Goodbye WPC: You’ll Miss Us When You’re Gone

All-Time Favorites

 

It’s sad to see the end of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. It was a great community, and I found some great blogs to follow every week.

WPC: All-Time Favorites

Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Scarlet

Scarlet in Sacr0monte

Zambra (flamenco) in the Caves, Granada, Spain

Zambra, the regional style of flamenco from Granada, can be seen in the Sacromonte, the hills above Granada, Spain. It is up close and personal.

Join Jennifer’s Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola, a 4 month (January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018) blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a past or current crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.

Peek

Zambra

Zambra Flamenco in the Sacramonte Caves Above Granada, Spain

In the caves of Sacramonte, on the hillsides above Granada, a variation of flamenco has developed over the centuries. Zambra, in which the flamenco performer both dances and sings, is unique to the Roma culture in the provinces of Granada and Almeria in Andalusia, Spain. Zambra is said to have Moorish origins. I a darkened, narrow cave, with the drums and guitars echoing the rapid stomping of the dancers feet, Zambra is mesmerizing.

WPC: Peek

A Photo A Week: Tender Moments

Hands, Touching Hands

Hands, Dancers, Barcelona, Spain

Joined hands of two dancers performing the Saldana in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona Unity

La Sardana

La Sardana, Catalan dance, Placa Nova, Barcelona

On Saturday evenings in Barcelona, people gather to dance the Sardana, a traditional Catalan circle dance. The Sardana is a symbol of Catalan cultural unity, representing regional pride and Catalonia’s distinct identity from the rest of Spain. A small orchestra (cobla) plays the music. After the Spanish Civil War, General Francisco Franco’s government banned the Sardana as a symbol of Catalan identity and nationalism. In 2010, the Catalan government added the Sardana to its list of Catalan festivities and made it a dance of national interest. This photo was taken in front of the Cathedral on Barcelona’s Plaça Nova.

 

CFFC: Starts with Ap

Apsara

Apsara, Angkor Wat, Angkor Temple Complex, Siem Reap, Cambodia

An apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Apsaras are a common motif on temples and other buildings throughout  Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, and other parts of Southeast Asia. Often translated as nymph or muse, the depiction of apsaras differ in each culture. Dancing apsara in bas-relief  decorate the walls of Angkor Wat, the largest temple (AD 1116–1150) in Angkor Archaeological Park, and the largest religious monument in the world .

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