Monthly Archives: August 2017

A day in Barcelona

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Barcelona is a wonderful city and so much to see.

An amazing church building – La Sagrada Familia from the Architect Antoni Gaudi which he started building in 1883.  Knowing he will not see it finished, he spent 40 years building and left plans for his successors. He is buried under the nave.

On the link on his name is a short video what it will look like when it is finished hopefully in 2026, ready for Gaudi’s 100th anniversary of his death.

His buildings and casas are all over Barcelona.

Next was the “Casa de les Punxes” or Casa Terradas which was build for 3 sisters by a different architect looking more like a castle.

Casa de les Punxes

All details are just fabulous even the balcony tiles from the bottom.

We walked to the next of Gaudi’s buildings the Casa Mila. This was built as an apartment block.

Casa Mila

We continued our walk to the next Gaudi Casa along the famous and really large Passeig Gracia. This Road is tree lined, has exclusive shops, wide pavements and amazing old buildings. The pavement is tiled with Gaudi tiles; aren’t they beautiful?

 

Gaudi tiles on the Passeig Gracia

 

Along there we came to Casa Batllo, a colourful casa built by Gaudi again.

 

Casa Batllo

Next to this casa is a Netherland style casa called Casa Amatller from the same architect as the Casa de Punxes above.

Casa Amatller and Casa Batllo

Casa Amatller

So many casas…. it was so interesting.

Casa Lleo Morera

 

 

Admiring all buildings we headed to the Cathedral. As the queues were everywhere terribly long, we continued to walk and see all from outside – we only had one day.

Cathedral

Then we went through small little roads to our last stop The Arc de Triomf.

Arc de Triomf

This Arc de Triomf was build in 1888 as an entrance to the Barcelona World Fair, a very impressive building.

We walked over 20000 steps as my step counter showed and were ready to go back by train to village were we stayed.

This was a short one day tour of Barcelona, hope you enjoyed the sites.

I have visited Barcelona on the 8th August and this post was put together before the terror attack in Barcelona. It is terrible to think what happened and my thoughts and prayers are with the people who died or were injured in the attack.  I pray that the world become a safer place.

A short holiday in Spain

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You all know how I love my palm trees

so we had a short holiday in Spain near Barcelona.

 

We stayed in Calella in Catalonia.

Calella

 

A wonderful beach welcomed us and

just listening to the sound of the waves was so relaxing and calming.

 

 

Calella had wonderful plants,

a lovely church,

a light house

small streets with delightful shops

and amazing houses with cacti growing up… over 2 floors

 

We enjoyed the warmth and the beautiful beach.

and had a relaxing time.

A truly wonderful short holiday!

Weekly Inspiration No 32 – Enjoyment again and again

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I really enjoyed Spring with its’ wonderful blossom

This post showed how beautiful Spring blossom was.

Now in August we can reap the fruits…

I harvested pears from a small tree

and made pear jam out of it.

That is only from the first kilo.

I shall do more in a minute.

Nature gives us so much to enjoy!

Make the most of it!

Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

Some Awards

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I received some awards some time ago and I have to admit,

I hadn’t shared them with you.

However, I am very grateful to receive them

and very happy that other bloggers think of me.

I received the Mystery blogger award in June from Binky .

 

29th June 2017

 

and I got he Versatile Blogger Award in March from Gill of  talking thailand

4th, 9th,12th January, 5th March, 15th October, 8th December 2013, 24th March 2017

 

Jess from daringtojess has nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award.

3rd April 2017

 

I do not remember the rules but here are 5 things you didn’t know about me:

 

  1. I still let my inner child out, even though I am a ” mature” adult.

  2. I would love to have a go at playing the double bass.

  3. I sent my mum a 60th Birthday card on her 59th birthday…. oops

  4. I love playing board games and I don’t mind loosing.

  5. I need many hugs daily!

Thank you so much Binky, Gill and Jess for those awards,

I will display them very happily on my Award page.