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86 posts from June 2011

June 30, 2011

El Clavo, Xabia, Spain

P6290103Sonnyphotos patatas bravas and a rose wine P6290104Sonnyphotos
just gone 9pm and still daylight P6290106Sonnyphotos hmmm, on eof the kid's favourite, Albondigas P6290108Sonnyphotos
still life P6290109Sonnyphotos all that's left over form the fish P6290110Sonnyphotos
and the wine P6290117Sonnyphotos
so we head to one of the many little beach bars set up along the beach ( same one we went for coffee this morning ) And that's the big problem with Australia, we can't just go a little bar set up on the beach in summer, like you can do in just every town in any of the countries all along the Mediterranea . Why not in Australia, why still this archaic antiquated, conservative, british system of alcohol licensing laws, prohibting drinking in parks and beaches ( and you wonder why we have a binge drinking problem ) P6290118Sonnyphotos

Ugliest Apartment building in Xabia goes to


Swim Time

P6290097Sonnyphotos After all that "hot" fashion, time for a swim P6290084Sonnyphotos and some refreshments perhaps ? P6290085Sonnyphotos Bebeir does some laps after work P6290088Sonnyphotos
some one is missing in this photo :-) P6290092Sonnyphotos
especially now that Leentje turns up with the iced bottled of champagne P6290093Sonnyphotos cheers

June 29, 2011

Belle & India

P6290083Sonnyphotos Remember this place P6290086Sonnyphotos and the view from your room ?

June 28, 2011

Summertime and the livin' is easy ( love that song )

P6280073sonnyphotos Up early, after breakfast, head down to one of the beach side cafe's for a coffee before it gets too crowded P6280076sonnyphotos
you can imagine this place will be popular come lunchtime P6280079sonnyphotos
might come back later for a drink, for now, a good coffee ( why do the french just not get it, that their coffee sux ) P6280080sonnyphotos birthday gurl P6280081sonnyphotos location, shoot ? Charlotte ? P6280082sonnyphotos hello !!


Sunset Drive to Parents house

From the airport it's about an hour's drive to my parents house, awesome setting sun behind me, I take a snap with phone cam at 120km/hour, but it does not capture the richness IMG_0506sonnyphotos try rear view mirror instead, nope _JAC0478sonnyphotos
So I pull over once I left the highway, and how awesome is this, never seen the streaks so vividly before ( no photoshopping here ) amazing no ? _JAC0479sonnyphotos
(damn power lines :-) _JAC0475sonnyphotos
so didn't quite make it to my parents before nightfall :-(

Off to Spain ( short trip only )

_JAC0429sonnyphotos At Paris Orly airport , never used this airport before, and what a mess this airport is, pandemonium, just a mess, people everywhere, staff unhelpful, you know , stuff like, I don't work for Iberia so I can't tell you, basic stuff.
I'm fortunate enough to use the business counter to check in ( frequent traveller ) after I found it, no signs etc..., but just as I found it, next to massive queues , a fight broke out between 2 guys and their families, I was expecting security personnel to be all over it, but nope, even the check in staff did not bat an eye lid, I was astounded. So in a nut shell, Orly, not a recommended airport, was something more akin to a bombay train station and everyone trying to get on the train.
Even at the boarding gate, this Spanish boofhead and his 3 boofhead kids, knocked over an elderly passenger as he pushed ahead of the queue, yes, I told him off, and the elderly lady was on a business ticket, when I helped her up, I was expecting her to go into a rant about the fact she is in business etc.., but no, it was as if it was normal for her, anyway, enough ranting, let's look at some cloud pictures instead _JAC0430sonnyphotos Eifeel in the middle of Paris _JAC0434sonnyphotos
France _JAC0435sonnyphotos
_JAC0442sonnyphotos getting close to Bordeaux, and this river is close to the Atlantic coastline _JAC0446sonnyphotos
you can just make out the coastline in this photo, my guess, just north of Lacanau _JAC0453sonnyphotos storm clouds we just flew through over the Pyrenees, was bumpy and grey, so in Spain now _JAC0457sonnyphotos
_JAC0459sonnyphotos lonely cloud over a hill , close to Madrid _JAC0460sonnyphotos
_JAC0464sonnyphotos after landing in Madrid, straight onto the next plane to Valencia ( oh, yeah, that's the other thing at Orly, we sat on the plane for an over an hour, with no news from the captain as to what was actually going on, so was lucky to make my connection ) _JAC0466sonnyphotos
landscape near Valencia ( orange groves, and lots of them )

June 27, 2011

ACNE SS 12 Men's Fashion Show Paris Backstage

_PMF9509ACNESonnyphotos this, the official last shot of mens ss12 season, last frame, done , dusted...where's the champagne

Thom Browne Men's SS 12 Fashion Paris Backstage ( at Maxims )


Qasimi Men's SS 12 Fashion Show Paris Backstage