Albertina Torres: Blog http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog en-us (C) Albertina Torres albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Sat, 30 May 2015 18:31:00 GMT Sat, 30 May 2015 18:31:00 GMT http://www.albertinatorres.com/img/s/v-5/u280792120-o753240250-50.jpg Albertina Torres: Blog http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog 110 120 2 Days Old Birds Nest http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2015/5/2-days-old-birds-nest The farmer found a nest with 2 days old birds and let them sleep. Later on, they will eat the bugs that ruin the fruit from the trees, the olives. So without these birds, we wouldn't have olive oil.
The cycle of life. Nest, Spain, 2015Nest, Spain, 2015The farmer found a nest with 2 days old birds and let them sleep. Later on, they will eat the bugs that ruin the fruit from the trees, the olives. So without these birds, we wouldn't have olive oil.
The cycle of life.

 

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Spain birds countryside farming food oil olive rural sustainability trees http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2015/5/2-days-old-birds-nest Sat, 30 May 2015 18:30:40 GMT
Worms are part of the Food Chain http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2015/3/worms-are-part-of-the-food-chain Spain, 2015Spain, 2015Worms, part of the food chain.
First days working and preparing the vegetable garden.

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Spain animal countryside farm food garden hands rural tradition vegetable http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2015/3/worms-are-part-of-the-food-chain Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:21:55 GMT
Pulling and Dragging http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/8/pulling-and-dragging A very popular and traditional competition in the Valencia region, southeast of Spain, the Horse Pulling and Dragging, where horses in harness pull a weighted carriage and the winner is the animal that can pull the most weight for a short distance.

 No harm is done to animals.

Utiel, Spain, 2014Utiel, Spain, 2014Pulling and Dragging of Horses

 

 

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain Spain animals countryside photo essay rural tradition http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/8/pulling-and-dragging Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:34:16 GMT
Pétanque Player http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/8/p-tanque-player Pétanque is quite popular in rural villages in Spain.

Spain, 2014Spain, 2014Pétanque Player

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain Spain countryside photo essay rural tradition http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/8/p-tanque-player Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:35:16 GMT
Shepherd http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/8/shepherd Only two couples and the shepherd live the whole year in the hamlet. Such a peaceful spot in the middle of the countryside.

Shepherd,  Spain 2014Shepherd, Spain 2014

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Spain countryside family farming goats professions rural shepherd tradition http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/8/shepherd Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:54:23 GMT
Sweet Treats in Spain http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/8/sweet-treats-in-spain In many Spanish rural villages, celebrations and festivities revolve around food. People cook and enjoy meals with friends.  One of the most popular moments is when they prepare hot chocolate and serve it with a muffin to dip it in.

Then everyone, young or old, enjoy the sweet treat. Delicious!

Spain, 2014Spain, 2014

More photos in my Spanish blog http://www.verema.com/blog/aventuras_albertina/1219996-dulces-tardes-fiestas-pueblo

 

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Spain celebrations culture eating farming festivals food heritage people rural tradition http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/8/sweet-treats-in-spain Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:31:45 GMT
Bakery Student http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/6/bakery-student Cheste, Valencia, 2014Cheste, Valencia, 2014

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Spain bakery documentary food http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/6/bakery-student Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:05:59 GMT
Playing Cards http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/2/playing-cards Caudete de las Fuentes, 2013Caudete de las Fuentes, 2013The photo at the local swimming pool in rural Spain. It was the last day open (25th Sept.) and people stayed until late in the evening, playing cards and relaxing.

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain Spain countryside photo essay rural tradition http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/2/playing-cards Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:58:56 GMT
"San Antonio" http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/2/-san-antonio

This is one of my photos featured in The British Spanish Society publication (London) about "The Spanish Notebooks", the project I´m developing with with my husband, Canadian-British artist and filmmaker Zev Robinson. http://issuu.com/amybell2/docs/web_issue_236

I began taking photographs of the people and events we came across when Zev was filming his documentaries about Spain. This evolved into our "The Spanish Notebooks" project in which I document people, objects, festivals, and food in villages, portraying an unseen side of the country stereotypically known mainly for sunny beaches, paella and flamenco.

One of our last documentaries is "Arribes: Everything Else is Noise" about the traditional way of life and its relationship to agriculture, food and sustainability in Arribes del Duero, NW of Spain in the border with Portugal. DVD is available.

Arribes: Everything Else is Noise / Arribes: el resto es barullo from Zev Robinson on Vimeo.

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Arribes Documentary Made in Spain Spain culture heritage photo essay religion rural tradition http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/2/-san-antonio Sat, 08 Feb 2014 17:08:28 GMT
Fresh Fish http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/1/fresh-fish El Palmar, 2013El Palmar, 2013

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Spain countryside fish food photo essay rural tradition http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/1/fresh-fish Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:19:35 GMT
Epiphany in Spain http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/1/epiphany-in-spain Valencia, 2013Valencia, 2013 Old Toy Train Station.

More antique toys  http://on.fb.me/1dEXFS7

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Made in Spain collection memorabilia old toys tradition train station http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/1/epiphany-in-spain Sun, 05 Jan 2014 18:10:56 GMT
Seaside http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/10/seaside

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/10/seaside Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:56:12 GMT
Smoking and Smiling http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/10/smoking-and-smiling Caudete de las Fuentes, 2013Caudete de las Fuentes, 2013

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Spain The Spanish Notebooks farming man people photo essay portrait project rural smiling smoking tradition http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/10/smoking-and-smiling Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:17:35 GMT
Tasting Wine http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/9/tasting-wine Utiel, 2013

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain Spain Spanish bodega cellar countryside culture farming heritage people photo essay rural tradition vineyards vino wine http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/9/tasting-wine Mon, 02 Sep 2013 17:08:03 GMT
Covered Furniture http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/9/covered-furniture

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain Spain countryside design end family furniture glass holidays house interior manorhouse of photo essay recreation rural summer tradition vacation village http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/9/covered-furniture Sun, 01 Sep 2013 20:49:35 GMT
Flock http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/flock Las Casas, Valencia, 2013

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain Old Spain Spanish countryside culture farming heritage people photo essay rural tradition http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/flock Sun, 25 Aug 2013 18:00:01 GMT
Old Man http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/old-man Teruel, 2013

 

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Man Old Man Spain Spanish Spanish rural life countryside elderly essay family people photo portrait http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/old-man Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:38:30 GMT
Well http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/well

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain Old Spain Spanish countryside culture farming heritage historical life memorabilia rural tradition http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/well Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:51:32 GMT
Parade http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/parade Caudete de las Fuentes, 2013

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain Spain celebration countryside culture fancy dress parade happiness music parade party people photo essay tradition women http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/parade Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:21:40 GMT
Outdoor Mass http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/outdoor-mass The Catholic Community celebrated a Mass held in a sacred place of the town, the old site of the Church and cemetery.

Caudete de las Fuentes, 2013

 

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Catholic Community Made in Spain Spain Young Priest countryside culture heritage photo essay religion rural tradition http://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/outdoor-mass Sat, 17 Aug 2013 16:40:21 GMT