Just like any city or place in Spain it always comes alive at night, and I don’t mean the way we British come out at night (getting trollied on WKD’s) I mean you see people eating their dinner at 10 o’ clock at night, shops are still open for you to browse and the streets are filled with sober chatter and life. Next to our hotel was a hippie market that was there daily. It sold many local items and trinkets such as artwork, floral headwear among many other items.
Another thing you will come to be aware of is that people will approach you sell…erm…let’s call them ‘vitamins’ for now. They will offer you every ‘vitamin’ known to mankind but if you say ‘no I do not want any vitamins’ they will leave you alone. I swear.
Dan and I decided to take a walk down the beach one night too and it was so peaceful and serene, all you could hear were the ocean waves and the occasional club beat from afar. You would be surprised by how many young children were out at this time. It was 10 o’ clock at night and some people were still taking their dog for a walk!
The restaurants were packed at half 10 too, I remember my friend Beth from Madrid telling me that this was usually dinnertime. Back in the UK dinner time is usually 7:00-8:00 and we try not to have anything in-between, eating after 9 is basically ludicrous, but not in Spain.
At night the neon lights shine bright and the shops are teaming with night club tack. Seriously every other shop was a shop for a certain nightclub. My favourite or the one I would’ve bought something in would’ve been the Pacha shop. I loved their gym bags and their designs were simple but recognisable. I’m writing this article 6 days after I came home from Ibiza and I was walking towards my gym, I passed this girl and her mother on my way and she had clearly been to Ibiza and the only way I knew this was her t-shirt had the Pacha logo on it. It’s that recognisable.
A personal note…
I wish my imagery for this blog would’ve been better but I never usually take night photography images. I tend to stick to the daytime. The results of these images have shown me that I clearly need to do some more and check my images are sharp enough before heading off to the next subject matter
I hope you enjoyed my post and I hope to improve on nighttime photography for you next time.