Continuing my challenge set by the lovely Gypsy Woman, my second go comes from my favourite European travel country, namely Spain.

In 2011 Mrs Wilbur & I did a tour, flying into the fabulous Santiago de Compostela, before taking the overnight train to Madrid from where it was high speed AVE trains all the way to take us to charming Cordoba, earthy Cadiz and frenetic Seville.

This before & after picture comes from the Moorish city of Cordoba and features the The Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos (Spanish for “Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs”).

Inside the walls of the Alcázar is situated an exquisite garden, but this picture was taken outside. I love the feeling of reaching for the sky and the notion that you cannot possibly be in Europe.

See what you think, colour or black & white is best?



You can read some more about a couple more of my favourite Spanish cities and others besides in my previous blog showcasing underrated cities of Europe.

There are only two rules for this challenge:

1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.

Today I would like to nominate Indah Susanti of  indahs travel blog to join in. Of course this is only if you have the time and want to.

Indah is from Indonesia but now resides in The Netherlands and has a beautiful travel blog, which I am sure you will all love.



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  2. They are both stunning overview of this city, but in this case I think I like the colour one is my favourite, in the b&w the palms look a bit too dominant

  3. The black and white is good but I prefer the colour!

  4. I’m having to think about this one. I love Cordoba and have a bridge shot that would be perfect in black and white, but maybe not. It’s not at all my medium. 🙂

    1. Cordoba is a perfect muse……

  5. Thank you so much!! I will certainly join 🙂 The challenge is fun 🙂
    Really nice picture here, the black and white gives dramatic feeling 🙂

    1. Thanks Indah, I may try and find an Indonesian one too….

      1. Great, looking forward to it. Hi Wilbur, I am not sure if you know..but I usually post weekly Monochrome Monday –
        I think I am going to collaborate it with that theme. I will think it over 😉 cheers and have a great weekend!

      2. You are a trend setter !

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