Our Lady of Carmen is the Patron Saint of Fishermen and the Sea and is much loved around the coast of Spain. I had the privilege of witnessing the event both in Marbella and Puerto Banus and following the procession. Read about the event and see my photographs.

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No visit to Granada in Andalucia (Spain) would be complete without a visit to the Sacromonte to see the Gypsy dancers perform in caves hewn out of the hillside. I have included photographs of the dancers and musicians and of the beautiful location.

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The Hat Fair is Britain’s longest running festival of street theatre and outdoor arts – taking place in Winchester on the first weekend of July each year. The name originates from the practice of placing a hat on the floor for donations. These days many visitors attend adorned in all manner of fancy hats adding a bit more colour to the festival atmosphere. Artists from around the world perform from Friday to Sunday on pitches in the ancient city and around the mighty cathedral and wandering performers can be found just about anywhere.

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This is my seventh visit to Stonehenge, for the Summer Solstice. There is something very special about this event, firstly the people but also the unique atmosphere and the almost spiritual location. It’s very international too with young people travelling from all over Europe for this, what must be the biggest free party in the UK.

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