Monday, December 19, 2011

Catching up a bit on the Spain/Portugal trip

Limited access to (free) internet limited post at the end of the Spain/Portugal trip. Spent several days in Madrid and Barcelona before flying home via München. Great view of the Alps on the flight from Barcelona. Trip was really an eyeopener regarding the cultural history of Spain and Portugal. Tremendous Islamic influence in the architecture with a long, long history. Old in Spain starts with the Romans, Visigoths, and Moors, new starts with the 16th century.

Of course Barcelona has all of this Gaudy architecture, alongside the Medieval cathedral, the Picasso Museum and other striking sites.

Gaudy's cathedral interior, needs to be seen to be believed.

Medieval Cathedral Nave

View of the Alps from the flight from Barcelona to München.