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Passau – Day 5

Passau is a quaint little city of about 50,000. It is also know as the city of three rivers (the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube). That gives it lots of character and variety but also makes it subject to flooding. I am glad we didn’t try to do this tour last year. The flooding […]

Prague – Day 3/Passau arrival – Day 4

On Saturday we took a leisurely breakfast and walked back into town. The old town square was a buzz with vendors, hawkers, and performers. The guy in the first image below did a Roundhouse Rodney impersonation (now that dates me). We explored some of the small streets and passageways filled with people. One thing that […]

Prague – Day 2

We both LOVE Prague. Friday was our programmed day in Prague. In some cases, things that we stumbled past last night we had a chance to explore anew. We signed up for two tours, one of the old town center city and the second one of the Lobkowicz Castle. We started in the Jewish quarter. […]

Prague – Day 1

We arrived at Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague at about 2:00PM yesterday. Uneventful flights all around (except don’t eat the breakfast sausage on the Delta flight – I thought I was Tom Hanks in Big with the caviar). Checked in at the Hotel, freshened up met up with Marty and Terri Wade at 5:00 for […]

Barcelona – Festivals

While we experienced the annual Christians and Moors festival in Denia, I didn’t get many good shots. In addition it was mainly a hands off, spectator event. In Barcelona at the Gallery Hotel, we happened to be staying ten minutes by foot from an area that is festival central. Here are shots from a two […]

Barcelona – Gaudi

Mary said either he was a genius or had a serious drug problem. Several of our friends have suggested that both are possible. Barcelona is certainly the city of Gaudi. We didn’t make it to his garden (Parc Guell) but we did visit his apartment building and his house. It certainly doesn’t take a genius […]

Barcelona – La Sagrada Familia (part three)

This is the last post about La Sagrada Familia. I just wanted to show a couple of shots of the central Crucifix, the floating cross. It is beautiful. In the first shot below it almost looks like it is being drawn up to heaven. What a blessing.  

Barcelona – La Sagrada Familia (part two)

In the last post I introduced La Sagrada Familia and showed a couple of shots of the exterior. It isn’t complete yet, and while impressive, for me it pales in comparison to the interior. When we walked through the main entrance, I felt like the air had been sucked out of me. I was in […]

Barcelona – La Sagrada Familia

Mary’s number one priority for our trip to Spain was La Sagrada Familia. I asked several times (more than ten) “What do you want to do, what do you want to see.” The answer was always the same. As long as I see La Sagrada Familia I don’t care. We researched this extensively and even […]

El Castell de Guadalest

This castle has an interesting history. El Castell de Guadalest was started in the early thirteenth century. In 1644, earthquakes destroyed the Castle. In 1748 and 1752, more earthquakes occur, but less important than the earlier ones. During the War of Succession in 1708, the Castle of San Jose suffered a bombing that seriously affected its west […]