Congratulations to the winners of our Spain photo contest!
Our grand prize winner, Fodor's member Bob_Estremera1, will receive a suite of Fodor's four-color guidebooks and his photo will be featured in Fodor's Spain 2011. Thank you to everyone who participated; we were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries that we received.
Grand Prize Winner
Santa Maria del Mar from Calle Argenteria
"These were my first steps from our hotel in the Barri Gotic. My heart raced at the intimacy of the narrow, romantic street with such a magnificent church beckoning me to enter."
Photo by Bob_Estremera1
"After hiking uphill through the winding streets of the Albaicín we came to one of the highest points, the plaza in front of the church of San Nicolás — called the Mirador de San Nicolás which has the most magnificent view — on the hill opposite — of the Alhambra, glowing pink in the late afternoon light as it forms a beautiful silhouette against the snow peaks of the Sierra Nevada."
Photo by Ann Forcier
"As a photographer, the shapes, colors and the two old men enjoying the day as much as I did. All under the attentive eyes of the master."
Photo by Bob_Estremera1
Priest in the Granada Cathedral
"We were among the last visitors to the Granada Cathedral on Maundy Thursday in 2009, before they closed the doors to prepare for the Semana Santa processions. Upon exiting, I turned around one last time and caught a shot of this priest, moving swiftly across the checkered floors."
Photo by mellocello
The Intensity of Flamenco
"If you go to Spain and don't see a flamenco show you're really missing an important part of their culture. The strumming of a guitar, whirling colorful dresses and intense passion will leave you in a trance... and wanting more!"
Photo by Christine B. Patronick
Colors of Summer
"Detail of a souvenir shop window display in Toledo. This architectural jewel of a city sits inland, deep in the heart of Castille, where summers are dry and very hot. For centuries, Castillian ladies have used (and continue to use)these colorful hand-held fans to cool themselves in the mid-day heat."
Photo by Sandra Balboa
"Bilbao's traditional architecture is mirrored onto the face of one of the modernistic buildings of the city."
Photo by Peter Forde
Mosque of Abderrama'n
"This Moorish mosque,was huge. I learned that it's the 3rd largest in the world, and I was so impressed with the arches. No matter where I stood, all of the arches lined up both diagonally and straight on. The architecture is amazing."
Photo by Nicki Geigert
Bulls On The Move
"Having run with the bulls several times, I decided to sit this one out with my wife on the safety of a rented balcony. This photo reminds me I'm often amazed at how hard the Spaniards work at play. ¡Viva San Fermin!"
Photo by ciaony
"This traditional white village is one of the most photographed in Spain."
Photo by EllenS
Following the Ruta de Don Quixote thru Consuegra
"Cervantes novel Don Quixote remains a popular work of literary art. Driving along side of these wonderfully perserved windmills you can hear the wind whispering as it must have in the novel encouraging Quixote to ride and fight these giants."
Photo by JoAnna Schillaci