New E-Book Published – Spain Road Trip

My latest travel/photography book, Spain Road Trip – A photographic journal of a road trip around Spain, is now published and available on Amazon.

In 2009 we did a road trip around Spain starting in the capital of Madrid then driving north visiting Burgos, San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Laguardia, Santillana del Mar, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona, Zaragoza and the finishing in Barcelona.

Madrid was a fascinating city to visit with many historical sights, museums, churches, a royal palace, beautiful boulevards, parks and plazas all within easy walking distance of the city centre. The small streets of Madrid were great to explore with a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and bars to sample all the local cuisine. There were open food markets, such as Mercado de San Miguel, where you could buy local produce and many of these markets had a selection of food vendors where you could try the food dishes. The lifestyle was laid back and in the evening people would sit outside and have drinks in the many open plazas prior to taking dinner which was a very relaxing way to finish your day.

Heading north out of the large city of Madrid it was a joy to see the countryside and to visit the smaller provincial towns and villages to get a real aspect of Spanish rural life. From small walled hill towns such as Laguardia to beautiful beach resorts like Suances and San Sebastian highlighted the real contrasts in this beautiful country. 

Bilbao on the north coast had the magnificent and iconic Guggenheim Museum which as well as being an interesting visit was just a stunning piece of architecture to appreciate. Close to Bilbao was the delightful small village of Hondarribia exhibiting classic Basque architecture with beautiful coloured houses. 

Heading back south from the north coast a visit was made to Pamplona, home of the famous Running of the Bulls. A brief stop was made in Zaragoza with its stunning Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar.

Finishing in Barcelona we had a few days to explore the many sights of this great city and was introduced for the first time to the outstanding architecture of Antoni Gaudi. His Sagrada Família project was still under construction when we visited but you could see how stunning this was going to be when completed. His other works shown in the buildings such as Palau Güell, Casa Milà, and Casa Battló were just incredible. Our visit to Barcelona was topped off with a wonderful exhibition of flamenco at the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes in La Rambla.

This book gives a brief photographic journey through Spain and with all the many images, the text briefs and maps will give you some ideas and inspiration to plan your own trip to Spain.

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Stuart Taylor of HighlanderImages Photography has been making images for over 30 years and can offer a diverse range of photo imaging services with a focus on Asia and a documentary/photojournalistic style. These services include planning and executing a photo shoot on location but importantly all the post-processing and image preparation needed for the specific finished media format required by the customer. Stuart’s experience and knowledge in all of these aspects make HighlanderImages Photography a one-stop-shop for a comprehensive and professional image production service.

Stuart can be available for a variety individual assignments or projects and he specialises in areas such as photojournalism, commercial, architectural, real estate, industrial, interior design, corporate, urbex, adventure, wilderness, and travel photography. 

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