This past weekend, I had the opportunity to leave my beautiful home in Granada and explore Sevilla and Ronda. Sevilla was awe-inspiring, from the sprawling Plaza de España to the shockingly detailed Alcazar -- they have it all. I remember weaving through the crowds of tourists and locals, all trying to decide on a place to have a bite and escape the rain, a very simple yet wonderfully charming sight.
Ronda was equally breathtaking, but in an entirely different way; its fantastic views of wide open fields and El Tajo, the unforgettable gorge, left me speechless. As we sat to enjoy lunch, I was overwhelmed by the beauty and calm that was Ronda and have carried that feeling of bliss with me since. It was as I stood observing these new and exciting places that I realized beauty comes in a myriad of shapes and sizes and is constantly around us. This realization allowed me to look with a new set of eyes on my home in Granada and will undoubtedly have the same effect on me when I return to the United States.
Victoria Slaybaugh is the Fall 2018 CEA MOJO Photographer in Granada, Spain, and is currently studying at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.