Guest post by Paige Holland-Greene — … I have visited many palaces over the years, from Versailles to Schönbrunn to Windsor, but nothing came close to the magnificence of the Palau Güell, maybe because I wasn’t expecting it (one expects Versailles to be magnificent after all.)
For those of you seeking a getaway in the great outdoors, a holiday in Costa Del Sol, Spain is one of the most affordable and exciting options. Nestled in the south of the Iberian Peninsula with a name that translates to the “Sunny Coast,” there are enticing outdoor activities in Costa del Sol all year round.
The pumpkin pies are out of the oven, Mr. TWS is starting on the sweet potatoes, and a turkey will be roasting soon. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays here in the United States. We indulge, watch some football, work on a seasonal jigsaw puzzle and think about how grateful we are for friends, family and travel!
I’ve been back from Spain for a month and a half, but I’m still thinking about the cities, the sea, the food and the people! Many of you have already seen my postcards from Girona, snapshots of Madrid, posts about Barcelona’s “Block of Discord”, Catalonian wine country and more. For Travel Photo Thursday, I want to share some photos of Barcelona’s Eixample Disrict, the heart of the city’s “raux i seny” design culture and most of its Moderniste architecture.
Passeig de Gràcia is Barcelona’s grand avenue of elegant shops, upscale hotels and Moderniste architectural gems exuding the Eixample district’s “la rauxa i el seny” design culture…..What came as more of a surprise was Illa de la Discòrdia.