Glimpse of Spain

A Photo Series

Spain is an overwhelmingly beautiful country. With its architecture, history and culture, it swept me off my feet. I received a scholarship to study abroad in Madrid for four weeks over the past summer where I immersed myself into Spanish culture and daily life with Spanish classes and strolls through the city centre. From celebrating World Pride in the barrio of Chueca to eating heavenly empanadas in the barrio of Chamberí, experiencing Spain in the shoes of a local was life changing. Apart from Madrid, I also visited Segovia (fun fact: Alcázar de Segovia, the Segovian castle, was actually Walt Disney’s inspiration for Cinderella’s castle) and Valencia, a coastal city by the Mediterranean Sea. It was a truly unforgettable experience that I was able to enshrine in a plethora of photos. All photos were taken on an iPhone 7.

Parque de El Retiro
Rosaleda en el Parque de El Retiro
Gran Vía where the streets are lined with a variety of shops.
Kayaking el Río Duratón en el Parque Natural de las Hoces del Río Duratón.
Alcazár de Segovia
Views of Segovia
The Royal Palace
The Mediterranean Sea, as seen from a beach in Valencia. Much to my surprise the water was freezing.
Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe; Ciutat de les Artes i les Ciències en València
Graffiti in the barrio of La Latina.
Plaza Mayor sporting a banner in support of World Pride.
Watched the sunset from el Parque Pío Felipe (also known as Parque de las Siete Tetas).

A glimpse of Spain from the summer of 2017.


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Written by Olga Wiktoria

A senior in high school, Olga is passionate about feminism, politics, and mental health. Apart from writing, she also enjoys travel. Currently planning to major in International Relations and become a polyglot.