When the pandemic started early this year, I don't think anyone expected it to last until Christmas. But unless Santa is squeezing down our chimneys with a bag full of syringes, we're going to have to deal with this strange new world for a while longer.
Two years ago, we spent about a month living in Stavros, a small town along the northern coast of Crete, not far from Chania. While there, we embarked on an excellent hike which leads from the town to the Katholiko beach, along a gorgeous, rocky path.
In normal times, Valencia is a lively city. There’s almost always some festival or event going on, and the streets are generally packed with people, taking a walk, occupying cafes, playing with their children in the plazas, or just window-shopping.
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I took a bunch of photographs immediately after Valencia, Spain, went into lockdown ... but I couldn't bring myself to publish them right away. To be honest, I could hardly look at them; this has been such a difficult and strange time, and I knew the emotional impact would be strong.
The timing to turn the Plaza del Ayuntamiento into a pedestrian zone couldn't have been better. They couldn't possibly have predicted the Covid pandemic while planning, but these days we need more space to roam.
As soon as the lockdown began, I set out to photograph Valencia. I'd never seen the streets so devoid of people, and I may not have the opportunity to take pictures of an empty city ever again. One of the first spots I visited was the Plaza Redonda.
When we're back home in Valencia, I don't take nearly as many photos as when we're traveling. But still... I have to take some! Two months of confinement, due to the COVID-19 Virus, has challenged me to find new inspiration from a single physical location: our terrace. Every single day of the lockdown in Spain, people have opened the windows or stepped out onto their balconies at 8pm, to applaud the healthcare workers on the coronavirus frontlines.…
Spain has been on a strict lockdown since March 14th, because of the COVID-19 virus, with strict laws designed to keep people inside and to enforce social distancing. We knew it was serious when Valencia cancelled Fallas... but even then, we weren't expecting to endure seven full weeks of quarantine. Spain has been among the most-affected countries in the world. Since mid-March, we've been cooped up, allowed to go outside only for grocery shopping. Those trips became…
On March 10th, 2020, Fallas was cancelled, due to the CoVID-19 pandemic. This hadn't happened since the Spanish Civil War, and was something we barely considered plausible. I mean, the celebrations were already underway! In fact that plantà of the big figures had already begun! But now, it was all over. Valencia was in shock... as were we. That very day, we went to see the mascletà as usual, not having the slightest idea that it would…