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).
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan.
The Last Supper, Milan.
Gaudi’s La Pedrera, Barcelona.
Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Barcelona.
Sagrada Familia, interior. Barcelona
Pont du Gard, Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France
Nice, Cote D’Azur, France
Mucuripe Beach, Fortaleza, Brazil
San Francisco, Embarcadero.
San Francisco (Bay Bridge, Coit Tower).
Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.
reflecting Pool, Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.
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… 🙂
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.
Piazza del Duome, Milan
Cenacolo Vinciano,where Da Vinci’s mural The Last Supper is in Milan
Da Vinci’s The Last Supper.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan
Plaza de Catalunya, Barcelona.
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona.
La Boqueria food market, Barcelona.
Gaudi’s Casa Milá (La Pedrera), Barcelona.
Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Barcelona.
Old town, Aix-en-Provence.
Weekly Market, Aix-en-Provence.
Les Baux de Provence.
Les Baux de Provence.
The Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River near the town of Vers-Pont-du-Gard in southern France.
Two-thousand-year-old Pont du Gard.
Palais des Papes, Avignon, France.
Inside Palais de Papes, Avignon
Palais des Papes, Avignon.
Old Center, Avignon.
Old Center Avignon
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Museum
Mount Sainte-Victoire is a mountain in southern France, overlooking Aix-en-Provence. It became the subject of a number of paintings by Paul Cézanne.
I have taken many photos of these places but while on the road I am only sharing those taken with my iPhone, to meet my 365 project challenge. Will share albums later. Here are “Casa Batlló” and “Casa Milá” or La Pedrera.
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.