Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Granada.


People still keep asking me about photographs. So, as I'm back in Andalucia here's a B&W landscape from about 6 years ago...

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Granada is difficult presently. Very difficult. More difficult than any other January I can remember here. Long hours just for subsistance living. Many direct flights have stopped flying into Granada. This is the biggest factor as far as I can tell. No cheap season tourists from other EU countries. Well, some, but not as many.

Planning to head to Gran Canaria next week. It may happen. Nah, actually, it WILL happen!

17 comments:

Brian Barry said...

Hi John, Thats a nice shot. Where exactly is it? I met you here (Granada) back in April. I'm the Irish guy into Pinhole photography. I'll keep an eye out for you over the weekend.

Art in Hiding said...

Hi Barry, It's on the borders of Granada and Almeria. Close to Alcanzar.

Seems I'm waiting for work to come good here in Granada. Mañana mañana! I may be around for a few more days.

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jpbelmar.com said...

Hi John. It was good to meet you over the past weekend. I'm the dancer/artist who bought your sketch of La Plaza Nueva. I now have it hanging on the ceiling of my attic art studio. Thanks for your help with the pictures. I have a quick question; you don't get some sort of license to sell your work in the streets, do you? If I were to dance in the streets of Granada and put some of my work out to sell wherever I dance, do you think I would need some type of license to do that technically? If so and I didn't get it, do you think I could be getting myself into trouble?

I hope to run into you again someday. You were a real inspiration to me. Thanks, Jennifer Belmar (jpbelmar.com)

Art in Hiding said...

Hi Jennifer,

I'm currently finishing a book with a guide with information about street licences and permissions etc.

Permission varies from city to city and country to country.

In Granada you will have to apply for permission at the town hall. Fill in a form called a 'solictu', get that stamped (you need your passport, or residencia). Then you have to go to Policia Local who say yes/no, and possibly give you authorisation. You to be very clear about what you want to do, where, and when. It's free.

It's worth checking the laws firstly to make sure your application complies. Ayuntamiento won't tell you what is, or isn't legal - it's not their job. Amplified music is not allowed for example.

Many people work without permission. In most cases Policia Local will simply tell you to pack-up and leave. However, get the wrong police on the wrong day and you stand the chance of having everything confiscated and a €2000 on the spot fine!

Similar systems exist in most Spanish cities. However, you will never get permission to work in central locations of Barcelona, Valencia and Seville.

If you are not contravening any local law (I don't), you don't have to get permission. But, some police are as confused as us about what requires permissions and their is little point in arguing your case. Just pack-up and move on.

I was asked to move yesterday because of a VIP visit. No problem. Just take a break for an hour, then return.

All the best,

John.

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Natalia said...

Great painting of Plaza Nueva!! fantastic! Thanks

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