If you’ve read my previous post, you know that I walked straight from the main gate of the Alhambra to the citadel, La Alcazaba. The main gate is located at the most easterly tip of the Sabika hill while the Alcazaba forms the most westerly portion of the Alhambra complex. It takes about 15 or […]Read more "Los Palacios Nazaríes – finally!"
Every now and then one gets a chance to see something extraordinary, something mindboggling. Visiting the Alhambra is definitely one of those occasions. Do you know what the Alhambra is? It is the crowning glory of Granada’s Al-Andalus period, the vibrant testament to Islamic culture in western Europe before it was absorbed into and supplanted by Roman […]Read more "ALHAMBRA satt"
“Puro arte. Aire puro. Puro sol. Pura agua. Pura pasión.” Semana Santa awaits!Read more "GRANADA – Pura Pasión"
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 […]Read more "Assorted Barcelona Pictures"
La Pedrera. A brief visit to Casa Milà in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. This is the last residential building Antoni Gaudí designed and built.Read more "Is There Life Beyond Gaudí ? Yes, but first more Gaudí."
Let me conclude our visit to Gaudí’s most wildly fantastic yet sensible design with a few last impressions. Before looking at chimney pots and dragon spines, I would like to take a closer look at the staircase landings, which provide access to two apartments per floor, plus the elevator, while also communicating with the air shaft. […]Read more "Barcelona’s La Casa Batlló, continued"
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 […]Read more "Moving from Gaudí to Gaudí"