Sacromonte, Granada siesta
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glimpse: RAGS & RICHES | From rags to riches is a tale aspired by many, materialized by few. It fluffily suggests that anybody can climb the economical ladder, regardless the rung they start from. It highlights hard work and determination, while censoring opportunity, education, and luck. Let’s be real. We live in a world where the many rags likely stay rags and a marginal minority goes from riches to richer. Orderly segregated by a fence, one climbs on deck of a yacht, while the other keeps sitting on the ground; one buys, one sells. Telling tales soothes, yet change thrives on telling truths. If the ones far atop stepped down a little, the ones at the very bottom could climb a lot. Maybe then both would see that the best outlook on life is somewhere in the middle, where basic needs are met and aspirations of happiness replace the longing for wealth.
glimpse: IN IT TOGETHER | Statistically speaking 56.97 % of these people didn’t cast a vote during the 2017 referendum on Catalan independence, 92.01 % of the rest were in favor, 7.99 % against. Some of them are revolutionaries, others moderate bystanders. And yet, looking at this subway car, I see all of them in it together. In something even bigger than politics. In life. This scene is testament to an everyday life normality that cushioned Catalonians from political unrest while they carried on ordinarily with their individual existences between societal lines, where the quintessence of our human experience dwells. It depicts people’s agency to go on with their lives into whichever direction, regardless of the political course and discourse.
Seville night bike
Then the city would cool down a bit and all generations came together over wine and tapas. Fortunately in Spain no such cliché is ever corny.
La Orotava, Tenerife Spain's tallest peak El Teide
modern day cave life
places / stories
Barcelona / Revolution in the Air, But Where?
people carry on ordinarily while the political stage is in flames
...yet, between these societal lines, where the quintessence of our life as human beings dwells, our situation remains largely the same, despite political turmoil...
Granada / My First Love on Second Sight
yet to be written
Seville / Life inside the Bubble
yet to be written
Tenerife / Touristy Places Done Locally
yet to be written
when the sun dims down, civilization lights up
...the last fire in the sky ebbs into paler shades of orange and yellow, before wandering down the spectrum towards far tones like indigo, purple and navy blue. Meanwhile, on earth’s surface, civilization lights up its realm to throw artificial light against the interplay of hues... see more
allures of the dark side
...for the daring nocturnal creatures among us, there is a deserted, silent world waiting after hours; and like moths we flutter towards its discoveries, wherever a speck of light flecks the darkness. see more
whispering tales of yesterdays
olden stories huddling under the shingles see more
Europe & Middle East
In corners of the world where everything is a bit smaller, there's space for idyllic scenery – from gentle mountains with pastoral valleys to moody coastlines. see more