The trumpet player

He loved music so much he didn’t care the disagreement caused in the heart of his family, he just couldn’t live without music, without his trumpet and his jazz. He left his home to follow a dream and even though the path was difficult and scary, he finally made it.

Sculpture of a trumpet player in Kobe, Japan.

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Molly Malone

In Dublin’s fair city,
Where the girls are so pretty,
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone,
As she wheeled her wheel-barrow,
Through streets broad and narrow,
Crying, “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!”
“Alive, alive, oh,
Alive, alive, oh,”
Crying “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh”.
She was a fishmonger,
But sure ’twas no wonder,
For so were her father and mother before,
And they wheeled their barrows,
Through the streets broad and narrow,
Crying, “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!”

(chorus)

She died of a fever,
And no one could save her,
And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone.
But her ghost wheels her barrow,
Through streets broad and narrow,
Crying, “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!”

Superlambanana

When someone first told me about Superlambanana I thought it was the stupidest thing I ever heard of. But then I saw them in Liverpool and I grew fond of them. I even bought a keychain with a small blue one.

This bright yellow Superlambanana is my favourite (mostly because it’s the biggest and yellow, a colour I’m obsessed with), it’s outside the Avril Robarts Library (Liverpool John Moores University). The sculpture was created by artist Taro Chiezo for the art exhibition Go Superlambananas! during the city’s European Capital of Culture in 2008. There are more of them spread around the city with different designs made by local groups of artists. It’s something to look for when visiting Liverpool and a fun thing to do trying to catch them all on camera 🙂

 

La primera vez que me hablaron del Superlambanana pensé que era lo más estúpido que había oído jamás. Pero después los vi en Liverpool y les cogí cariño. Incluso me compré un llavero con uno pequeñito en azul. Este Superlambanana de color amarillo chillón es mi favorito (principalmente porque es el más grande y es amarillo, un color que me obsesiona), está frente a la Avril Robarts Library (Liverpool John Moores University). La escultura fue creada por Taro Chiezo para la exposición Go Superlambananas! durante la Capital Europea de la Cultura en 2008. Hay más repartidos por toda la ciudad con diferentes diseños realizados por grupos locales de artistas. Es algo que merece la pena buscar si visitáis Liverpool y muy divertido intentar fotografiarlos a todos 🙂

 

Palm trees in Palma

In April last year I took a quick trip to Palma, in Majorca. It was great to forget for a few days Madrid and see a new city to add to my traveller list. I took a lot of photographs about so many lovely things, but I loved the palm trees above them all.

En abril del año pasado hice una escapadita a Palma de Mallorca. Fue genial olvidar por unos días Madrid y ver una nueva ciudad que incluir en mi “lista viajera”. Hice muchas fotos de cantidad de cosas hermosas, pero lo que más me gustó fueron las palmeras.

Palm trees

Palm trees

Palma

Palma

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Space Invader P

The Tower Bridge – London

I have mixed feelings towards London’s Tower Bridge, I can’t decide whether I like it or not… On one hand I like the toughness of the rock and the blues and whites in contrast. On the other, that same ruggedness make it seem like a big block in the middle of the river.

Tengo sentimientos encontrados respecto al Tower Bridge de Londres, no puedo decidir si me gusta o no… Por un lado me gusta la robustez de la roca y los azules y blancos en contraste. Por otro, esa misma aspereza lo hace parecer una gran mole en medio del río.

The Tower Bridge

In any case, my favourite view of it is at night, a silhouette in the dark night.

En cualquier caso, mi vista favorita es por la noche, una silueta en la noche oscura.

Tower Bridge Tower Bridge