Monthly Archives: May 2015

SAQA Benefit Auction donation…

After spending two months exploring Spain, I’ve completed my first creative attempt to record that experience. We’ve been home only 10 days, and luckily, this piece was limited to 12″x12″ by the rules committee. I have many pictures from which … Continue reading

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Barcelona Final -Day Five

Sagrada Familia Basilica was architecturally designed and engineered by Antoni Gaudi, a devout Catholic who, never marrying, devoted his last decades to building this church. Started in 1882, the construction continues with the use of Gaudi’s plans. Gaudi was struck by … Continue reading

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Barcelona Day Four…

Parc Guéll Guéll, one of Gaudi’s benefactors, supported Gaudi in the development of a high level housing development where they hoped the up and coming Barcelonians would buy land and have them build homes. It didn’t “develop” as planned, and … Continue reading

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Winding Down …

 Before leaving Valenca on Saturday morning, early, by Renfe AVE train heading to Madrid, we stopped by Ristorante La Spaghetteria for one last delicious meal!   Al and Ingrid ordered the same sauce, Boscaiola which has Tomate, nata, champiñones y funghi … Continue reading

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Barcelona Day Three… Evening fun

After viewing sites on Montjuíc and a rest, we are off for one of the highlights of our visit… Casa Batlló, a house he redesigned in 1904. Two prominent elements of his life may have led to his famed architectural … Continue reading

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Barcelona – Day Three

Thursday, May 7, 2015 Our mission today is to see some key sites on Montjuíc, a hill with a castle overlooking Barcelona, that has hosted the 1992 Olympics. We set our sights on three specific sites: Museu Najcional d’Art de Catalunya, the … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day and more…

Sunday, May 10, 2015 Doing laundry. My choice, so no complaints.  We returned from Barcelona last night, so I want to get us ready for the transfer back to Madrid on Saturday. We definitely needed some down time to rest. … Continue reading

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Barcelona – Day Two

Barcelona, Spain – Day Two Wednesday, May 6, 2015 After a good night’s sleep at the Hostal Grau (hotel), we stopped for a quick breakfast of fresh fruit, yogurt, whole wheat croissant warmed with cheese and ham, and a cup … Continue reading

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Barcelona – Day 1

Tuesday, May 5: Barcelona Day 1 We are off for five days in Barcelona, a part of this trip that I have been awaiting with great anticipation. We used all sorts of transportation today- a local Valencia city bus to … Continue reading

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A Garden and some Tapas…

Wednesday, April 28, 2015 We took the #90 bus from Centelles/Suaco bus stop to the stop just past La Jardin de Turìa (riverbed) Then we walked along the pathway in La Jardin until we reached the Jardi Botanic. We enjoyed … Continue reading

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