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article imagePhoto essay: A little summer craziness in Fuengirola, Spain Special

By Anne Sewell     Aug 28, 2013 in Travel
Fuengirola - There's something about summer that brings out the fun side of people. They get a bit of summer sun and out come the crazies. Bring out a camera, and everyone wants to pose.
The writer is trying to get back into the habit of carrying a camera at all times. You never know what might happen when you turn the next corner. A Kodak moment could be pending.
For example, I wanted to get a shot of a small shopping mall in Fuengirola called Las Rampas.
While lining up the shot, these kids decided to get into the frame:
Something about summer in Fuengirola  Spain - kids on the loose.
Something about summer in Fuengirola, Spain - kids on the loose.
Then there were some ladies at the beach doing their exercises - couldn't resist a shot:
Something about summer in Fuengirola  Spain - exercise time.
Something about summer in Fuengirola, Spain - exercise time.
Walking along the beachfront, I came across a clown, looking rather sad. Everyone is trying to make a euro or two these days, and he was trying his best. Seems he was cooling off after performing in the heat.
Something about summer in Fuengirola  Spain - the sad clown.
Something about summer in Fuengirola, Spain - the sad clown.
And then there was the elderly lady, pootling along on her mobility scooter with a bright plastic windmill on the back:
There s something about summer - A bright mobility scooter.
There's something about summer - A bright mobility scooter.
Possibly the most surprising "Kodak moment" is below. I was walking along, minding my own business, when I heard the loud cry, "Foto! Foto!" It turns out that this group of guys were in town on a stag weekend.
In typical male style, they had dressed for the beach and got their gear together. However, being a stag weekend, there was no blow-up lilo (air mattress), for them. They had something much more interesting in mind for their water fun.
The guy on the left, posing to show me the back of his t-shirt ("the handsome boyfriend") is the up-and-coming groom:
Something about summer in Fuengirola  Spain - the Stag Weekend.
Something about summer in Fuengirola, Spain - the Stag Weekend.
Just goes to show, if you want some original shots, always carry the camera!
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