Category Archives: Spain

More Granada photos through my phone’s lens ~ Spain

A few months ago, I added a short photo gallery of images I took of the beautiful city of Granada, all with my phone. Since it was pretty successful, I decided to do another round of images I have taken since then. All photos are taken with my Nexus 5, and edited mostly in Snapseed (maybe 1 or 2 images in VSCO). I’m still having a blast carrying only my phone and making the most out of the small camera. It’s challenging sometimes, but with good lighting, composition and editing, you can create some great images too. So sit back and enjoy […]

Bib-Rambla Gate in Granada.

Granada through my phone’s lens ~ Spain

As a photographer (and a geeky guy in general), I like to stay up-to-date with my equipment, and sometimes, buy the latest gadgets available to improve my craft and facilitate my job. I recently did the jump to full-frame with the purchase of a Canon 6D, and got myself a new graphics tablet and upgraded all my editing software. But, as we all know (right?), “gear isn’t everything“. And in the past few months, since I bought the Nexus 5 (android phone), I’ve been really enjoying walking around my beautiful city, hands free, without any gear but a phone in […]

Granada Fountain at Night - Spain

Photo Gallery: Granada Cathedral of Incarnation ~ Spain

There’s something about cathedrals that make you just stand there in awe, dwarfed by the stunning architecture full of details. Those gigantic structures, often overlooking the city, have been built over centuries by thousands of men who had none of today’s tools. It was one thing that I really missed when living in Asia. After 6 months of living in Granada, I remembered that I’ve yet to visit the cathedral in town. Hidden behind buildings and overlooking a tiny square, the Granada cathedral is easy to miss and doesn’t really stand out in the open like the Notre-Dame in Paris, […]

Golden Pipe Organ - Granada, Spain

The last rays over the Alhambra ~ Granada

  The last rays over the Alhambra, as the sun sets behind the distant mountains around the beautiful city of Granada in the South of Spain. I think this might be my new favorite spot in town. I might not have a cool balcony view like I had in Chiang Mai, but this one beats it for sure. It’s also keeps me fit since I need to walk up a steep hill for about 40min to reach that point. Photo Tip: Looking at this photo, I also realize that I’m a big fan of complementary colors, especially warm/cool colors in […]

The last sun rays over Granada in Spain

Overlooking the Alhambra ~ Granada, Spain

In 2 weeks, we’ll be celebrating our 6 months in our new home after leaving Thailand: Granada, Spain. I have to admit I didn’t spend much time exploring different neighborhoods of the city or even the surrounding areas, but so far, I absolutely love it here and I can see ourselves spending our life in this relaxed and gorgeous city. There are many reasons I enjoy Granada. In a few ways, it reminds me of Chiang Mai in Thailand, with its laid back feel and not-too-big-not-too-small size. The people don’t smile as much as in Thailand, but they’re kind and […]

Overlooking the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Plaza de Isabel la Católica ~ Granada

The Plaza de Isabel la Católica is a small square located at the intersection of the Calle Reyes Católicos and the Gran Via de Colón Avenue in the beautiful city of Granada, in Spain. The square contains a monument built in 1892, and dedicated to Queen Isabel and Columbus, who are featured at the time of signing the Capitulation of Santa Fé. The monument is surrounded by a fountain that seems to suddenly start flowing when you are sitting too close to it. The square is often a meeting point for people in the city, since it’s in a very […]

Plaza Isabel la Catolica ~ Granada

Granada, my new home ~ Spain

If you’ve ever been wondering what happened in the past few weeks, here’s the answer: My wife and I have finally moved and settled in our new city: Granada, Spain. We left Chiang Mai after 3 years and spent a month in Abu Dhabi in the UAE to do our research and catch up with my family. On the 1st of May, we finally landed in Madrid and took a bus to Granada. So far, everything has worked out nicely and easily for us. We booked a hostal room for a week but ended up finding an apartment on the […]

A stone bridge near Alhambra in Albayzin ~ Granada, Spain

Sail away on the Mediterranean sea ~ Spain

Not much to add here. Just a beautiful seascape I took while visiting Barcelona in Spain back in 2009 after walking the Camino de Santiago for the second time. It was a lovely warm day and a friend took me for a walk in the city, visiting the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, the Palau de Música (highly recommended), and the Hospital de San Pau. We ended up on the Barceloneta beach later in the day. It was nice and empty and we had the occasion to just chill and snack on tapas and white wine. I’m not a very “sea person” […]