Conscious Cultural Travel Spain / Andalusia

Spain, Andalusia, Granada, Alhambra, Culture, Travel, Cultural Travel
View from Alhambra of Granada, Spain. photo by Vivek Singh

May 11 – 21st 2019

You’ve traveled the world looking at nature, monuments, street scenes, and people. Now you’re ready to go beyond being a tourist and become a conscious cultural traveler. This workshop is a unique opportunity to be guided by experienced professionals into enrichment of your life as a cultural explorer and observer. Photographers, as well as non-photographers, will learn from this unique approach to travel. See the tour/workshop description and itinerary at Global Citizen Tours

“This trip is about more than photography, it is an opportunity to see Spain from the inside out. What we observe is a reflection of our inner eye, the lens of our heart, that was initially shaped by our environment growing up and later by the choices we made, as we became more aware. We offer participants a myriad of opportunities to expand their inner lens and enter a world of seeing which will be reflected and captured in their images.” Wayne Eastep & Anne Ferrier

Alhambra, Andalucia, Andalusia, Andalusia-Spain, Andalusian-Horses, Antequera-Spain, Architecture, Art, creativity, Cultural-Travel, Culture, Dolmens, Food, Granada-Spain, Jerez-Spain, Life Observed, Malaga-Spain, Nature, Recent Personal Images, Sherry, Spain, Tapas-Spain, Travel, Travel-Photography

Travel to Andalusia Spain And Upgrade From Tourist to Cultural Explorer.

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art, perception, abstract, mirror, sculpture, photo, photography, New York City,

Reflection of the Flatiron Building from mirror sculpture at 23rd St. and Fifth Avenue, New York City

Art in public space Singapore

Art in public space Singapore

broken mirror,nature, woods

Broken mirror in the woods, Sarasota, Florida

When I think about how we see, I sense that we look optically with our eyes and we perceive with our minds eye. The amount of information we see at one time is enormous. Our minds eye selects, filters, organizes, categorizes, defines, and correlates what we see, then creates meaning by integrating with our consciousness. Did I mention this is done in a micro second?

Art can frame and re-frame the physical world and help us see and think about what we often take for granted.  It presents  an opportunity to expand our perception and enter a state of observation and hopefully, awareness.

These three images that did that for me.   The broken mirror reflecting the surrounding woods was alongside the road.  The women in Singapore were having fun with a freestanding set of translucent and mirrored panels and the sculpture near Madison Square park in New York created segmented and reflected views of the iconic Flatiron building, the Empire State building and a tour bus along Fifth Avenue.

These images posit the question, what is consciousness?  They even challenge our assumption of what reality is.  Is it what’s in front of us, behind us, what we see within one plane or what we saw just before we became aware of what we are now seeing?  More often than not, the role of art is to raise the question rather than propose the answer.

Art, Recent Personal Images

Planes of Perception

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