Albertina Torres: Blog https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog en-us (C) Albertina Torres albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Sat, 20 Feb 2021 01:24:00 GMT Sat, 20 Feb 2021 01:24:00 GMT https://www.albertinatorres.com/img/s/v-12/u280792120-o753240250-50.jpg Albertina Torres: Blog https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog 110 120 Hostelería de España, la crisis. https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2020/10/hosteler-a-de-espa-a Nunca hubiésemos podido imaginar este esperpento. Brindábamos por el nuevo año 2020 sin la menor sospecha que este sería el más nefasto quizás de nuestra vida. Nadie se ha salvado de la terrible crisis que, como una peste, está arrasadando el planeta.

La hostelería se ha llevado un varapalo muy injusto. Con el cierre temporal - para algunos - España está perdiendo parte de su cultura, algo que nos identificaba (cómo duele hablar en pasado) y que anhelamos vuelva a recuperarse algún día pronto. Al margen de la tragedia económica para muchas familias que vivían de sus establecimientos, de sus fogones y menús desde 10 Euros a XXX Euros, de grandes proyectos que se han desvanecido aún sin enseñar su potencial, todos estamos algo huérfanos.

Escenas que tardaremos en volver a ver. Esos almuerzos populares con buena ración de colesterol y un buen vaso de vino antes de volver a la faena. Los encuentros en la barra del bar, los chismes, el tapeo, la caña, el carajillo, los palillos por el suelo, el calendario con la chica atrevida, los décimos a la venta, el mañana te lo pago que tengo prisa, las peleas por el último partido de fútbol y la política, ay la política.

Todos deseamos que la pesadilla pase pronto, que encuentren la vacuna o lo que sea, pero que nos dejen volver a la bendita normalidad.  Desde aquí mi pequeño homenaje a todos vosotros, tantos amigos de la restauración que ni en los peores sueños os hubiéseis imaginado esto.

Mucho ánimo.

Más fotos

 

 

 

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) almuerzos bares Covid crisis hostelería Made in Spain restaurantes Spain Spanish Food tradition https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2020/10/hosteler-a-de-espa-a Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:00:00 GMT
Grapes - Macabeo, Garnacha, Bobal https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2020/8/grapes The vineyards are getting full of colours and shapes. Harvest will be soon, God willing. It will be an exceptional vintage. 2020. For many reasons.

 

Garnacha Grapes, August 2020Garnacha Grapes, August 2020 Bobal Grapes, August 2020Bobal Grapes, August 2020 Garnacha Grapes, August 2020Garnacha Grapes, August 2020

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Bobal cava Cooperative countryside Garnacha grape grapes Macabeo organic red rosé rural Spain variety white wine winery https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2020/8/grapes Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:54:26 GMT
Procesión del Niño https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2020/4/procesi-n-del-ni-o Para recordar la Procesión del Niño, ese Domingo de Pascua, normalmente frío. Donde nos encontrábamos a nuestros seres queridos, a nuestros amigos que quizás sólo veíamos esa vez en todo el año.
A las mujeres que con esa delicadeza cambiaban el manto a la Virgen, a las que le cantaban después, a los músicos.

A los que nos íbamos detrás del Niño aunque nuestra niñez estaba ya tan lejos.

A las madres que se encontraban con sus hijos en el Camino del Cementerio.

A todos los que fueron y ya no están. A los niños que estrenaban zapatillas porque después se iban al comerse la Mona al campo.

Con todo mi cariño fotografiado.

Albertina

Más fotos aquí.

 

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En la huerta al sol https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2020/3/en-la-huerta-al-sol  

Grower. Spain, 2012Grower. Spain, 2012 Green Onions. Spain 2012Green Onions. Spain 2012 WormWorm

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) farming father fresh green growing onions organic plants vegetables village https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2020/3/en-la-huerta-al-sol Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:43:46 GMT
La dura vendimia al sol https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2019/9/la-dura-vendimia-al-sol Qué duro es vendimiar al sol que está azotando estos días. Con una cuadrilla de pocos y con la meta de recoger cuantos más kilos mejor.

Harvesting in the heat, Spain 2019Harvesting in the heat, Spain 2019

La frente sudada, y aún con humor, me dicen que ya les gustaría a muchos de Marbella tener este bronceado.

Harvesting in the heat, Spain 2019Harvesting in the heat, Spain 2019

Con la esperanza de que los nietos estudien y no tengan que pasar estas calamidades. "Pa luego recoger cuatro pesetas"

Man, Spain 2019Man, Spain 2019

Fingers, Spain 2019Fingers, Spain 2019

Grapes and Fingers, Spain 2019Grapes and Fingers, Spain 2019

"A ver si llenamos el remolque antes de comer y luego lo llevamos a la cooperativa, que ahora hace mucho calor."

Me preguntan que qué voy a hacer con estas fotos, que si las voy a poner en internet, que hay ya mucha tontería con esto del vino, "Aquí los traía yo a todos a padecer, a ver si así pagan más el kilo, porque menuda ruina".

Feliz domingo.

