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Alhambra Reflections

On our way to Malaga from Barcelona we stopped in Granada to tour The Alhambra. Make sure that if you’re planning a trip you purchase your tickets online well in advance. We actually saw people turned away because there were no more tickets that day.

The reflecting pools that have been built directly in front of the palaces visually increases their size by the mirror like effect. It creates a beautiful scene to behold.

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Spain, Granada, Alhambra, palace, architecture, reflection, travel

Spain, Granada, Alhambra, palace, architecture, reflection, travel

Spain, Granada, Alhambra, palace, architecture, reflection, travel

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Old Town Valencia

I was thoroughly impressed by the old historic centre of Valencia. The lovely narrow streets, colourful buildings and excellent food is what I love most about Europe.

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Valencia, Spain, old town, historic, architecture, bicycle

 


Welcome to the Future in Valencia

Walk through the grounds of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia and you will think your on the set of a Logan’s Run (yes I’m dating myself) or Blade Runner (except much brighter).

Far away from the beautiful old town is Valencia’s most important modern tourist destination. The complex houses a planetarium; an IMAX theatre; an Aquarium; a botanical garden; a science museum; an Opera house and a few other surprises. The buildings themselves and the grounds are spectacular and well worth the visit.

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Spain, Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences, complex, architecture, modern city, travel

Spain, Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences, complex, architecture, modern city, travel

Spain, Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences, complex, architecture, modern city, travel

Spain, Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences, complex, architecture, modern city, travel


A Different View

A couple of weeks ago I posted “Blue Garden View” from Park Guell in Barcelona. Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece has an endless amount of beautiful photographic spots and all one has to do is simply move to the other side of the house.

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Barcelona, Spain, Park Guell, Antoni Gaudi, blue, window, architecture


La Rambla

Everyone told me it was touristy…they were right. I was told it was crowded…correct. I was warned that the restaurants and stores were expensive…yup. But to go to Barcelona and not take a stroll on La Rambla now that would be a missed opportunity. Everyone should experience it at least once.

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Barcelona, Spain, La Rambla, architecture, tourists, travel


Blue Garden View

Framing a scene, like this view of Park Guell in Barcelona, really makes it pop. The blue wall doesn’t hurt either.

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Barcelona, Spain, Park Guell, Antoni Gaudi, blue, window, architecture, gardens