Tiers of bicycle parking, Centraal Station, Amsterdam.
This week David and I are in Amsterdam. When I woke up this morning, I didn't imagine a totally unexpected opportunity would come my way - and I'd seize it! Yes! Sometimes one has to leap! Consequently, I'll be spending the month of July in Sevilla, Spain, working on photographic essays.
Now those who know me will say that me + Sevilla in July is hardly an ideal formula. And they'd be right. I dislike hot, humid weather and avoid it, whenever possible. The fiery summer heat is why - after studying Spanish in 2006 in Sevilla - I decided I could never live there long-term. But when an opportunity to spend July in the city's famous Santa Cruz barrio practically fell into my lap, I knew it would be crazy to let something like 40 degrees Celsius temperatures stop me.
After all, air-conditioned museums, churches, restaurants and department stores can help make the heat tolerable. And the best time to shoot photos is early in the morning or in the evening. So, for a few weeks, I shall adapt to a climate that normally wreaks havoc with my sinuses. I can take trains to Cordoba, Granada and Madrid. My husband will come to Sevilla for visits or meet me in Madrid, one of our favourite cities.
Meanwhile, I won't be accessing a computer again until Friday, when we're back in Paris. Hope you have a terrific week ahead! And should a marvelous opportunity come your way, consider taking a risk. You never know what wonders may await.