A Word A Week Challenge: Arch

The word “arch” sends me straight to Moorish architecture -nobody did arches like them- and to my photos from Spain, especially Andalusia.

Here are some arches from the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Royal Alcazar of Seville. I’ve also added a couple of shots from the Casa de Pilatos, an Andalusian palace in Seville, which serves as the permanent residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli.

This entry is part of the Word A Week Challenge. For more Arches go to: http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/a-word-a-week-challenge-arch/

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.


Travel Theme: Sweet

I have a terrible sweet tooth, so the word “sweet” sends me straight to images of the most delicious, decadent desserts. Here are some delicious sweets I could not resist while traveling in Spain and Brazil.