Wordless Wednesday….. Another Favourite Place


Location:- The Andalusian Coast and the Cabo De Gata National Park.  

If you are at your Favourite Place…. or hard at Work

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

6th October

(C) David Oakes 2021



Anyone for a Sherry ?

What seemed like endless rows of barrels at the Gonzalez Byas Bodiga. Spain

Just an idea for Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week – Patterns.

More details here :- https://ceenphotography.com/2021/09/16/cbwc-patterns/ 

Whatever challenges you face today…..

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

17th September

(C) David Oakes 2021

Not What I Expected……. @ Granada


You could well be mistaken into thinking that this is a City Office block.  OK, rather more ornate than most, but still that familiar functional look.

The light rather tells you that this is Spain, it is and in fact at The Alhambra Palace, Granada. 

Alhambra is one of those destinations that are a must see on any bucket list.  It is of course really a city of many different Palaces of which this is one…. one that is very different to its neighbours.  It also holds a surprise.

This is the Palacio de Carlos V.  Fabulous detailed stone work with rather grand entrances…


But behind those high stylish walls is the surprise that awaits you…


A tiered courtyard that is perhaps more reminiscent of Greek and Roman origins.


We were not the only visitors taken by surprise, it was not the Moorish style we were expecting, but equally as breath-taking. 

We had rather expected to see Palaces of Red Clay, with dark walkways as sheltered from the Spanish sun and of course cooling water rills and fountains.  

Nor where we disappointed



Memories of a very hot September day.

Hot or cold, wherever you are and whatever you have planned….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

2nd September

(C) David Oakes 2021

Silent Sunday…. Could be a bit too Hot


Plaza de Espana, Seville.

It was hot the Sunday we we were in Seville.  Mid afternoon and the street thermometers were reading 39c with the decimal point edging upwards 39.7, 39.8. 39.9.   Would we reach 40c? There were even small groups standing watching the digital displays in expectation.  Well it didn’t that Sunday.  39c no matter what the extra point value is still very very hot.   So hot that I really felt for the Horses trotting round on Carriage Rides, surely it was far too hot for their equine welfare.

This weekend, the exceptional heatwave, that has blighted Greece, Sicily and Southern Italy, now appears to be entrenching itself over Spain, Andalucía one of the predicted hottest locations.  45c for starters and heading upwards.

So hot, that I guess Tourists and Locals will be seeking shade and keeping as cool as they are able.  But I do hope that those horses are rested, shaded and well watered – till temperatures return to something like normal.

Where ever you are and today and everyday…….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

15th August

(C) David Oakes 2021