This is an embodiment of a ‘Patio CordobÃ©s’: the house with white wall, a balcony or window forging and a lot of flowers in blue flowerpots. The Festival of Los Patios is held in CÃ³rdoba (Spain) halfway through May when spring is at its best. The Festival consists of a contest in which participants open their patios (courtyards) to others for free in order to be explored within the set opening hours.
During the period of the festival, the most symbolic neighbourhoods in the old town of the city open up their hidden treasures for visitors to have a look around, at a time when blooming flowers turn the patios into beautiful domestic gardens. It is a really active festivity in the city, and for this reason, the contest is divided into two different categories: apart from the traditional patios, also modern patios may now participate. When visiting the wide variety of patios, you will find that what has always been a traditional way of life is still very alive amongst current generations, whose modern houses have been adapted to this characteristic architectural style of CÃ³rdoba.
Technique :Â Mixed + digital retouching
Software : Photoshop
Year : 2016