Picture behind the story #10 Surreal in Marbella


A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! 10. Surreal in Marbella!It was another scorching hot day in Estepona, Spain, definitely NOT a day for the beach. Browsing some local tourism leaflets we found one … Continue reading Picture behind the story #10 Surreal in Marbella

Sculpture in the vineyard …. a stunning exhibition!


There’s more to wine than wine tasting, which is why I probably overuse the phrase “it’s not about the wine”. So, at the risk of being repetitive .... there are many reasons for visiting a vineyard and not all of them are about wine tasting. Last month we spent a day at one of our … Continue reading Sculpture in the vineyard …. a stunning exhibition!

Painting masterpieces with wine!


Really! This is not wine tasting while you paint, but an artist who actually uses wine as his paint! The artist is Edgar Lizarazu Shiosaky "The study of grape varieties and the resulting different shades ensure endless results". "Merlot, Cabernet, Shiraz and Malbec produce deep purple tones, while burnt orange hues are extracted from Tempranillo … Continue reading Painting masterpieces with wine!

Malaga: First Impressions


This is our third trip to Malaga, a lovely town on the south coast of Spain. We are here for a week and now into our third day, not going anywhere, just mooching around the seafront, the tapas bars, museums and galleries and tomorrow ...... the shops. Here’s a sample of how Malaga looks .... … Continue reading Malaga: First Impressions

Art or Vandalism?


I must admit I am a big fan of street art, as long as it’s not just scrawled names or slogans, and isn’t on properties where occupiers would object. Nowadays however in many cities, old or derelict areas are being designated as areas where such art can legitimately be created. In a few days we … Continue reading Art or Vandalism?