Sounds and images from Spain



Once again we invite you to make a virtual journey around the world with our audio-visual teleportative series "Sounds and images from...". This time we feature a report from Spain and Canary Islands.Check the maps and galleries from:


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Malaga is a city in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain (395 km², 568,305 population). Malaga was founded by the Phoenicians circa 770 BC. The name Malaka is probably derived from the Phoenician word for "salt" because fish was salted near the harbour.In its Roman stage, the city shows a remarkable degree of development.Later on, during the Muslim Arabic rule over Spain, the city became an important trade centre. Today Malaga is one of the tourist centres of Spain, with its subtropical-mediterranean climate (with mild winters and hot summers), an impressive architectural remains, Picasso Museum (famous painter was born here in 1881) and other cultural places of interest.

Granada and Dílar

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Granada is another capital of eponymous province in Andalusia. The city of Granada is placed at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Main places of interest includes both moorish design and Spanish gothic style architectural sites. And a lot of amazing landscapes! Dilar is a small municipality (it occupies the area of 80 km²) located in the province of Granada, just 9 km outside of it's capital, the city of Granada.

San José de Níjar

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This delightful small village of 175 souls is situated in Almería province in the south-east of Spain. There is a refreshing lack of high-rise development here, and the town has sandy streets, a natural park and one of the finest beaches on the Cabo de Gata located along a dirt road to the Southwest of town.


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It's the capital and second-most populous city of the Canary Islands. Life is extremely voluptuous and entertaining here, bringing you all the way through - from futuristic architecture and weird street-art to the glamorous villas, from the crazy street players to a tropical forest, rocky mountains, sunny beaches and powerful and reigning nature, so almighty and truthful comparing to our fussy and mean-spirited modern civilization.


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This Spanish island is the easternmost of the autonomous Canary Islands, approximately 125 km off the coast of Africa. From the top of the highest mountain (671 m) you man enjoy the surrealistic landscapes and phenomenal lava field, which was captured in a few famous movies - from "One Million Years B.C." (1966) to Almodovar's "Broken Embraces".


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This is one of the most undeveloped of Canary Islands - it's also the second largest and the closest one to the coast of Africa. Mostly is just a wasteland, the endless and heavenly beaches and just a few spores of civilization here and there.

Field recordings were made with Fostex LA2-A digital recorder and RODE-NT4; photos - with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 camera.

Field recordings: Vadim Ugryumov
Photos: Victor Victorov