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The New Normal After Valencia’s Lockdown

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.

Valencia’s New Plaza del Ayuntamiento

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.

An Homage to Valencia’s Plaza Redonda

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.

Covid-19 Valencia: Terrace Photo Project

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, […]

Valencia COVID-19 – Our First Walk through the City After 48 Days

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 […]

Cant de L’Estoreta Fallas 2020 – The Traditional Children Parade Before La Planta

The Cant de L’Estoreta tradition came to life in the 1960s, thanks to the Fallas commission of Plaza del Árbol. Adults and kids alike dressed up in antiquated clothing, and reenacted the obsolete tradition of walking with the estoreta velleta, an old carpet upon which neighbors could place their old junk they accumulated over the […]

Unique Boat Procession: Romería del Cristo de la Salud en El Palmar

For the past ten years, Valencia has been our home base, but we had never managed to experience the Romería del Cristo de la Salud, held on the Albufera Lake, just south of the city. This unique boat procession is held annually on August 4th, but before explaining it, we’d like to introduce you to […]

Flower Battle Valencia 2018: Batalla De Flores

The Batalla de Flores it not an event for those allergic to pollen, because you’ll walking home covered in it. The “Flower Battle” marks the conclusion of the month-long Gran Fira de Valencia (formerly known as the Feria de Julio). This is the third time I’ve gone to see it; once the event gets going, […]

Biking Tour Valencia: The Other Side Of The America’s Cup Harbor

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Correfoc Gran Fira De Valencia – Pictures And Video

What a special evening this was! It was the perfect evening to enjoy a correfoc, which is a fireworks parade, and one of Valencia’s most unique events. There was already a special atmosphere among the crowd, because it was also the night of the ultra-rare lunar eclipse that was crossing over Europe. In fact, it […]