 

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Young Woman Harvesting in Spain https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2019/9/young-woman-harvesting-in-spain Young Woman Harversting, Spain 2019Young Woman Harversting, Spain 2019

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) countryside grapes harvesting photo essay rural Spain tradition woman working https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2019/9/young-woman-harvesting-in-spain Sat, 07 Sep 2019 17:53:25 GMT
Dusting a dream https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2018/3/dusting-a-dream 85-year old lady dusting. Spain, 2018.

Every morning when the old lady dusts the frame with her picture taken at school, she thinks for a split of a second about her childhood, family, friends - almost all gone by now -
Too many broken dreams.
Now she thinks more about illness and death.
Dusting a dream, Spain 2018Dusting a dream, Spain 2018
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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) childhood death dream future past rural spain woman https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2018/3/dusting-a-dream Sat, 10 Mar 2018 16:10:44 GMT
2 Days Old Birds Nest https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2015/3/worms-are-part-of-the-food-chain Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:21:55 GMT
Pulling and Dragging https://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.

 

 

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain Spain animals countryside photo essay rural tradition https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/8/pulling-and-dragging Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:34:16 GMT
Pétanque Player https://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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/8/p-tanque-player Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:35:16 GMT
Shepherd https://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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/8/shepherd Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:54:23 GMT
Sweet Treats in Spain https://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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/8/sweet-treats-in-spain Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:31:45 GMT
Bakery Student https://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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/6/bakery-student Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:05:59 GMT
Playing Cards https://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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"San Antonio" https://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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Fresh Fish https://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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/1/fresh-fish Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:19:35 GMT
Epiphany in Spain https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/1/epiphany-in-spain 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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2014/1/epiphany-in-spain Sun, 05 Jan 2014 18:10:56 GMT
Seaside https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/10/seaside

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Smoking and Smiling https://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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/10/smoking-and-smiling Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:17:35 GMT
Tasting Wine https://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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/9/tasting-wine Mon, 02 Sep 2013 17:08:03 GMT
Covered Furniture https://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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/9/covered-furniture Sun, 01 Sep 2013 20:49:35 GMT
Flock https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/flock Las Casas, Valencia, 2013

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Old Man https://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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/old-man Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:38:30 GMT
Well https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/well

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Parade https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/parade

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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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/parade Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:21:40 GMT
Outdoor Mass https://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.

 

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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 https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/outdoor-mass Sat, 17 Aug 2013 16:40:21 GMT
Brass Band https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/brass-band

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Band Brass Festivities Life Spain Spanish Village holidays instrument music musician people reflection self-portrait summer tradition https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/brass-band Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:44:53 GMT
Felicísimo https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/felic-simo Fermoselle, 2012 We met Felicísimo during the filming of my husband documentary Arribes: Everything Else is Noise
He was interviewed twice. Always kind, and supportive.
His name, Felicísimo, is common in Fermoselle and translates into "extremely happy man"

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Smoking https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/smoking Caudete de las Fuentes, 2013

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Still Life https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/8/still-life

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Cigar https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/cigar From my series of people smoking.

Teruel, 2013

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain cigar culture man men people photo essay rural smoke smoking tradition https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/cigar Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:46:57 GMT
Sickle https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/sickle From my series of objects found in old farms.

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Old Spain culture essay farm farming heritage historical life mementos memorabilia object old past photo record rural sickle tangible tradition https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/sickle Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:04:21 GMT
Birdcage https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/birdcage From my series on objects found in old Spanish farms.

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Old Spain culture essay farm farming heritage historical life mementos memorabilia object old past photo record rural tangible tool tradition https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/birdcage Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:36:37 GMT
Hairnet https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/hairnet

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain clothing photo essay professions shop tradition https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/hairnet Sun, 14 Jul 2013 10:10:02 GMT
Car https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/car

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain car garage memorabilia old car photo essay rural Spain tradition vintage https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/car Sat, 13 Jul 2013 18:07:37 GMT
Mannequin https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/mannequin New photographs in my Mannequin series.

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Made in Spain articulated mannequin artists clothes clothing clothing shop customer display drapery dress form dressmakers figure figurine human figures life-sized dolls made in Spain manneken mannequin model old shop retail service tailors windowdressers https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/mannequin Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:58:52 GMT
In the Kitchen https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/in-the-kitchen

I had a unique opportunity to be taking photos in one of the best restaurants in Spain. Quique Dacosta's El Poblet.

 

Valencia, 2013

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) 3*** Michelin, recognition Chef Gastronomy Made in Spain Quique Dacosta catering food restaurant selected https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/in-the-kitchen Mon, 08 Jul 2013 09:47:34 GMT
Sunglasses https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/sunglasses Portrait with sunglasses.

Teruel, 2013

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Spanish Churros https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/spanish-churros Utiel, 2013

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albertinatorres@gmail.com (Albertina Torres) Brand Spain Made in Spain countryside farming food fried-dough local food, breakfast, doughnut, pastry popular tradition https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/spanish-churros Thu, 04 Jul 2013 14:42:04 GMT
Made in Spain https://www.albertinatorres.com/blog/2013/7/made-in-spain

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