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Marbella in May: a photography experiment (iv) – a Marbellan Miscellany

Marbella has very sadly become synonymous in the British vernacular with the orange Essex tans, hedonistic lifestyle and flashy gaudy inhabitants of its brash z-list celeb-stuffed suburb, Puerto Banus. Yet Marbella the town, which is a good 10km along the coast from that rather vulgar port, is one of the true gems of Andalucia.

It’s picturesque positioning between the sparkling blue sea and the prominent mountain landscape behind it provides the setting, while a charming little old town full of quaint narrow white washed alleys, impressive ancient churches and grand old squares is the ultimate in authentic Spanish attractiveness.

Being lucky enough to benefit from a family home just north of the old town’s central orange-tree lined square, I get to stroll around Marbella’s postcard-perfect old town on a daily basis but never tire of its scenic charms, from old cracked stone fountains to crumbling white washed walls, elegant wrought iron window grills hung with ceramic pots and bright red geraniums. I must have photographed it a thousands of times, but it never stops inspiring me to take a few more.

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So here, in the final post of photos from the recent Marbella test run of my new Song Cybershot HX20V, here are some of my favourite shots of the town, from historic centre to the beach beyond. Once again, the camera’s 20x optical zoom proved a real treat when capturing far off details such as the little dog looking like it was about to dip into a glass of beer, and an impressive sailing ship, passing by while I was munching upon those delectable fried aubergines.

The camera’s test run is complete. I can confirm my purchase has been a success. And now I look forward to bombarding you with new photos throughout the summer taken with the camera which will never be far from my side.

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  1. maru clavier #

    Bombarded with photos… good!

    May 13, 2013

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