Tag Archives: Spain

Barcelona’s Família Sagrada

Our hotel in Barcelona is down the street from the Família Sagrada, an enormous cathedral that has been under construction since 1883. I understand that it is the most visited place in all of Spain. I passed it every day … Continue reading

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Calling the Kids

We are in Barcelona this week and I have been to several museums. There is a lot of wonderful art to admire but it was two lively sisters playing across from the Miró Museum that caught my eye. I loved … Continue reading

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Curious Cows

I drew these curious cows with black marker last May while resting during a bike ride in Spain and then put it away unfinished, rest time being over. Today I pulled the sketch out to practice using gouache, my new deliberate learning … Continue reading

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Goodbye Spain

We left Barcelona today but not before I sketched a stranger paying her bill at the front desk. I could hear that she had a question about a charge and I could see that her concern showed in her shoulders … Continue reading

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Tourists Pose at Güell Park, Barcelona

For our last outing in Barcelona we visited Güell Park. The park features the work of Antoni Gaudí and is located in the hills overlooking the city and Mediterranean Sea. It is a popular place among tourists and locals with … Continue reading

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Lunch in Barcelona

We had a late lunch today on the plaza outside a small vegetarian restaurant near the center of Barcelona. The food was great and I liked the yellow sign and tablecloths and the way they complemented the green trim of … Continue reading

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On the Train to Montserrat Spain

  The Benedictine Monastery at Montserrat Spain is a huge attraction for locals and tourists alike.  It is located at the top of a mountain chain and features a beautiful old church, monastery, abandoned hermitages, views and hiking. The way up the … Continue reading

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