Day 87 (27 March 2012) Spanish Longing

Today in honor of my gf’s arrival in Spain, I dug out some Peseta’s from a port call in Mallorca, Spain while on a naval training exercise. If you would like to follow her missionary activities in Spain, click here. You can also help support her, if you feel led 🙂

Before the Euro, Spain used the Paseta as currency. If you want to read up on the history of the Peseta, click here.

One of my favorite items to collect while traveling outside the US is currency. Most other countries’ currencies make our money look boring. I love the use of color and art in other currencies. I make a point of collecting at least one of each coin denomination, and one each of the lower bill denominations. One day I’ll make a scrapbook of it all.

Pesetas

43 mm, 1/40 sec, f/5.0, ISO 800, 18-55mm kit lens (Pesetas)

Not my best photo, but I’ve got a big homework assignment due tomorrow, so look for a good one tomorrow, after class 🙂

Day 85 (25 March 2012) Money, money, money, mo-ney, MONEY!

“For the Love of Money” by the O’Jays is a song most of us have heard, or at least heard the opening chorus.  But there is one thing that is on US currency (at least for now) that helps me remember where my trust belongs:

Who Do You Trust?

60 mm, 1/40 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200, 60mm macro lens (Who Do You Trust?)

A Helpful Reminder

60 mm, 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800, 60mm macro lens (A Helpful Reminder)