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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 / 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...

Travel Postcards / 20.02.2012

Besides the most famous architectural gems by Gaudì, Barcelona Modernisme displays a large number of interesting buildings which can be seen following the 'Ruta del Modernisme' path. This house stroke me for the exquisite details of the balconies, with the finely wrought iron balustrades, the colorful ceramic tiles and the carved columns decorating the windows. As most...

Travel Postcards / 01.01.2012

At the heart of the lovely Barrìo Gotico - the Gothic Quarter - Barcelona Cathedral of the Holy Cross, dedicated to Saint Eulalia, is a wonderful example of Gothic architecture. Apart from the stunning interior an the awesome gargoyles on the top of the façade, the internal cloister dating back from the mid 15th Century is a little...