My 5: Cool Spots Around Castro Urdiales, Spain.

Port of Castro Urdiales Spain

1. Castro Urdiales Port, August 2015. Welcome to one of the most picture perfect coastal towns you could ever hope to visit. With its mediaeval church and castle, pretty beach and arcaded squares, the joy of Castro Urdiales is simply to wander about on foot marveling at its prettiness. Start here at the port with […]

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My 5: Hiking to The Virgin Mary Statue – Castro Urdiales, Spain.

Hiking To The Virgin Mary Statue Castro Urdiales Spain

1. August 2015. One of the coolest things I did during my month-long stay in Castro Urdiales was the thirty-minute hike from town up into the hills to see The Virgin Mary Statue. If my boss hadn’t taken me I would never even have known about it, as it certainly wasn’t mentioned online or in […]

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My 5: Santa Maria Church – Castro Urdiales, Spain.

Santa Maria Church Castro Urdiales Spain

1. August 2015. The tiny coastal town of Castro Urdiales is an ideal day trip for those based in Bilbao, Santander and Pamplona. Its modest collection of sites can be tackled on foot in just a few hours, leaving plenty of time for sunbathing on Brazomar Beach and tapas down by the port. Wherever you […]

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My 5: Brazomar Beach – Castro Urdiales, Spain.

Brazomar Beach from Cotolino Park Castro Urdiales Spain

1. August 2015. The quaint coastal town of Castro Urdiales is a tiny place and at 400 meters long its main beach, Playa de Brazomar, serves very much as its focal point. This shot was taken from the hilltop Cotolino Park, which can be accessed at Brazomar’s western end. 2. August 2015. As idyllic a […]

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My 5: Madame Tussauds, New York City.

Madame Tussauds New York City

1. May 2007. I was wading through my old New York photos when a question suddenly hit me like a well-fired arrow: Did I go to Madame Tussauds?!? With the grisly evidence staring me right in the face it was obviously a rhetorical question, though one that nevertheless spawned a much more pertinent query: WHY? Well, […]

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My 5: Greater Highway Deliverance Temple, New York City.

Greater Highway Deliverance Temple Harlem New York City

1. May 2007. Looking for a different, some might even say peculiar New York experience to sink your teeth into? I’ve always been fascinated by the mythical world of the gospel church, thanks in large to movies like Sister Act, Bruce Almighty and The Great Debaters. Imagine experiencing this kind of full-blooded “praise the looooord” joyousness in person […]

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My 5: The Imagine Mosaic – Central Park, New York City.

The Imagine Mosaic Strawberry Fields Memorial Central Park New York City

1. May 2007. I’ve been a huge Beatles fan for pretty much as long as I can remember. I grew up with those seminal records playing in my house as a kid and when I became a collector myself one of the first things I did was work my way through the fab four’s discography, […]

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