This is a hand-crafted plate from Toledo, Spain. Skilled craftsman hammer gold and silver wires into designs and inlay these metals into the oxidized steel backing piece.
Everything about the Dali museum is surealism magnified. Wild stuff, but interesting. ” This, however, was not what I would expect to be a work of Dali. He had very traditional painting skills that you never see elsewhere. … Continued
Figueras is a small town outside of Barcelona where Salvador Dali built his own museum. The famous surrealist artist designed his own gallery to feature his work…it is all typical Dali.
Lobby of the Palau de la Musica Catalana ” Marie and I decided to book a tour with a separate group to see the interior of the Orfeo Catala, based on photos I had seen in a book about Barcelona. … Continued
Barcelona–Orfeo Catala or Palau de la Musica Catalana. Marie and I visited this alone separate from the tour group. The choral theater was not on our tour agenda and after seeing pictures of it related to the “modernista” architecture of … Continued
La Boqueria is THE market to visit in Barcelona off Las Ramblas. A little of everything here, and all of it is colorful (yeah, expensive, too, but fun!) Smoothies and fruit concoctions are popular. Locals must find the influx of … Continued
Barcelona…Park Guell was our first stop with its view over the city. (Sorry for the absence of accent marks and umlauts here, but I couldn’t find accent keys in the blog editing.) This park was designed in the late 1800’s … Continued
We assembled in the Plaza in Pamplona for a very short tour. Bonnie and Karla are in the background and Elena is explaining Pamplona’s Festival of San Fermin, which is famed for it’s dangerous running of the bulls in the … Continued
This is Maria Christina Bridge San Sebastian, a popular resort city right on the Cantabrian Sea and only 20 km. from the French border. In the far north of Basque country, Donostia is the Basque name for this city and … Continued
Town Hall in Bilbao. Bilbao is a much more modern city compared to the others we toured. Commerce related to shipping, especially with British companies, bolstered their economy in the 19th century. A run to help fund breast cancer research … Continued