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Belchite, ghost town of Spanish Civil War

In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, the town of Belchite (Aragon) was destroyed in a fierce battle between loyalist Spanish Republican forces and General Franco's rebel forces. A new town was built later near the ruins while the old Belchite was abandoned. If you like shooting ghost towns this is the place to go in Spain.

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Shooting in Madrid

As a professional travel photographer, I am constantly faced with unpredictable challenges: unwanted cranes, historical buildings swaddled in scaffolding, hordes of tourists and, above all, inclement weather. Weather dominated my recent trip to Madrid: unusual Arctic weather blanketed half of Spain with snow and producing freezing temperatures. 

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Stefano Politi Markovina