Floraleda Sacchi, one of the best known and most original harpists on the international stage, recently gave a recital in the old church of the Santa Cruz la Real Convent in Segovia, which today serves as the Aula Magna of IE University. The concert was organized by IE University Arts Society in collaboration with pianist – Read More –
On a blue morning I observe storks flying elegantly and mysteriously the way only storks can. They glide, peaceful and serene, circling the bell tower of the old Santa Cruz la Real campus. I find their slow, silent wing beats captivating.
Sense of geometry
A sense of geometry. It’s something I try to apply when I photograph a scene. Others call it the decisive moment. It’s not easy. Sometimes I don’t quite manage to shoot just at the right time, but I try. Everything is a question of practice. As I walk through the streets I come across lines – Read More –
Sunlight and shadows
Sometimes shadows change reality. Right now we’re living in times of shadows that distort our view of things. You have to be able to distinguish between reality and a mere game of appearances.
The enchanted shop
The owner of this establishment opened the store after his lunch break. It was four o’ clock in the afternoon. He delicately placed a beautiful wooden horse right in the entrance. I thought the wooden toy was a wonderful and unusual way of attracting the attention of tourists. The shelves in the store were chock-full – Read More –
Things that were really valuable at one time are mere trinkets today. A little market stall sells objects that may have meant something to somebody once, and are waiting to mean something to somebody else.
The colonnades in Segovia’s Plaza Mayor are never empty. Star-crossed lovers, distracted tourists, elderly people having their daily walk, children playing ball, people from all walks of life having something to drink in the bars… I used to play here as a child. It’s one of the images I have in that box where I – Read More –
The Sphynx who wanted to be a mermaid
This Sphynx is one of two marble statues crafted in the middle of the 19th century by artist Francisco Bellver, having been commissioned by the city of Segovia. She’s located at the bottom of the steps that lead to Medina del Campo Square. Behind her is the statue of Juan Bravo, one of the captains – Read More –
The giant’s shadow
The shadow of Segovia’s aqueduct dominates the entire area. The light has backed off in the face of the stone colossus, which extends its imposing silhouette and envelops neighboring buildings with its blackness. But be careful with appearances. Not everything is as it seems. There are people who cast an enormous shadow, but when the – Read More –
Beauty in solace
Trust me, that abstract notion, that vast and sometimes pretentious thing we call beauty, really exists. I search for it all the time. The other day it kept appearing: It was in every corner of the city, every scene I wanted to capture with my camera. When that happens, I find it’s better to enjoy – Read More –