Thursday, December 8, 2011

Only words?

It´s easy, only five minutes to think about human rights. What´s the problem in this world?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Great cover! Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers (electric violin and guitar)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It´s your way

That´s the next song I´ve done. It´s quicker and shorter than the last one, but I think it´s more elaborated.

"It´s your way" / David Rodríguez Ramos

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Dangerous Line

One month ago I started to practice with GarageBand, typical application you´ve in your Mac, but you never touch it. That´s my first "song", if you can call song....

Enjoy it!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Switzerland: neutrality and nature

Switzerland is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It has borders with France to the west, Italy to the south, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east and Germany to the north.
The climate is temperate, but varies with altitude. Switzerland has cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters and cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers.
Switzerland is known for its mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) but it also has a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes. The highest point is Dufourspitze at 4,634 m while Lake Maggiore is only 195 m above sea level.

The green fields of Switzerland / David Rodríguez Ramos

Lake Maggiore / David Rodríguez Ramos

The Aletsch Glacier / David Rodríguez Ramos

The flag in Genève / David Rodríguez Ramos

The man, the chair and the building / David Rodríguez Ramoa

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Scottish culture: Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh is renowned world-wide for its history, architecture, scenery and cultural attractions. Built on a set of hills, it is situated between the Firth of Forth to the north, the Pentland Hills to the south, and the council areas of East Lothian and West Lothian to the east and west. The population today is estimated at over 450,000 and is growing rapidly, predominantly through migration. Known in the 19th century for biscuits, brewing and books, its economy has become oriented towards services, particularly in the areas of finance, science and the professions. Edinburgh is the second largest financial centre in the UK after London and the fourth largest in Europe, including the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Life and the Lloyds Banking Group subsidiaries Bank of Scotland and Scottish Widows. Biscuits are still made in the city by Burtons and Nairn-Simmers, but McVities left in 1969. Most of the major breweries have closed, leaving only the Caledonian Brewery in Slateford Road and there are a few modest book publishers. The city also has a significant retail sector, centred on Princes Street, with large shopping complexes including Princes Mall, St. James' Centre, the Gyle Centre, Ocean Terminal and Fort Kinnaird.

There are signs of human activity in the area from at least c.5000 BC with fortifications evident from c.1000 BC. Celtic and Roman occupants were followed by Northumbrians and Scots. In the 15th Century it was made Scotland's capital, but its importance as the political centre of Scotland was later diminished by the Union of 1707 with England. Later cultural and architectural achievements in the 18th and 19th centuries, along with its seven hills, earned it the title 'Athens of the North'. Today, Edinburgh is known world-wide as a tourist mecca, as a major financial centre, and as the site of one of the world's largest international arts festivals, held annually since 1947. In addition, the city's importance as a political centre was re-established with the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999.

Edinburgh has four universities; namely Edinburgh (1582), Heriot-Watt (1966), Napier (1992) and Queen Margaret (1998), together with the highest proportion of privately-educated children of any city in the UK, reaching 25% of the total school population distributed across 15 fee-paying schools. Edinburgh also benefits from the only municipally-owned bus company in Scotland.

Seeing Edinburgh from the sky

Monday, October 17, 2011

A little part of Spanish History

Segovia is located within the Iberian Peninsula, near Valladolid and Madrid, which is the capital of Spain.
The province of Segovia is one of nine that make up the Autonomous Community of Castile and León. It is neighbored by Burgos and Valladolid to the north, Ávila to the west, Madrid and Guadalajara to the south and Soria to the east. The altitude of the province varies from 750 meters in the extreme northwest to a maximum of 2,430 meters at Peñalara peak.
The Aqueduct

The Aqueduct

The Cathedral

The Cathedral and an airplane in the sky

A look to the Cathedral

"El Alcázar"

One view of Segovia

Typical dish to eat in Segovia: "Cochinillo"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

If not now, When?

Incubus es una banda americana de rock procedentes de Calabasas, California. La banda fue formada en 1991 por el vocalista Brandon Boyd, el guitarrista Mike Einziger, y el batería Jose Pasillas durante la educación secundaria. Más tarde la banda se terminó de formar con la incorporación del bajista Alex "Dir Lalnce" Katunich, y Gavin "DJ Lyge" Koppell; ambos renplanzados con posterioridad por el bajista Ben Kenney y DJ Kilmore.
Incubus recibió tanto el elogio de la crítica, como el éxito comercial, alcanzando el disco de platino. La banda empezó a hacerse famosa con el lanzamiento en 1999 del álbum Make Yourself. En 2001, se hicieron todavía más famosos con el single "Drive", al cual acompañó inmediatamente el álbum Morning View. Su sexto álbum, Light Grenades, debutó como Nº1 en 2006 y recibió el disco de oro en EE.UU.
Incubus lanzó su primer álbum de hits en Junio de 2009, se llamó Monuments and Melodies. Lo acompañó de un tour por EE.UU, Japón y Canadá. La banda, recientemente, acaba de sacar a la luz su séptimo álbum, If not know, When?, lanzado al mercado el 12 de Julio de 2011.

Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in high school and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; both of whom were eventually replaced by bassist Ben Kenney and DJ Kilmore respectively.
Incubus has received both critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching multi-platinum sales, as well as releasing several highly successful singles. The band started branching out creatively and earned mainstream recognition with the release of their 1999 album Make Yourself. In 2001, Incubus became even more successful with the single "Drive" and their follow-up album Morning View. Their sixth studio album, Light Grenades, debuted at No. 1 in 2006 and has received Gold certification in the U.S. Incubus released their first greatest hits album Monuments and Melodies in June 2009, accompanied by a tour of the United States, Japan and Canada. The band recently completed a seventh album, If Not Now, When?, which was released on July 12, 2011.

Pardon me, del disco Make Yourself, 1999 (from Youtube)

Promises Promises, del último disco If not know, When? (from Youtube)

Versíon acústica de una de sus canciones más famosas: Drive (from Youtube)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lomography views

 Cuando irrumpió la cámara digital compacta en el mercado, parecía que los viejos carretes iban a quedar aparcados para la posteridad. Pero, como en la mayoría de los casos, las modas vuelven al pasado. Esto es lo que ha pasado hasta en la fotografía, donde muchos curiosos hemos incluido la lomografía. A continuación, expongo parte de mi experiencia lomográfica.

When digitals cameras irrupted in the photography market, it seemed that old rolls were going to disappear. But, like in everything, the fashion world of the photography have returned to the past. Lot of curious people has included the lomography into their pictures. So, this is my lomographic experience.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Venezia! particolarità ovunque!

Cuando se hace de noche te das cuenta de que Venecia es especial, los turistas van desapareciendo poco a poco, se empieza a escuchar sólo el agua de los canales y las góndolas son aparcadas dejando el tráfico libre. Delante de vuestros ojos, una instantánea del momento en el que la noche llega a Venecia.