Manaies (1)

Maniple of Manaies, Banyoles (Catalonia)

In Banyoles every Friday before Palm Sunday the procession of Mare de Déu dels Dolors takes place headed by a unit of Roman soldiers. This tradition is at least 150 years old.

As explained on my blog Catalan Women this year for the first time women can take part in the parade too.

As I took a lot of photos, I would like to share some of them with you the next few days.

Rainy days

Rotterdam (Netherlands)

While we are making a home in Banyoles (Catalonia) and I unearth my camera and start taking pictures here, I will post some photos of Dutch scenes that I made before our move. This one reminds me of the rain and storm that will be very rare here.

Cinema reflections


As I love going to the movies, I am often found in an industrial and office area of Rotterdam that in itself is not especially interesting for street photographers.

Yet for me this is a strong incentive to take my camera and try and capture some pictures with people in these for me not very attractive surroundings.

This girl was waiting for the cinema to open and apparently looking for something in her purse. The glass façade reflecting the parked bicycles and the buildings at the other side of the street persuaded me to take this photo.

For Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Reflection.