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Autumn beach walk

Barceloneta TanjaK Photography

The surfers

Barceloneta TanjaK Photography

All images are shot with FujiFilm X T1 and fUJINON 18-55MM
Today my shoot was cancelled. I had my gear with me so I decided to go to the location I had planned to use anyway. I cycled down to the beach. The light was gorgeous after a few days of overcast weather. I jumped of my Bicycle just before Barceloneta as I had spotted a cluster of surfers who were all wearing red suits ;). So lovely to see the red against the blue sea. I soon became distracted by the plays of light as the sun was setting behind me and casting crazy shadows across the empty boardwalk. This photo series tells the story of my walk down to the WHotel.

Barceloneta TanjaK Photography

The twin towers built in 1992. Is actually the Mapfre & Hotel Arts buildings

Barceloneta TanjaK Photography

The WHotel

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Barceloneta TanjaK Photography

Streets of Raval, Barcelona


Raval is chaotic, but I love it!!! Join me on a short photo walk through the streets.  I stepped out with just a 50mm lens and let Raval envelope me with its magic. I love this neighbourhood and its great for street photography wiht its narrow long streets, graffiti and colourful people. These are the shots that I liked from my hour walk in Raval Barcelona.

Vistalegre Barcelona

Calle Rieta Barcelona



Barcelona bikes fight for space to be locked up and this is espcially the case in Raval.








The magic of Lamu Kenya

Just imagine landing on the airstip on an African Island, bumping your luggage across the sandy road down to the water to catch a speed boat. Feel the sun and salty water spray on your skin and let the wind wisk through your  hair as speed of into the sunset to your gorgeous hotel on the island of Lamu.

Tanja Kappler Lamu 2009

Tanja Kappler Lamu 2009

Have you been to Kenya? Have you heard of Lamu? Its this gorgeous Island with whit sandy beaches and warm Indian ocean in the north eastern part of Kenya. Its  a world heritage site as it has the oldest Swahli settlement on the island. Its a place to relax and soak up the sun and eat great seafood.

lamuFrom Nairobi you can catch a flight (Safarilink or Air Kenya from Wilson airport to Manda on Lamu)  From there take the slow and crowded ferry, or share a speed boat. Come on its your only time to feel like a bond girl!

lamu Kenya
lamu Kenya


Twende (East African Travel Magazine)

I was on Lamu in 2009 as a photographer for Twende a Kenyan travel magazine with Writer Siobhan Cassidy. Here are some of the pages, plus I got front cover!!!

What to see and do:

  • Dhow boat trip
  • Canoo boat trip to see Swahli settlement
  • Hire a local for a boat cruise and fish bbq on the beach
  • Hire a donkey and walk along the beach
  • eat local seafood, crab is delicious
  • Drink the local Kenyan beer – Tusker
  • Go to the old town, great markets and cafes and just gorgeous


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Here is the PDF version.
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