Photo Fiction

My Madrid Favourites

Madrid is a city of changing faces. The vibrance. The art. The bars. The landmarks. I spent two weeks in Spain’s capital, and never tired of finding new places to explore. But word to the wise, almost everything seems to be closed on a Monday.

Mutriku – Sheltered Coast

Mutriku is a familiar destination on the Basque coastal route. Apart from boasting gorgeous, rocky views it’s a small town with a population of just over 5000 people. What attracted me about this place was its monolithic power station, which at first I thought were

Hendaye – Caught in the Middle

There are many beach towns along the Basque coast and Hendaye is usually overlooked. I see why. Apart from the 30 minute walk from the train station to the coast, the sights are relatively…uninspiring. It is snuggled up to the border of France, looking across

Feria de Santa Lucia in Zumárraga

The celebration of Santa Lucía is a day of livestock, eating, drinking and stalls in the town of Zumárraga and Urretxu. The fayre stretches across the river and everyone fills the streets, peering at all the homemade edible substances that are laid out for people

Semana Santa in Hondarribia 2014

Semana Santa (“holy week”) or Easter in continental Europe is much more of an extravagant affair. Instead of just passing around recycled chocolate eggs, streets come alive as the community gather to pay their respects and remember the saviour who died for their sins. The