Full day on the beach near Monopoli, Puglia. Bella! Bella! Adriatic Sea too cold for this mamma, the boys took a dip. Aperol Spritz and seafood at a restaurant on the beach, complete with an ancient palazzo. ❤️
La Maya Every year, in the town of Colmenar Viejo near Madrid, four or five girls are chosen as a Maya among the volunteers. Each one, aged between 7 and 11 years old, should sit still, serious, and quiet for a couple of hours on an altar placed on the street and decorated with local flowers and plants. The festivity of the Maya comes from pagan rites and traditionally it is believed that the Maya symbolically welcomes the resurgence of Nature after the lethargy of winter, although it is also said that it has a symbolism related to the passage of the girl to woman. With this series of portraits to the Maya girls, Daniel de Ochoa documents this tradition whose origins trace back to the Middle Ages. Daniel Ochoa de Olza (Pamplona, 1978) is an award-winning independent photojournalist based in Mexico City, and Madrid. His interest turned from painting to photography in 2001 when he started studying Artistic Photography at the Pamplona’s Art School and later on in Barcelona’s University. From 2004 Daniel was based in Madrid as a staff news photographer with The Associated Press. #maya#danielochoa#danielochoadeolza#photography
Monopoli (11th) 🆚 Catania (3rd) After their 1-0 win against Viterbese last weekend, Catania will be hoping to get another vital win against a strong Monopoli side. Monopoli are only three points behind the Rossazzurri.