Friday, July 21, 2017

Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain IV

Gaudí House Museum, Barcelona
Inside Park Güell lies the Gaudí House Museum. This was a spec house designed by Gaudí for a development that never was finished. They have now turned the house into a museum.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell, Barcelona
We headed up to the Park Güell next. We decided not to wait in line or pay the fee, but wander the public part of the park instead. Still very interesting architecture by Gaudi!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Barcelona, Spain II

Sagrada Familia
The first thing on our itinerary was the Sagrada Família designed by Antoni Gaudí. It is still under construction even though Gaudí is dead. It is projected to be done in my lifetime, so we may have to make another visit. It is truly spectacular!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Barcelona, Spain

Our balcony in Barcelona.
Our next trip this Spring took us to Barcelona, Spain. This city really took my breath away. So much interesting architecture and great food! Here was our first view of the Eixample district and the balcony of our apartment.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Florence, Italy XXXI

Sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
The last thing we did on this very busy day in Florence was probably one of our favorites on this trip! We hiked up many stairs to Piazzale Michelangelo for a beautiful sunset overlooking the city.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Florence, Italy XXVII

Giardino di Boboli, Palazzo Pitti, Florence
After the Costume Museum, we headed outside to see the Boboli gardens. This fountain was at the bottom near the palace (I believe it is called the Artichoke Fountain). Next we hiked up many steps to see more fountains and statues hidden in the bushes.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017