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A Visit to the Alhambra

November 7, 2010 by

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We took a day trip with a tour group to the city of Granada a few Sundays ago.  It’s a long way to go for a day trip – 3 hours up and back – but it was definitely worth it.  The Alhambra and Generalife gardens are by far the most remarkable place we’ve visited […]

Buscando Tio Pepe / Looking for Uncle Joe

November 5, 2010 by

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Rumor had it that my long lost uncle Joe was someplace in Spain. Knowing that Joe liked to tip a glass or two Sue and I headed off to Jerez de la Frontera. “Jerez” is the hispanicized version of “Sherish” which was its Moorish name when the town was under Islamic rule. The English speaking […]

Tears of Wonder; Tears of Happiness at the Basilica of The Macarena

November 1, 2010 by

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There are many old churches in Seville as well as the beautiful Catedral that Bill wrote about.  The one church that made an impression on me is the Basílica de La Macarena.  La Macarena is Seville’s most revered image and is the patron of gypsies and the protector of the matador.  I’m not sure you can tell from […]

Random Views of Everyday Life

October 15, 2010 by

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One of the things I like to do is to walk about observing and discovering small aspects of everyday life that are interesting. So, I thought folks might enjoy these photos as well. There is no particular connection among them. 1. One thing that I was quickly educated about when I went to the fruit and […]

La Boda/The Wedding

October 13, 2010 by

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Antes de nuestra viaje a Espana, fuimos a la boda de mi hermano Bob.  Aqui estan dos  fotos de nuestra familia. Before we left for our trip to Spain, we went to my brother Bob’s wedding.  Here are two photos of our family.

Las Puertas/The Doors

October 13, 2010 by

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As Bill mentioned in the first post, the streets in our neighborhood are very narrow. So, if you are walking slowly, (and you are curious) you can’t help but look at the doors of the buildings. Some doors, such as these at the Iglesia de San Esteban are massive and very imposing. But if you look close, […]

Greetings From Sevilla

October 11, 2010 by

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Sue and I arrived in Sevilla from Madrid last Thursday by high speed train — called the AVE. The ride, for people used to taking the Acela from Providence, RI, to New York, was incredibly fast and smooth; no bumping, halting clickity-clack on this train. The trip takes about 2 1/2 hours. One thing that […]