Where in Spain Wednesday – Inside Ávila’s Castle Walls
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Where in Spain Wednesday – Inside Ávila’s Castle Walls

Last March, I spent a weekend in beautiful Castilla y León, and kicked off the weekend in Ávila, a tiny town with a big wall.  Why’s the wall so important? It dates back all the way to medieval times, and it’s about 2,500 meters (about 8,200 feet). The wall has 88 large towers and surrounds … Continue reading

Where in Spain Wednesday – Gijón’s Eulogy to the Horizon
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Where in Spain Wednesday – Gijón’s Eulogy to the Horizon

This curvy sculpture sits atop a green hilly park in Gijón, Asturias, overlooking the sea and the stunning Asturian coastline.  It’s called the Elogio del Horizonte – the Eulogy to the Horizon – is by sculptor Eduardo Chillida. It’s perched high above the city in the Cimavilla neighborhood. Apart from being a pretty fascinating structure, … Continue reading

Where in Spain Wednesday – Madrid & Spanish Pride
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Where in Spain Wednesday – Madrid & Spanish Pride

Here’s a photo from Madrid’s famous El Rastro market of some funny flamenco dress aprons you can buy. They’re a fun and colorful, but the reason I liked these was they say about Spanish culture.  These are one of those things that’s sold in just about every Spanish city and make a silly souvenir. But … Continue reading

Photos: Wrapping Up the Holidays, from Barcelona to California
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Photos: Wrapping Up the Holidays, from Barcelona to California

Tomorrow is January 6th, so that means that even the longest holiday celebrations are officially coming to an end. I started the holidays in Barcelona, and finished off home in California. So here are some of my photo highlights.  The first sign the holidays had started was, of course, Barcelona’s amazing Christmas lights. I even … Continue reading