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Andalucia Photography Tour - Almond Blossom and Architecture

07th - 11th Feb, 2020 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Peter Hendrie and

£1399.00 pp / Deposit -£1,399.00

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Andalucia is arguably the most exotic and stunning region in all of Spain. With its remarkable architecture and breathtaking landscape the region has evolved into a wonderful amalgam of Moorish culture and recent Spanish tradition.

Every year around St Valentines day, the hills and valleys of the magnificent Las Alpujarras become clothed in a sea of pale pink blossom as hundreds of thousands of almond trees burst into life with a truly memorable show that can be seen from many kilometres away. This tour is essentially for the ubiquitous almond blossom and the images that we make will be our prize and will express our sense of wonder that such beauty could be found in the almond tree presenting itself in it’s finest performance.

Join Peter Hendrie on his eighth Andalucian photography tour of this incredible destination and benefit from his knowledge of the best places for landscape photography.

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At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Easy
  • Included
    • TUITION FROM PETER HENDRIE
    • Accommodation on a single occupancy basis
    • Breakfasts
    • Transport during the tour
    • Airport transfers from the recommended flights
    • Critique sessions (time and weather dependant)
  • Excluded
    • Flights
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Insurance
  • Duration 4 Night Tours
  • Tour Code AND21
Andalucia Photography Tour - Almond Blossom and Architecture

Andalucia Photography Tour - Andalucia Landscape Photography

Andalucia is arguably the most exotic and stunning region in all of Spain. With its remarkable architecture and breathtaking landscape the region has evolved into a wonderful amalgam of Moorish culture and recent Spanish tradition.

If this rugged landscape could speak, it would testify to untold battles and conquests by both Moors and later Christian forces. This is the southernmost region of Spain. Less than 200 kilometers away lies Africa – little wonder that the Moors invaded and swept across Andalucia. These remarkable people left behind some of the finest architectural examples of their refined culture. Andalucia stretches from Huelva in the west to the Sierra de Los Filabres and Lorca in the East. Many regard Granada and the fabulous high Sierra Nevada (standing at 3,482 metres) as the hub of this astonishing region. The first view of the Sierra Nevada; a majestic hunched, spine of rock glistening with its mantle of snow in very early spring is a memory that abides for ever. The mountains seem to proudly guard the illustrious and beautiful city of Granada. Directly behind the great hulk of the Sierra Nevada lie the fertile hills and valleys of Las Alpujarras.

It is within the magnificent Alpujarras, that around St Valentines day becomes clothed in a sea of pale pink blossom as hundreds of thousands of almond trees burst into life with a truly memorable show that can be seen from many kilometres away.

Being in the midst of the Alpujarras, it is inevitable that we will discover that pink blossom has featured in very many of our images. It is hoped that early spring flowers will have emerged to complement the soft pink and it is very probable that we will visit and photograph pathways flanked with almond trees leading perhaps to plantations offering more regimented almond avenues.

We could not leave the ravishing acres of pink without seeing and photographing the jewel in Granada’s crown; the great Moorish palace, the formidable Alhambra. 

The interior of the Alhambra is mesmerizing; with intricately carved domed ceilings and arches offering wonderful opportunities for close up detail images of this stunning workmanship.

If time allows, we would hope to venture into the gypsy quarter one evening for some fiery, pulsating flamenco dancing to get us quickly into the spirit of the place. 

But this landscape photography tour of Andalucia is essentially for the ubiquitous almond blossom and the images that we make will be our prize and will express our sense of wonder that such beauty could be found in the almond tree presenting itself in it’s finest performance.

Join Peter Hendrie on his eighth Andalucian photography tour of this incredible destination and benefit from his knowledge of the best places for landscape photography.

Schedule

  • Hotel Puerta Nazari

    Staying at Hotel Puerta Nazari from 7th - 11th February for 4 nights.

    On a single occupancy basis. Bed and breakfast.

    Schedule

For tours outside of the UK, we will select a recommended flight which will depart from a London airport to the destination. In most cases (unless stated otherwise), the tour leaders will greet you at the destination airport from this flight and return you to the airport at the end of the tour.

Please DO NOT book your flights until advised to do so by the office. Tours have to become viable before we select the recommended flight.

Once a tour has enough bookings to make it viable, you will receive an email to alert you that the recommended flights have been uploaded to your client area on the website.

You are welcome to make alternative travel arrangements. If doing so, please ensure you are at the destination airport for the arrival time of the recommended flight to ensure you can take the transfer to the hotel. Alternatively you can arrange your own transfers and meet the group at the hotel on the first night.

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