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Mike Tonge / 2,106 items
Well, I'm now finally back home, and shivering, after a wonderful stay in Southern Spain. I've just uploaded all my images and after a 6 hour drive up from Folkestone, I thought I would just edit one shot from a fabulous sunrise walk around the City of Arts and Sciences Park in Valencia.

I took 5 days over the drive back and took in some sightseeing. Here, we stayed in a hotel right by the Park in Valencia and I managed a sunset and sunrise shoot before travelling on to Pamplona. I have visited this fascinating Park before and you just have to admire the stunning architecture of the Arts and Sciences Buildings designed by Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela.

They started this project in 1996 on the site of the river bed of the Turia, which runs through the City. The River was actually completely dug out and rerouted after a disastrous flood in 1957 and this area was then redeveloped. The first building was completed in 1998 and that is L'Hemisferic which is the "armadillo" shaped structure in the left centre here, which is meant to represent an "eye". It is actually an IMax Cinema, Planetarium and Laserium. Behind it is the Museum of Sciences, the Assut de L'Or Bridge and the L'Agora, with the side profile of the L'Umbracle running along the right of this image.

I have to say I was blessed with some fabulous skies throughout my stay down in Spain and this morning was no exception. I got a wide variety of colours and textures as the sun rose in the West over the Port area. Any way I'm saving hundreds of shots for less tired eyes after my 4 am start today, more to follow in the coming weeks!
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  • Taken: Nov 29, 2022
  • Uploaded: Dec 2, 2022
  • Updated: Jan 19, 2023