I recently had the pleasure of visiting a very beautiful city close to where I live in Spain. Fortunately I had my camera with me, a few lenses and my trusty polarising filter (which you need a lot here in sunny Spain). Before my day was completely wiped off by a sudden wave of heavy black clouds and following torrential rain, I managed to capture some of the warmth and beauty of this fair city!
Cartagena is an emerging tourist destination thanks to its heavy artistic heritage, a legacy of more than 2,500 years of history. In the film you can visualise some of this. It has a population of around 1/4 million people. Unfortunately I didn’t get time to look at the harbour because as I now understand, Cartagena is one of Spain’s largest navel bases. It lives mainly in construction and ship repair, oil refining and export of olive oil, fruits, citrus, vegetables, esparto, wine and metal products.
However I was taken in by the sheer beauty of many spots around the city. It has clearly placed a lot of time and effort into making it a sought-after tourist destination.