Torreblanca

The long broad beach stretching from Fuengirola is crowed by tourists during the summer months. But in the mornings and late evenings, the sun hungry tourists leave the beaches to the locals.

In 2013, Costa del Sol as a whole received 9.5 million tourists, a large number of them from the UK. Of the approximately 72,000 permanent inhabitants registered in the municipality, 25% come from other countries, mainly European such as England, Ireland, Scotland, Finland and Sweden. Fuengirola is one of three mega-resorts which occupy this stretch of the Spanish coastline. Fuengirola runs for around 10km along the coast. Many accounts of these resorts refer to them as ‘former fishing villages’ but due to the intensive developments of hotels and apartments which have been going on for a long time, almost nothing remains of the former villages. In spite of the resulting ‘concrete jungle’ the resort is extremely popular with hundreds of thousands of visitors returning year after year.

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    Morning fog cowering the many highrise concrete buildings serving as apartements and hotels for tourists and Spanish tourists in Torreblanca.

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    Locals fish on a pir in Torreblanca in the morning fog.

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    Tourists enjoying the Mediterrainian sea on the Costa del Sol in Torreblanca.

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    Morning fog on the beach in Torreblanca 3 km from downtown Fuengirola.

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    Kids in the Mediterrainian ocean in morning fog on the beach in Torreblanca 3 km from downtown Fuengirola.

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    Tourists and Spanish wait for the morning fog to disappear on the beach in Torreblanca, 3 km from downtown Fuengirola.

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    Morning fog on the beach in Torreblanca, 3 km from downtown Fuengirola.

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    View of the beach from Torreblanca towards Fuengirola.

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    Tivoli World in Benalmadena is a popular spot for tourists in the evining and night-time.

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    Tourists dance in one of the many pools in the waterpark Parque Acuatico Mijas.

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    The long and wide beaches in Fuengirola is crowded with sun-beds, rented by tourists for 4 euros per day. The locals mostly lay on blankets on the sand close to the waterfront.

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    Children play in a pool in Torreblanca.

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    Tourists leave the beaches after a long warm day.

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    Local boys run on the beach in Torreblanca (Fuengirola).

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    The long and wide beaches in Fuengirola is crowded with sun-beds, rented by tourists for 4 euros per day. The locals mostly lay on blankets on the sand close to the waterfront.

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    Local boys playing football on the beach in Torreblanca (Fuengirola) using a storage barracks as goal.

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Espen Rasmussen

Espen Rasmussen

"For me, the greatest thing with photography is that I get to explore peoples lives and the ability I have to share the stories with as many as possible"
Espen's work is eclectic and engaging, focusing on a variety of subject matters from humanitarian issues to climate change to extreme sports.  

With work having been featured in magazines such as Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Der Spiegel and the Economist, as well as newspapers such as The Sunday Telegraph and New York Times, Espen's imagery offers us an insightful and powerful glimpse into the world around us. 
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