I was walking home late after a tapas tour and passed by the bar where my friend Antonio used to work part time, to help support his “photography habit“. And suddenly I stopped and stared into the window for I don’t know how long, still not believing that I would never see Antonio again. That I’d never be able to go into that bar again and complain to him about the crap wine. That in fact I’d never be able to go into that bar again at all. It hurts.
I just found out today that my friend Antonio Cid died on January 3rd. Well, we weren’t close friends, but I’ve known him for years and we just kind of “clicked” somehow. We used to see each other more often before I moved away from barrio Santa Cruz, where he worked part time at a bar near my old place. I hadn’t seen him in a couple of months and I think our last “encounter” was a jokey thing said on Twitter. And now I’ll never see him again. How can this be? Antonio was a kind and gentle soul, and also a gifted photographer. Have a look…
Yesterday, on the heels of Carlos Sauro’s Flamenco Flamenco film debut at last week’s Seville European Film Festival, UNESCO declared Flamenco to be a World Heritage treasure. And I can think of no better way to celebrate than to share this wonderful slide show of some of my good buddy Antonio Cid’s fabulous flamenco pics… enjoy!
[also posted on the Sevilla Blog]