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Hiking Near Benasque

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Cadaqués Hike

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Gorges de la Carança

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Hike from Beceite, Aragon

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Villefranche de Conflent

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Minerve Hike

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Montblanc Medieval Festival and Hiking

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Hike from Tavertet to Rupit

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Sagrada Família

Sagrada Familia


Cementiri de Montjuïc

Cementiri de Montjuïc


Pòrtics d’en Xifré

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October Indian Summer

Barceloneta Beach


October Morning in Aigua Blava

Aigua Blava Stairs

Aigua Blava is a small bay on the Costa Brava, near Begur and Palafrugell.


Poblet Monastery

Poblet Cloisters View


Hotel Vela

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The W Barcelona designed by architect Ricardo Bofill.


Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava

Tossa de Mar is a little over an hour drive north of Barcelona. In the 12th century the medieval town was walled off and a castle was built on the highest point of Mt. Guardí.

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The town was popular with Spanish and foreign artists during the 1930′s and the municipal museum has a good collection including the Celestial Violinist by Marc Chagall.

There is a trail with great views that goes between Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar. The route between Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar coincides with section 11 of the GR 92 trail.

See also

Lloret de Mar – Tossa de Mar – GRs

From Tossa de Mar to Lloret de Mar

The Mediterranean path (also known as GR-92)


Barcelona Marathon 2013

Leading runners passing the Columbus Monument…

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Palau del Parlament de Catalunya

Palau del Parlament de Catalunya

The Parliament of Catalonia, located in Parc de la Ciutadella. The statue of a woman in front of the building is called Desconsol (Distress; 1907), by modernist Catalan sculptor Josep Llimona i Bruguera (1864- 1934).

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Natural History Museum Ice Rink

The Natural History Museum Ice Rink


Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece: La Sagrada Família

Looking down on the famous church designed by Antoni Gaudí and under construction since 1882. Gaudí combined Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms for this project, to which he devoted his final years.


La Deesa, Josep Clarà

La Deesa (La diosa, The goddess) by Josep Clarà i Ayats (1878–1958) in Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona.


Castine Harbor at Dawn

Castine Harbour, Maine


View from Fort Pentagöet, Castine Maine

The town of Castine is named after a French military officer who served in Acadia, Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie de Saint-Castin (1652–1707). He married a Native American Indian wife, the daughter of the Penobscot chief, Madokawando.

Acadia was a colony of New France – made up of regions of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces and modern-day Maine to the Kennebec River.

Our Lady of Holy Hope Catholic Church now stands on the site of Fort Pentagoet (1635-1734). Fort Pentagoet served as a trading post and was the capital of French Acadia.


Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne is a tidal island off the north-east coast of England in Northumberland. It is only accessible from the mainland twice daily during low tide. The nearest town is Berwick-upon-Tweed, between Newcastle and Edinburgh on the East Coast Rail Line.

Lindisfarne Priory Ruins

Lindisfarne Priory: The monastery of Lindisfarne was founded by Saint Aidan in 635 AD. He was a monk at the monastery on the Island of Iona in Scotland before being sent to Northumbria at the request of King Oswald.

Lindisfarne Priory Ruins and Rainbow Arch

In 793 AD the Vikings raided Lindisfarne and that date is often used to mark the beginning of the Viking Age. The attacks, notably in 793 and 875 AD forced the monks to abandon the site. In the eleventh century the monks returned to build Lindisfarne Priory, the ruins of which can be seen today.

Lindisfarne Bay and Castle at Low Tide

Lindisfarne Castle:  In 1542, Henry VIII ordered the Earl of Rutland to fortify Lindisfarne against possible Scottish invasion. The fort built on Beblowe Crag between 1570 and 1572 formed the basis of the castle that exists today. It was converted into a private house in 1903 by British architect Edwin Lutyens.

References: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindisfarne, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle/, www.historvius.com/lindisfarne-priory-319/