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Graffiti always works for me.
I love the look of it, it is very colorful and I really like to play with the background and the colors.
Here in Lloret de Mar (Spain) you can find lots of it.
I went there with two special little models, Leyla (6 years old) and Morris (5 years old) and let them choose their favorite spot on the graffiti wall.
I love the creativity that came out of this. Them finding their preferred spot, posing and me photographing.
Last weekend was the ENDURO MASS START DOWNHILL MARATHON, or MAXIAVALANCHE in Vallnord, Andorra. The start was at the Pic de Cubil at 2833 meters high to La Massana at about 1500 meters and the races will be spread from Saturday for the qualifying until Sunday with two rounds in each group. This year the women started together with the men in the same group. There were about 500 riders divided in 3 groups. This spectacular mass start attracts riders from different countries, but most riders came from Spain, France and Andorra. Cedric Gracia won second place. Here are some of the photos taken during the weekend. On my Facebook Page you can find all the photos of the riders during the weekend www.facebook.com/manonhooijschuurphotography
EUROP CUP SCRATCH: 1. Damien Oton 2. Cédric Gracia 3. Yoann Barelli
EUROP CUP DAMES: 1. Nadine Spine 2. Emilie Serre 3. Lea Giraud
We have been travelling through the United States of America a couple of months ago and due to the closing of all of the National Parks there, we were 'forced' to have a look at some other beautiful places besides these National Parks. So I went to Dead Horse Point State Park in Moab (the famous Arches National Park was closed....) and I was amazed! This was a place I would never have gone to, but I am very happy that I did. It is a couple of kilometers from Moab and provides a breathtaking panorama of the Canyonlands State Park.
The name Dead Horse Point comes from a legend. Back in the days the point was used as a corral for wild mustangs wandering the mesa top. Cowboys herded them across the land onto the point and then fenced the land off with branches and brush. One time, for some unknown reason, horses were left enclosed on the waterless point where they died of thirst within view of the Colorado River 600 meters below.
Ok not such a nice story, but the view is endless!
This is one of THE events held here in Andorra this winter. The best snowboarders of the international arena were present in their last World Cup event for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The competition was held on La Coma slope in Vallnord - Arcalis. Amazing to see them finish!
Podium Ladies: First Eva Samkova (CZE), Second Dominique Maltais (CAN) and Third Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)
Podium Men: First Omar Visintin (ITA), Second Lucas Eguibar Breton (SPA) and Third Luca Matteotti (ITA)
One word: Amazing. Another: Authentic.
We've been traveling through beautiful Myanmar (former Birma).
Loved the nature, super-friendly and (as far as I can tell) very happy people and rich Buddhistic culture.
It's like stepping into a time machine
to have a look back in time: Everything is still made by hand here.
Very photogenic country as well. I hope you will enjoy my photos and get as enthusiastic about Myanmar as I am.
If you have a chance to go there before mass tourism: This is the time. Mingalaba!