An Aside

In an aside to my aside, the entrance shown above leads to the headquarters of the rector, the head of the University of Granada. The current Rectora de la Universidad de Granada, founded in 1531, is Dra Pilar Aranda Ramírez. She is a professor in the physiology department of the School of Pharmacology and also holds […]

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Assorted Barcelona Pictures

Our exchange home location was so well placed that we could walk almost anywhere we wanted to go for either sightseeing, grocery shopping, or eating out. When a place was too far or we weren’t in the mood to slosh through the rain, we took the Metro or a bus. Public transportation in Barcelona is inexpensive and […]

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Moving from Gaudí to Gaudí

Our latest Gaudí adventure took us to the splendid Passeig de Gràcia, eine wahre Prachtstrasse, a simply magnificent boulevard.   A few houses further up the passeig we found our destination La Casa Batlló right next to a colorful sort’a funky Renaissance style townhouse with Gothic applications. However, Gaudí easily beats any comers in the no-holds-barred […]

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La Sagrada Família, part 3

Of Doors & Towers Before we get to today’s specifics, I must correct my terminology regarding this Roman Catholic church, UNESCO World Heritage Site and mega tourist attraction in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain, la Sagrada Família. It is not a cathedral, as I have called it throughout my reports. A cathedral is a bishop’s seat [church], […]

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