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IN PICS: 18 photos that prove Benidorm is beautiful

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IN PICS: 18 photos that prove Benidorm is beautiful
Beauty in Benidorm? All photo: Roberto Alcaraz
09:39 CEST+02:00
Let's face it, Benidorm isn't everyone's cup of tea. But a photographer is revealing that true beauty can be found in the most unlikely of resorts.

“I photograph the ordinary, the close, the common, the vulgar”, says Roberto Alcaraz, author of Benidorm Dreams.

But his sunset pictures of Benidorm’s skyscrapers are clean, vivid and dreamy – a world away from the concrete jungle that plays host to Beni’s famously debauched year-round nightlife.

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With sunbathing done, siestas had and pre-drink drinks on the balcony finished, Benidorm’s infamous party-goers begin navigating the girthy bases of Spain’s oldest skyscrapers. As the sun sets, the moment to look up and see the 30-storey hotels glowing pink is often missed, but not by Roberto.

Just a few embers of the sun now remain, and scores of concrete middle fingers surrounding beautiful natural parks briefly become part of nature, blending into the pink hills – just for a moment – before night falls and the fluorescent lights are switched on.

Then, at dawn – the moment those lights are switched off – Roberto will be out once again, shooting a side of Benidorm that many of us have never even noticed.

Take a look at these images of a side of Benidorm we bet you haven't seen before and for more of Roberto Alcaraz and his 'Benidorm Dreams' project, check out the website and follow him on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is article has been wriitten by Leah Pattem, founder of Madrid No Frills. Follow her adventures on the Madrid No Frills blog, on Facebook and Instagram.  

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