Hotel Silken Ramblas Barcelona
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... transport option (the metro and Renfro R2 train to/from the airport).
Lighting Up My Canvases, Getting Ready to Paint
I finally got around to buying my painting supplies at a nearby store (you guessed it--right around the corner as almost everything seems to be from my studio!). The store is a chain called Piera and luckily they are having their summer Rebaixas (big sales or discounts) and I found a couple of sets including paints, brushes, canvases, etc. ...
We spent 6 days in Barcelona, which is the capitol of Catalonia, an autonomous community and nationality of Spain that comprises the far Northeastern portion of the country. Though technically a part of Spain, we noticed much more of a Catalonian influence and pride than Spanish. We stayed in a hotel in a central location that had an awesome rooftop pool! ...
... buildings and people but the mixture of contemporary, renaissance, and its own unique Spanish flavor in the building style, give the city an identity all its own.
Antoni Gaudí is a large influence throughout the city, with a style not matched by anyone else. Ever. There is no comparison or precedent for his work anywhere else in the world. With an influence from the structures of nature and organic forms, his work ...
... colours of blues and greens and bright orange. The little book I bought about Gaudi describes the Casa Battlo as “an explosion of happiness” and that is exactly what it is. Those of you who know me well, know I love the kids show “ In the Night Garden” with its delightful characters Iggle Piggle, Maca Paca, the Tumbleeboos, Upsey Daisy and not forgetting the Teeney Tiny Pontipines, who live in a magical forest and ride around in a fantastical ...
... Christopher Columbus statue. After we had seen everything around the port, we walked west up the large hill next to Barcelona. It was quite a hike, but we eventually made it. And we ended at the national art museum in Barcelona. This is a beautiful museum that looks like a huge palace. It has huge fountains and is built high on the hill. They even have outside escalators to help reach the top. I wish that we had known that before we ...
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