Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We'll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
The Future Of Us is a powerful original series from television personality, futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva. In this series, Silva shares his excitement around recent discoveries and inventions.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Shepherd Entertainment gives you the history of Marbella, an important tourist resort in Costa del Sol.
Tags:Visit Marbella in Costa Del Sol,costa del sol travel attractions,costa del sol travel information,costa del sol travel tips,marbella in costa del sol,shepherd entertainment,world travel,costa del sol travel guide,shepherdfilm
Grab video code:
On the coast if Marbella, 20 beaches spread over 20km. The city is the pearl of Coasta del Sol and the only place in the beach from where hot air balloon pleasure flights depart. The ancient fishing settlement with 90000 inhabitants was famous for its iron, lead and graphite mines in the 19th century. Its old town spreads in the shadow of the old Arabic fortress. The city center is still bordered by the walls leading to the castle and two battlemented watchtowers stand near the church. In places, the searing sand of beaches alternate with shade giving pine groves. Though it’s difficult for north and central Europeans to understand, perhaps because they want to squeeze every minute out of their vacation, it’s worth following the southern custom of siesta. The Spanish not only leave their work places at the hottest time of the day but also the beach if they’re there. The hottest section of the day, mostly between 2 and 5p.m. is for resting. It’s true, the demographists stated that most of the Spanish children are conceived at this time. What is the night for then? It’s for living social life. The siesta is also partially the preparation for this. Hispanics not only like feasts but balls, dancing, evenings of entertainment and great dinners. Young women wear colorful frilly clothes lifting skirts, young men in shiny boots, tight black pants and flat hats. Boot heels patter, castanets click, dark female eyelashes flutter. Guitar music and the painful drawn out singing, the cante holdo sound, the full scale of emotions lies in flamenco, from the zest for life to despair, from jealousy to love, from mourning to cheer. Though flamenco also includes learned choreography, there’s a lot of improvisation in it. And if presented by good dancers, it can be a real experience. If possible don’t miss it when in Spain. Motorized traffic is prohibited on the narrow streets of Marbella city center but they wouldn’t have enough room anyway. Besides, it’s only possible to really explore the city on foot, taking in all the small details. The winding tangle of tiny narrow streets opening in to each other forms a labyrinth of small snow white houses with lattice windows, rod iron balconies, and flower decorations. The detail is beautiful. The rod iron lamps, the gateways, the small statues and recesses. The tile decorations and the sign boards of shops. There are fountains on the small squares, the colorful flowery bushes run up the walls of houses. The streets and squares are covered with ornate cobblestones. However much we should wind among the ornate wealthy and more modest middle class zones, our way finally leads back to the square of oranges. We can imagine how hot it is here in the summer months if canopies are spanned over the streets and squares. The old squares name, the plaza del ayuntamiento was also apt since the city hall built in the 14th century stands here so the new day, Plaza del Naranjos is fitting since the square is full of lush orange trees. The round fruits practically smile at us from among the dark green leaves. The whole square serves as the terrace of the surrounding restaurants, one of which has received guests for five centuries already. The square is busy all the time. One can have breakfast, lunch or dinner here or just relax with a coffee or an orange juice. The bustle is especially big at fiesta time. The Spanish love to celebrate, be it a religious or secular occasion. To truly know Marbella, you have to have also been in the modern area beside the old town. Of course, we’re not thinking of concrete council estate running towards the inside of the land. Those are unimaginative, just like everywhere else in the world but the coast wise hotels, shopping centers and apartment houses give architects an opportunity to prove that modern architecture is also able to show something beautiful and interesting. Investors didn’t scrimp with money here, and guests also spend a lot. The standard is obvious with Roll Royces, Ferraris, Porches, Jaguars and Harley Davidsons lined up next to each other in the port promenade. This is a special world. The citadel of luxury and elegance. In other words, Spain presents how the rich and beautiful spend their holiday in color, on wide screen and in three dimensions. The Spanish born American film star, Antonio Banderas visits his luxury apartment in Marbella during a break in filming. He’s not the only world star here. Millionaire bankers and businessmen like to spend their holidays here too. They can afford palaces, mansions, castles or former monasteries, by outsourcing the restoration of art relics, the government got rid of the considerable costs of renovation and continuous maintenance thus gaining a sizable income. Guests gladly pay for the unparalleled atmosphere that is practically ingrained in the walls. Just imagine a candlelight dinner on a damask tablecloth with silver in a dungeon or a monastic refectory. The next day, the destination is new ports, new cities, new adventures. Some Parador Hotels give a very significant offpeak price discount. Moreover, we can even buy real estate in Spain with very favorable conditions. The overwhelming majority of seashore apartments and villas fall into the hands of foreign owners in a way that they spend here just one or two months a year. While the realty goes for rent the rest of the year. The rent is enough to cover the loan installments. Buyers are tempted here with favorable loan facilities and low interest. The result is clearly visible.