Friday, 29 October 2010

Big Wild Goose Pagoda


If you are wondering what can be seen from the seventh floor of the pagoda, make sure you come back to this blog in a few days.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Bronze Chariots






The soldiers are not the only treasures. The bronze carriages and the horses are at least as impressive. The second photo is a window of the museum. Very appropriate.

Monday, 25 October 2010

National Geographic - Otoño

National Geographic organiza un concurso con el otoño como tema, así que he presentado esta foto y ésta. No espero ganar, obviamente, pero ya que las tenía hechas...

Monday, 18 October 2010

Otoño en Berlín


Aunque el tronco ya no esté, el musgo sigue creciendo. La vida no se para.

Uno de los atractivos de Berlín son los bosques que hay en la ciudad. No hace falta ni el coche, basta con unos minutos en bicicleta.

Foto presentada al concurso de National Geographic

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Terracotta Army



Exactly one month ago I visited the Terracotta Army just outside Xi'an. Certainly very impressive.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Contrasts


I guess like everywhere else, Hanoi is full of contrasts, same as Beirut, same as Xi'an, same as Berlin, same as New York. Walking around the center I could feel, see and smell the bustling life of Hanoi. I must admit I didn´t like everything I saw, but I suppose I am happy I saw it nonetheless, especially since I never thought I would be visiting Vietnam.


Some of the photos I took can be seen in my public gallery.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Street Vendors


You would imagine that this woman earns her living selling fruit. Well, think twice. You cannot really make much with such minute amounts of fruit. This woman makes her living getting tourists to pay for a photo with the hat and the baskets, at western prices. A colleague of mine has the photo after paying two dollars for a couple of bananas that, by the way, we did not eat.





There are hundreds, if not thousands, of other women in Hanoi carrying heavy goods in this traditional way. But these, I photographed discreetly from the back, not showing her faces and, believe me, were not so smiley as the one above...

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Weddings in Hanoi


La cantidad de parejas haciéndose fotos de boda aquí es simplemente increíble. Lo curioso es que algunos de los fotógrafos tenían una cámara como la mía.

Creo que el collage tiene más fuerza desde el punto de vista de la composición que mostrar cinco entradas consecutivas con novias (y novias).

Saturday, 2 October 2010

B52


Si hay algo que está en la memoria colectiva al mencionar Vietnam es, precisamente, la guerra con los EEUU. Quizás por eso me llamó la atención el hecho de poder pagar con dólares en casi cualquier sitio. Supongo que son guiños de la historia.