Spain Tag

Travel Postcards / 01.07.2012

Barcelona Gothic Quarter - the Barrì Gothic - with its historical buildings, the typical narrow streets and its bursting life is one of my favorite areas of the Catalonia Capital. The neighbourhood hosts some of the main monuments, like the Cathedral and the stunning Church of Santa Maria del Pi, the Picasso Museum and the breathtaking Palau...

Travel Postcards / 17.06.2012

In art and architecture, I have opposed tastes. On one side, I like simple, clean and elegant shapes - as for instance in the Guggenheim Museum in New York and in Bilbao. Similarly, my favorite churches are the Romanesque ones, of which I like the pureness of the shapes. With a few exceptions, I'm not really fond of baroque...

Cities, Culture and Art / 05.06.2012

Eccentric, highly imaginative, ironic, egomaniac, excessive, provocative, so many adjectives have been applied to Salvador Dali’s multi-faceted personality of and none can properly define him because Dali is all of them altogether and much more. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="599"] Dali House, Interior[/caption] There’s no better way to understand Dalì’s long and prolific artistic career than a journey to...

Travel Postcards / 03.06.2012

  A gem of the Spanish Costa Brava, the old town of Girona  captured my heart. I fell in love with the tiny streets, couldn't stop looking at the ancient houses and felt speechless in front of the magnificent Girona Cathedral, with its imposing nave and the  beautiful carvings decorating the medieval cloister.   More reading on Girona: A Photo...

Cities, Culture and Art / 29.05.2012

Every year, in May, Girona celebrates Spring with Temps de Flors, the floral festival decorating the Barri Vell - the historical city - with striking colors and beautiful shapes. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="597"] Girona, Temps de Flors. Yellow Gerberas[/caption] What makes the Temps de Flors Festival so special? Launched 57 years ago as a small flower exhibition and...

Travel Postcards / 25.05.2012

Walking in the Natural Reserve of El Torcal de Antequera is like wandering through an open-air museum. The limestone rocks, eroded by the wind, look like sculptures. Only they have not been created by an artist, but shaped  through million years by water and ice. More reading on this area: 5 Reasons to Visit Enchanting Antequera  ...

Travel Postcards / 21.05.2012

Searching for new discoveries and at the same time being a creature of habit. That sounds like a contradiction, but that's me. There are places where I go again and again, never getting tired to see them as every time I discover something new, a detail I had missed the earlier time. Barceloneta beach in Barcelona...

Travel Postcards / 20.05.2012

A small fishing village on the enchanting Cap de Creus Peninsula, Port Lligat owes its fame to the Surrealist painter Salvador Dalì, who alternatively lived there from 1930 to 1982. Dalì was deeply in love with the bay of Port Lligat, one of the highlights of Costa Brava, and represented it in many of his paintings....

Travel Postcards / 08.05.2012

The beauty of the Alhambra Palace in Granada resides not only in its awesome Islamic architecture and the exquisite carvings and decorations, but also in the gardens and pools. I don't know if water lilies were present at the Alhambra from the beginning or if they are a later or even recent introduction. Still, they fit...