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Spain

 
  • A Kiss in Barcelona

    07 December '15 - While walking around the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, we turned down a small street. At the end of the street we could see a mural of two sets of lips locked ...
  • Barcelona – Time to depart

    06 December '15 - The leaves of the Plane trees (Sycamores) are starting to turn brown and darkness comes noticeably earlier each day. Autumn has begun. Our time in Barcelona is almost over and ...
  • Barcelona – an Architectural Feast

    18 November '15 - So many of the places we have visited throughout the world are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. “World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective ...
  • Gaudí’s Masterpiece – the Sagrada Familia

    14 November '15 - The independent Catalonian spirit has fostered much innovation in many areas, but nowhere is it more obvious and available than in art and architecture. At the turn of the century ...
  • Barcelona – More Than a Great City

    11 November '15 - Taking the train from Madrid to Barcelona used to take just under nine hours. Fortunately today, with ALL our luggage, it only takes about three. The speed display in the ...
  • A Barcelona Teaser

    26 October '15 - My, have we been busy. Shortly after we arrived in Barcelona, we were joined for a week by my brother Mike and his lovely wife Kathy. Thus began the whirlwind, ...
  • Adiós Madrid – Final de Meandros

    24 October '15 - We have been in Madrid for just about a month, and of course we haven’t/couldn’t see everything. That is a difficult concept to accept at times, but for the experiences ...
  • Meandros en Madrid – 3

    19 October '15 - Madrid, besides being the capital of Spain, is a great city. The best thing about a great city and its culture is its people; and the best places to experience ...
  • Meandros en Madrid – 2

    16 October '15 - Madrid is filled with people. There were times when we felt that they were all on the same street with us. But we could turn off onto a quiet little ...
  • Meandros en Madrid -1

    15 October '15 - We wander, … a lot. It tends to be somewhat directed, but our path may meander like a three-year-old chasing pigeons. Most of these images of Madrid were made sort ...
  • Toledo

    14 October '15 - Inhabited since the Bronze Age, Toledo was mentioned by ancient Roman historian Titus Livius as early as the first century BC. Beginning as a Roman fortification, then as capital of ...
  • Segovia

    10 October '15 - Andrés Segovia (1893-1987) is a name that every guitarist knows or should know. He is considered the greatest guitarist of all time as well as the father of the modern ...
  • Salamanca

    03 October '15 - There is an energy that can be felt when you are in a university town, and there was such a feeling in Salamanca. Maybe it was that there are 30,000 ...
  • Ávila

    30 September '15 - Inhabited since before the 5th century BC, Obila (“High Mountain”) was a small fortified town conquered by the Romans about 61 BC and named Abila or Abela. Its layout was ...
  • Vuelta a España – the Tour of Spain

    25 September '15 - As a former avid cyclist, I used to follow the Tour de France (TdF) every year. Since about 1984 or 1985 when the Tour was running, the TV would be ...
  • Madrid – The First Week

    21 September '15 - As our train entered the Estación de Atocha safely and with all of our luggage, we quietly breathed sighs of relief. The high-speed RENFE (Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles—National ...