Posts Tagged ‘Barcelona’

Travel Theme: Old-Fashioned

Toot your horn.
Trumpet and old-fashioned accents playing around inside the restroom at Taco Perla in San Diego’s North Park.

Party never stops. Restroom art inside Tacos Perla in #SanDiego

Nostalgia on display in Barcelona. Vintage bullfighting poster at Museu Tauri.
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Travel Theme: Meeting Place

You can find tapas, seafood and special “coke” cans at this Barcelona meeting place.
#kvpspain : A delicious tourist trap in #barcelona. Yummy seafood, tapas and street vendors with sketchy $60/coke cans. #fb
Plaça Reial in the Barri Gòtic.

We used this Cusco landmark to guide taxi drivers and Americans.
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Plaza de Mayor in Cusco, Peru.

I watched friends and family meet for food and conversation in this French Canadian market.
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Marche Jean-Talon in Montreal.

My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Meeting Place.

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Photo Friday: Portrait

Portrait of a hero.
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Inside St. Cecilia in San Francisco.

Portrait of faith.
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Inside the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Portrait of blue.
Street Art in the Mission
In San Francisco’s Mission.

Portrait of travelers.
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Inside La Alcoba Azul in Barcelona.

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Portrait.

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Travel Theme: Cities

The view from Prague Castle in the Czech Republic.
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The view from La Sagrada Família in Barcelona.
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Graffiti in Toronto’s Chinatown.
Cute street art in Toronto's Chinatown

My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Cities.

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Photo Friday: Shadows

Sunset at Museu Tauri in Barcelona.
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(More about my trip to Spain.)

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Shadows.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

A blessing for travelers.
Blessing for travelers
On our day trip to Mexico, I spotted this 75-foot statue of Jesus off the highway leading to Ensenada.

The calm before a fight.
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Inside the bull ring at Museu Tauri in Barcelona.

Butterflies before my first lecture.
Setting up for my lecture
A studio inside St. Petersburg State University.

My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Craving hot weather.

Travel memories…
We left our sweaters back in the hotel when we wandered around Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) in Barcelona.
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I love this shot of Hanna – caught in the middle of a thought. We had a blast celebrating her birthday in Spain. Also – we were grateful when she translated our questions and food orders.

I managed to order clara and cava at bars, on my own, by the end of the trip.

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Tourist bonus: cached maps on our smartphones synched up with GPS signals. We didn’t need cell phone service. It’s like having a live map when you’re navigating thru twisty alleys in Barri Gòtic!


A busker entertained us as we waited to go inside the Picasso Museum.

This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life.

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Travel theme: Work

Roasting chicken at Los Caracoles in Barcelona, Spain.
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Selling fish at the Mercado de Pesce in Ensenada, Mexico.
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Making a movie near the Kronverk Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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My entry for today’s Travel Theme: Work.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Gaudi’s mosaic masterpieces dazzled me at Park Güell in Barcelona.
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My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns.

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Travel theme: Architecture

Inside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia in Barcelona’s Gothic district.
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Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Fading beauty – what’s left of the New Mission Theater in San Francisco.
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My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Architecture.

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