Articles by: mercedescatalan

The Icelandic waterfalls. Part I

When you travel around Iceland you see many waterfalls… A lot!! Some of them are just trickles of water melting from glaciers in the mountains, others are huge and thunderous and majestic. All of them are beautiful. Trying to choose the most beautiful ones to write about them is very […]

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Like a dream

The Forty Foot is a promontory at the southern tip of Dublin Bay, where people have been swimming in the cold waters of the Irish sea for almost 250 years. It’s been a gentlemen swimming club for almost all of its history and, thanks to its isolated and hidden location, it […]

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Látrabjarg

Látrabjarg is probably one of my favourite places in Iceland. Located in the Westfjords, Látrabjarg is formed by a line of huge cliffs almost 450 m high and is the westernmost point of Iceland and Europe. The views of the Atlantic Ocean are magnificent (it’s considered one of the most beautiful […]

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Here comes the sun

I know, sunrise photographs are very common… Well, not for me. At least, since I live in Dublin. As you can imagine, there are more cloudy than sunny days and in summer, when the weather is not so bad, the sun rises so early that waking up at 3 in […]

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Gorch Fock

Living in Dublin has some perks. Visits of beautiful tall ships are one of them, specially when these are training ships from all around the world. Last september we enjoyed the visit of one of the two German training ships, the Gorch Fock, who docked at the river Liffey. Definitely, she enhanced the […]

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Autumn in Madrid

Autumn is always a gorgeous season to photograph. The special light, the colours, the scents… After some years living abroad, I recently travelled to Madrid, where I could see the city and its surroundings in this magical season. I forgot how gorgeous Spain can be in autumn. The transition between summer […]

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Jökulsárlón

I visited Iceland with my husband this summer. I’d never been there before but I knew the travel wasn’t going to disappoint me. We stayed there for 14 days, driving along the famous road 1 (which encircles almost the whole country), trying to explore the island as much as we could. It […]

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Sunset at the Liffey

November couldn’t have started better this year. A clear sky and mild temperatures welcomed one of the darkest months in Dublin. It was impossible to resist the temptation of going outside and walk along the Liffey, the river that divides Dublin in two and is home to some of the most […]

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Glendalough

It took me some time to discover this magical location in the mountains of Wicklow, but now it’s one of my favourite places in Ireland. Glendalough (which means the “Valley of the Two Lakes”) is one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland. The ruins of a monastic settlement from the 6 century, […]

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