354/365 -Weekly Photo Challenge: Favorites

For the last Photo Challenge of 2017, Ben Huberman asks us to share one or more favorites. Mine will be a gallery of photos from my wonderful trips this year to: Milan (IT) Barcelona (SP), Aix-en-Provence and Nice (FR), San Francisco (US), Fortaleza (BZ), and Washington, D.C. (US).

Weekly Photo Challenge: Danger!

The word Danger usually  gets my attention. While walking around Barcelona recently, I saw a sign, written in Catalan, that actually amused me because I couldn’t figure out its exact meaning. “Perill Indefinit.” Hmmm… Indefinite Danger? Does it mean there’s no way of knowing what terrible things might happen? Or does it just mean great danger? I never found the answer, but I figured I shouldn’t go in there because I didn’t have a “casc” and, most importantly, because I was not involved in the construction work. The second sign helped a little… 🙂

WPC: Wanderlust

Wanderlust: a strong desire to travel. I’ve always liked traveling and discovering new places and people. Then, I married a man who likes to travel so much that as soon as we get back from a trip, he starts talking about and planning the next one! Our most recent trip included four cities in three countries: Italy, Spain and France. I’m still sorting the 2000+ photos I took during the three-week trip and in ten days we’ll be off again, but I won’t go into that now. Here are highlights of our recent trip.



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Statues, Carvings, Sculptures

The challenge is “Statues, Carvings and Sculptures,” but I gravitated towards sculptures, my favorite kind of art…

For more on this challenge: http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/10/08/cees-fun-foto-challenge-statues-carvings-sculptures/

A Word A Week Challenge: Ornate

This week’s word challenge is “ornate.” The word made me thing immediately of Barcelona‘s beautiful –and very ornate– concert hall, the Palau de La Música Catalana. The Palau was designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and built between 1905 and 1908. It is quite stunning and I only regret not having had time to attend a concert in that magnificent venue.