onwards… perhaps

Hopefully this will be my last post from Chivay. It has been two weeks and I feel at something of a crossroads. Yesterday I went for a short spin up the valley on my unloaded bike, just to see how I was… I was OK, but not brilliant. My chest is still bit tight and I have periods of feeling really tired and weak. Whatever that infection was it really screwed me over. Morale is …

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A little bit more Chivay

One is still in Chivay. It’s been a week now. The last couple of days I have been navigating the apparent chaos of the Peruvian rural healthcare system, and, having found my way around it I’ve been really happy despite ending up with a large, and somewhat painful needle in my arm… not to mention being told I must not eat any cuy (guinea pig) for the next few days…..!  Now, I’m generally shy of …

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Chivay

… not unexpectedly, some street photography from Chivay. It’s a lovely little town and so far being forced to stick around hasn’t been a chore, rather the opposite.. although I am having periods of low morale as the days tick by and I still feel weak and chesty…  But as always when I spend a bit of time in a place the place seems to make time for me. There are some friendly folk around, …

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Moving on to Malaga

Moving on from Córdoba was a little difficult, I’d found a terrific little place to stay (http://mayflowershostel.es, recommended), made the acquaintance of some nice folk, and really liked the atmosphere of the town. I  fell into quite a nice little routine of morning coffee at a street café that somehow merged into a lunchtime beer. A few hours after lunch catching up with bits & bobs of work followed by tapas at a bar watching life …

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Córdoba

It is just 140km from Seville to Córdoba by the most direct route, my route however took me into the northern sierras of Andalucia for a few days before heading back south. It rained for four days in Seville but I left town on dry roads albeit under leaden skies. 20km north of the city the heavens opened again. I took an extra long lunch break in a roadside bar, watching the rain coming down …

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A little bit of Delhi

I had a little bit of time in Delhi… I found street photography quite difficult. Despite the obvious potential it is the sort of place that completely overwhelms the senses… the noise, the crowds, the oppressive heat (at least at this time of year), the bad air (apparently now the most polluted city in the world – I was permanently chesty) and one is always fending off the not always welcome attention of the locals.  Consequently relaxing …

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Northwest China Street Portraits

Restless on a cold and piddling wet Friday afternoon and insufficiently motivated to head out on a ride … I haven’t had a chance to do anything with respect to a proper portfolio yet so instead thought I might take 5 minutes to continue in the vein of sharing a few pictures that haven’t been shown here properly before.. so.. a few street portraits from northwest China.. mostly Uyghur and Tajik folk. Really lovely, welcoming  people. All …

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A little bit of Anatolia…

In the absence of anything interesting to write about this week (I’m swamped with development work, and with the start of the race season less than 2 months away also spending a majority of spare time on two wheels) this post is just going to continue the theme started in the preceding post of ‘a few favourites from the road that were only ever published in low-res ‘crap-o-vision’ from  the 7″ android tablet I carry when …

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revisiting some Moroccan streets

For the last couple of bicycle journeys I’ve travelled really light so just used a 7″ Android tablet as a tool for updating this journal – not ideal but it did the job and took up very little room along with my camera, a Fuji x100s – I think   the most perfect bicycle travel camera I’ve ever come across. The biggest weakness of the small tablet is with photos.. and looking back at recent entries from …

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An hour to spare..

In general when I’m at home I’m not particularly inspired with regard to street photography… rural Cornwall isn’t a particularly ‘street’ sort of a place as far as a density of interesting stuff going on, and I think because it is home I’m just not as interested as when I’m on the road. I do try and remember to have a camera handy sometimes when not riding or paddling for example.. and especially at this time …

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Beyoğlu

Rio, Jakarta, Fes, Istanbul… wherever you are in the world there is a law of nature that says that sooner or later you will stumble across someone playing the theme to the movie Titanic .. on pan-pipes. The only thing that can make it worse is if Celine Dion is accompanying the performance on a cheap tape player. Such was the soundtrack to my morning as I wandered around the Beyoğlu district for a couple …

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apples to Afyon

The weather was perfect leaving Eğirdir… not a breath of wind, clear sky and chilly enough to need a jacket. The wind did pick up a little later from the north, so a headwind, but no more than a force 3 and thus didn’t detract at all from what turned into the best day so far on the road here… a day on which the bike felt properly a part of me and the kilometres …

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Otobüs tüm iyi yapmak

hmmm, my Turkish is not yet good enough but google says roughly translated that could mean ‘bus make it all better’.. my Turkish is improving but being such a very different language stuff doesn’t stick very well… anyway, back to the otobüs. The last straw I suppose was the day and half ride from Assos to Ayvalik.. It started off well, a tiny coastal road, quiet and pretty right above the water for the first …

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