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Travel Blogs from Igualada
... took about half an hour before we dared venture out and decided we would abort the walk and head back to Ruby.
It has rained for the rest of the day and it is cold. Not impressed!
Thursday 29th May
It rained all night but finally stopped this morning. We decided to go cycling.
Our route took us along a forested valley to the Riner Tower, slightly ruined, next to the Sant Marti church. John climbed up ...
... nodding.) Unbelievable. Short version. Up a very steep road to the Monastery built on a ledge on the side of a 'serrated' mountain (see the pictures. I can't explain it) in 1025. It is on the sunny side of the mountain facing the Mediterranean sheltered from the cold from the Pyrenees by the mountain. ( Imagine how cross they would have been if they found a ledge on the shady side with no view.) Montserrat is the most visited Holy Site after The Vatican. Even more visitors than ...
... build the cathedral at the age of 31 in 1883. He managed the construction site and raised funding for the construction all his life but met an untimely death after being struck down by a tram in 1926. Construction continued and various other architects have followed his plans to bring his dream to completion. The cathedral is so different from all the other conventional cathedrals across Europe. Gaudi was given free rein to design this cathedral and in doing so has ...
... how they know the answers, I don't know). The announcer states "Eso es..." (that is...) with a long pause as everyone holds their breath before saying "...verdad!" (true) or "...mentira!" (a lie). Everyone in the audience gets extremely excited over "verdad" answers because the contestant has just earned a lot of money, but then they immediately feel bad because that means that the contestant has also done something terrible to their ...
... egos of the Spanish. Next I stopped at Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's famous architectural masterpiece. It hadn't changed much since the last time I'd been there. However there were some Castellers outside of the church, and I was more excited about them than the church. Castellers are groups or teams of people who stack themselves ontop of one another to form castell-like human structures. The performers I was watching went about 5 levels high, an enormous feat when ...
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