|When walking in the mountains, you come upon ruins everywhere.|
I shot these fotos during the past two years observing nature and local religious fiestas. I have many more. These offer a better context about my life here. Nature's a very personal connection. The campesinos in Andalusia, at least in my area of the mountains (Canillas de Albaida and Competa) exhibit a rugged love for the land; the earth is their domain.
|Fairly typical scene when walking.|
|It is what it is.|
|And vast expanses of nature's pallettes abound|
|A 15-minute walk from my door, this intact Roman bridge.|
|A 300-year-old olive tree below Corumbela.|
|Sign near Torre del Mar marking entrance to moto cemetery.|
|Somewhere in the mountains.|
|Man, mule, dog: a common sight.|
|Atop Bentomiz, the Moorish fortress controlling my area up until about 1487. The Moors first occupied parts of Spain in 711.|
|There's a reason to love Spain.|
I really don't know where this blog's going. I seem visually fixated and for me, that's a normal state of mind. As I said in an earlier post, "Art is a state of mind."
Rock on and practice peace.Also see some of my funky videos: http://bit.ly/h1vruw
Stefan, the ArtTraveler (TM)