{above the city} Ocean Views from Castillo de Santa Barbara, Alicante

On a bright Tuesday morning, I started out my day looking for the Barrio Santa Cruz and ended up on top of a mountain. It was election day back in the US, and after casting my absentee ballot two weeks prior (travel is a valid reason), all that was left to do was wait for the results. So as I found myself walking up Calle San Juan, I looked at my Google Map which estimated that the castle on the mountain was just a 12 minute walk away. I had planned to visit another day this week, but since it was so close, I thought why not go right now?

Let’s just say that 12 minutes turned into one and a half hours. Even though I stopped to take photos at the view (twice) there’s no way that hike would have taken twelve measly minutes. In any case, I am so glad I did it because the views were simply incredible! Be sure to wear proper shoes (unlike me in my flats!) as some of the stones are slippery – I would know. (I didn’t fall, I just unexpectedly sat down, ok?)

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara
Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara Alicante

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara
Castillo de Santa Barbara
Castillo de Santa Barbara
Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Castillo de Santa Barbara
Castillo de Santa Barbara
December 11, 2016
I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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Your photos are unreal! What do you shoot and/or edit with?

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Hi Victoria! I shoot with a Nikon D5300 and edit in Lightroom :)

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