Ancient Romans were a very religious bunch, their second king the Sabine Numa Pompilius is said to have negotiated directly with deities on behalf of his people. King Numa was especially fond of the nymph Ægeria, a minor Roman goddess, possibly an aspect of the Goddess Diana. Ægeria was in charge of healing, sacred knowledge, inspiration, […]Read more "Bacchus versus Vesta"
It took us more than two years, but we finally made it to Bordeaux. And what, you may ask, is so unusual about that? Most people with our North American background never make it to Bordeaux, nor do they ponder that fact. It is a little different for us since we have lived in easy driving […]Read more "Bordeaux"
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"
Random pictures of Barcelona.Read more "Assorted Barcelona Pictures"
La Pedrera. A brief visit to Casa Milà.Read more "Is There Life Beyond Gaudí ? Yes, but first more Gaudí."
Some more crazy Batlló pics for you!Read more "Barcelona’s La Casa Batlló, continued"
Touring the magnificent Casa Batlló, what fun!Read more "Moving from Gaudí to Gaudí"
Our visit to the Nativity Tower of the Basílica de la Sagrada Família shall be my concluding post regarding this amazing, baffling, confusing, yet inspiring architectural wonder. By the way, if you have wiggle room for scheduling your visit, I would strongly recommend to come during a non-school-holiday period and well outside of the European […]Read more "La Sagrada Família, last installment"