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Trafalgar Square 2009

Flamenco dancer

Ritmo Andaluz Show

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Un Hombre Para Pilar

Un Hombre para Pilar Pilar had made a serious mistake. She was looking for love on the internet. That however wasn't the mistake. The mistake was allowing Manuela to find out. For those who haven't been paying attention, Manuela is the 'femme fatale' of Alqueria and Pilar her understudy and Pilar hated Manuela with a…
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Alqueria sleeps

Alqueria sleeps (With apologies to Dylan Thomas) First Voice A velvet star spangled night in late Spring. A little Spanish pueblo, snugged down, rejas windowed and whitewashed, sleeps silent. The Castle turreted and blind reaches into the night sky, the fountain below bubbles and flows, unseen. La Bar la Casa Devante shuttered and still, gaining…
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Hombres y Mujeres

  Hombres y Mujeres   Barrio rivalry isn't the only mechanism of village discord. The eternal struggle between the sexes provides some good sport and forms the basis of regular and very interesting village gossip. The distaste one barrio feels for the other isn't dependent on age unlike the conflict between man and woman where…
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Los Pasatiempos de Alqueria

  Los Pasatiempos de Alqueria   Alquerian pastimes are deep-rooted in the traditions of the sierra. The most obvious is annoying those from the opposing barrio and the most popular is the one in which Manuela excels. Of those that can be discussed in polite company perhaps football naturally takes the lead. Football in Alqueria…
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Alqueria de Golf

Alqueria de Golf Alqueria is a paradise for golfers. Well that's the advertising blurb, in fact no one in Alqueria can even play the game. But complete ignorance has never stopped anyone from doing anything. The world's politicians are testimony to the fact that the bigger the country the bigger the level of ignorance at…
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A photo journey
through Spain


Written by:
John MacDonald
Patricia Díaz Pereda.

ISBN 978-1-909612-70-9
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by John MacDonald



Moving on a pavement artist. London. 2009



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