La Nucia, Spain

La Nucia is a little suburb of Benidorm, Spain…. it’s mostly in the mountain area looking down on Benidorm which is by the sea. I have never stayed on a mountain as high as this one… a very interesting experience. We are staying here in a condo high up on the mountain with 2 lovely […]

Benidorm, Spain

For anyone interested in finding a reasonably priced Spanish beach vacation spot, check out Benidorm. Coming from the United States, I had never heard of it. It sits between Valencia and Alicante on the eastern coast of Spain. We are here in February 2019 for around a month. The weather is pretty nice (50s at […]

Quick Sketch of the Lagrasse Abbey

Today I did a quick sketch of the Lagrasse Abbey. It’s wintertime and very cold. The colors are very muted – but I thought the dried tall grass (a nice yellow ocher) was the most interesting part of the image. I do have a hard time staying interested in images that lack people or animals, […]

Lagrasse, France

A hidden treasure; a remote village in the south of France. We found this beautiful ancient village of Lagrasse through our friend Poppie! We are visiting here in January of 2019. It is difficult to capture this amazing stone village in photography. Hoping to do some sketching while I’m here. The final photograph in this […]

Notre Dame du Haut

I came across a sign to Notre Dame du Haut while driving from Zurich Switzerland to Troyes, France today. So, you can be assured this was an unplanned visit, but when I saw the sign for it along the interstate, I had to see it in real life! It cost 8 Euros to visit, and […]

Almeria Spain

We are only spending a few days in Almeria, March 9th – 12th, 2018.  Arrived by bus on March 9th at 2pm. Found our way to the Airbnb by taxi. We stayed in the older district. We have been to Almeria before… back in 2007 (if I am remembering correctly). And we did enjoy the […]

Granada

Granada – Quick facts (From Google) Granada is a city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s known for grand examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation, especially the Alhambra. This sprawling hilltop fortress complex encompasses royal palaces, serene patios, and reflecting pools from the Nasrid […]

Granada: 3-3-2018

Yesterday included a smooth rainy bus ride from Cordoba to Granada. Then with a time mix up and waiting in the rain for an hour to get into out airBnB. We ventured out to get food. After a long walk in the rain we found the Grocery store closed! More search for groceries led us […]

Cordoba Schedule and Reviews 2-27 thru 3-1

Visited Tuesday   XXX Casa del Guadalmerci omeya    –   FREE  – open  till 8pm –  (visited – 2/27)   XXX Posada del Potro Centro Flamenco –  FREE – Open till 7PM –  (visited – 2/27)     XXX Casa Arabe – FREE –  (visited – 2/27)   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..   Wednesday     XXX   Centro de Creacion Contemporanea de andalucia – FREE –  only open from 11 […]