Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Caldes de Malavella Catalonia Spain

The Siesta Time in Caldes de Malavella, Catalonia

In the early afternoon the residents retired into shuttered rooms leaving a dusty tree lined boulevard which was slumbering in the soporific heat and which followed the line of a straight road with once grand villas with rusting iron balustrades, heavy wooden doors with impenetrable metal locks and adorned with scarlet geraniums spilling untidily over the balconies and dropping their crisp, sunburnt leaves into the street like confetti.

It was so quiet that I could hear the paint lifting and splitting on the wooden doors, the gentle creaking of rusty shutter hinges, the squeaking complaints of rattan as sleeping residents shifted a little in their balcony chairs and the faint crack of seed pods in the flower planters.

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8 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

  1. Hah! faint crack of seed pods indeed! You’re getting quite fanciful! O_o

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  2. a very nice photograph..awesome writing..

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  3. Nice peaceful shot, Andrew. I could see myself on that bench for a siesta 🙂

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