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Capricho Espańol 2!


This trip to Spain was a celebration of my 30th wedding anniversary, so of course I went with my hubby. Especially for him, it was a well-deserved vacation.

We began in Barcelona, then took a train to Valencia, on the Costa Blanca, on the Mediterranean. Then we drove down the coast, through Oliva and Dénia, to Alicante. I have a special fondness for Alicante, not exactly sure why, but it’s a beautiful little town with a walkable old city and a castle nearby. Also, the beaches are within walking distance…aah.

Finally, we took a train back to Barcelona and then returned to Denver. For me, it was a wonderful adventure in iPhone photography. I’m a photographer, and take pleasure in capturing slices of life that epitomize a place or experience. Please enjoy these images of  “Whimsical Spain” (Capricho Espańol)….


Dreamy, Artistic … JEREZ and CÁDIZ

Following our tour of Andalucía, we (Salli and I) took a train from Sevilla to Jerez.  Known for its sherry wine, horses, and flamenco…Jerez, in southern Spain, is home to the ancient Moorish fortress Alcazar, and the Cathedral of Jerez.

I found it to be very inter-generational, people of all ages mingling together…even throughout the night, as we witnessed during the Catholic observance of Corpus Christi this June.  During this time (60 days after Easter), residents stay up all night to ‘paint’ the streets with colored salt.  In the following days, processions will walk over these paintings and they will dissolve into the dust.

Cádiz Square

A guided iPhone tour of Andalucía can be yours too.  Along with Salli Gutierrez of Spain-Connection.com (and moi), a small group of adventurers will travel to Madrid, Córdoba, Sevilla, and Jerez, in beautiful historic southern Spain from October 4 through October 13, 2014.  Click here for more information.  Time’s a wasting so sign up now!

PS: All photos taken with the iPhone 4s or 5s…it took a lot of courage for me to travel from the U.S. to Spain without my trusty Canon, just FYI.


Medieval, Magical Córdoba!

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In the heart of Andalucía, southern Spain, lies the medieval city of Córdoba, with its rich history, culture, and architecture.  I’ve always wanted to visit there but never got around to it until now…and it was worth the wait.

The Mezquita (Great Mosque/Cathedral of Córdoba) of course is the destination, visited and photographed by thousands every year.  I found the architectural styles fascinating, but what truly drew me to it was its history.

Here is my traveling partner…I caught her relaxing before we headed out to see the sights.  It seemed to capture the mood of Córdoba.

This adventure and guided photo tour can be yours too!  Sign up now, space is limited: www.Spain-Connections.com.  

Save the date!  October 4 ~ 13, 2014

(meetup in Madrid)


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