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Blog Challenge July 2012

Inside Sagrada Familia

Inside Sagrada Familia Being inside the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain is like being inside a kaleidoscope of colors and curved shapes. It is bright considering it is cloudy and raining outside. It is immense and constructed like no other … Continue reading

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Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia exterior At the time of our visit, this modern work of art is still under construction, but nearing completion. The building permit was issued in 1885. Consecrated in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. It is on track to be … Continue reading

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Barcelona 2

Barcelona 2 From our hotel in the north end of the Gothic Quarter, we were able to walk to the famous La Seu Cathedral of Barcelona. This is only one of several cathedrals in the quarter. On the way through … Continue reading

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Barcelona

Barcelona There is so much to see in Barcelona. This is difficult, I have 125 pictures, 21 movie clips to select from. Decided to make three posts out of them. The bus ride from Carcassonne to Barcelona was a little … Continue reading

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne This place has been inhabited since Antiquity. When was that?  The Neolithic period around 3500 BC. UNESCO says it was constructed on walls dating from Late Antiquity. It was on the crossroads of trade routes between the Mediterranean and … Continue reading

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Nîmes

Nîmes If we could follow the water from the Pont-du-Gare aqueduct it would lead us to the city of  Nîmes. There it empties into a large fountain in the center of the city. The fountain is surrounded by a lush … Continue reading

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Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard Between the cities of Avignon and Nimes in France is an aqueduct that was built by the Romans to bring water to the city of Nimes.  The Pont du Gard is the highest elevated Roman aqueduct and one … Continue reading

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Chateauneuf-du-Pape   What have you heard about Châteauneuf du Pape? It has been described as a commune and as a medieval village. With a population of a little over 2000, it is located on a hill about 18 kilometers north … Continue reading

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Palace of the Popes 1

Palace of the Popes 1 Is it the largest gothic palace in Europe, or in the world? It’s construction began in 1316 under Pope John XXII and continued under Pope Benedict XII and Pope Clement VI. It is built less … Continue reading

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Avignon

Avignon, Provence, France Avignon is a very special city in Southern France. It is ancient, enclosed within a wall, and is home to the Palace of the Popes. In the 1300’s there was more than one Pope, one in Rome and … Continue reading

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