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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 […]

Denia – Calle Loreto

One of our best memories of our trip to Denia was Calle Loreto. One night we asked the open ended question of the hotel staffer “Where is the best place to go for dinner.” He was not going to be trapped that easily. There are fifty right answers depending on who asks the question, etc. […]

Denia – The Castle

The Castle in Denia was built in the 11th and 12th centuries. It was only a stone’s throw from our hotel and we enjoy adventures, so we made an afternoon of it. We really enjoyed our time. There is a nice museum at the top which had two important attributes; lots of relics and information […]

Denia – Before Sunrise

Ever since I woke up at o’dark thirty in Milano to get a clear picture of the Duomo back in 2009 I have made it a priority to get some early morning or late evening pictures (it also helps me to justify lugging a tripod 4,500 miles). In Paris it was the Opera, the Eiffel […]

Spanish Adventure – Denia

We started our Spanish adventure in a town called Denia. We flew into Barcelona El-Prat airport, collected our rental car (a nice Peugeot cabriolet), plugged in the TomTom (also known as a marriage saver) and headed south. Denia is a small city (about 40K people) which is about 4 1/2 hours south of Barcelona. They […]

Our Recent Escape to El Dorado Maroma

This year marked our ninth trip to the Playa del Carmen area of Mexico. We’ve been staying at the Karisma resorts. So far we’ve been to El Dorado Seaside once, El Dorado Royale/Casitas six and this was our second trip to El Dorado Maroma. You can tell we like the properties. Mary has documented the […]

Lock & Dam 14 – Le Claire – Part II

Fishing isn’t just for adults, the juvies got into the action too. Here are a couple. Long lenses compress distance and can create images that don’t seem to make sense otherwise. Either that is a BIG gull or a very small adult eagle. I love the stare. Such concentration. Final shot is a very ruffled […]