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Peter van de Haar

Move Yourself to Sustain Yourself

Pau Valiente Moral

A Street Without Cars for Some Hours ...

Gran Vía de Madrid, Spain

22 september 2007

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© 2007 Pau Valiente Moral, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

The "Gran Vía" street in Madrid is usually a very busy street, full of cars day and night. The city is growing excessively and there is a lot of movement around and trough the city. Every day many people drive it's own car during one or two hours entering the crowded city to work and in the evening the same thing occurs going home.

Ending on Saturday, the 22nd, the European Mobility Week proposed various measures, one of them being to limit the motor vehicle traffic through some streets.

In Madrid there haven't been many initiatives around this event. On this Saturday, the "day without cars," some streets were closed to vehicle traffic. The problem is that they were closed because of the "Noche en Blanco" event, not for the European Mobility Week.

The sustainable development is necessary  to maintain our basic sustenance, the earth.

The "Noche en Blanco" event consists of a night (from 19h to 7h) where there are lots of cultural events and musical concerts around the city, all of them free. Lots of people invade the streets enjoying the great cultural offerings.

The culture is another basic element that sustain the civilization.

Sustainable development:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_development

European Mobility Week:
http://www.mobilityweek-europe.org/

Ecologistas en acción, "día sin coches":
http://www.nodo50.org/ecologistas/spip.php?rubrique86

Noche en Blanco en Madrid (spanish):
http://www.esmadrid.com/lanocheenblanco

Noche en Blanco en Madrid (english):
http://lanocheenblanco.esmadrid.com/lanocheenblanco/index.do?idioma=en

Nuits Blanches in Paris:
http://www.paris.fr/portail/Culture/Portal.lut?page_id=6806

Balta Nakts in Riga:
http://www.baltanakts.lv/

La Notte Bianca in Rome:
http://www.lanottebianca.it/

La Nuit Blanche in Brussels:
http://www.nuitblanche2007.be/

Location

Europe / Spain

Lat: 40° 25' 8.32" N
Long: 3° 41' 49.14" W

Elevation: 668

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Equipment

HARDWARE:
From up to down:
Peleng 8mm fisheye
Canon EOS 350D (with Canon Remote Switch RS-60E3)
Panosaurus head
Manfrotto 055 PRO


SETTINGS:
8 portrait shots tilt 20 degrees up
iso: 400
shutter speed: 1 sec.
flash
aperture: f8
focus: 1 meter (infinity focus at 3,5 by the hiper-focal)


SOFTWARE:
Adobe Lightroom (raw processing)
PTgui (stitching)
Adobe Photoshop (editing seams)
CubicConverter (creating the QTVR)
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