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Five Shots: The Colors and Patterns of Spain, Part II

Thanks to all who visited recent photo posts highlighting the educational traveling tour to Madrid, Toledo, Seville, and Barcelona. Here’s the last set. Which one do you like best?  

Toledo door
Toledo Castle, a Benedictine Monastery, then home to the Knights Templar
Toledo street corner by the Ibn Shushan Synagogue
Oldest standing Synagogue in Europe, Toledo, erected in 1180.
Catedral Primada Santa María de Toledo

typical shop window in Madrid
General Archives of the Indies, Seville. A repository of extremely valuable archival documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Philippines.
987 AD, The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba
The Plaza de España is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa, in Seville, Spain, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929
The Plaza de España
A staircase at the Plaza de España


ceiling at The Plaza de España

A bridge at The Plaza de España
Pilate’s awesome house

Spanish version of Tiramisu
The Alcázar of Seville
The Alcázar of Seville has many beautiful gardens
The Alcázar of Seville basement
La Casa de Pilatos

Barcelona at night

Spain’s architecture is dizzying, but by some miracle, the shapes and patterns blend together in harmony. The ornate details are draw-dropping. Thank you for accompanying me. Next June’s trip is Southern Italy….


27 thoughts on “Five Shots: The Colors and Patterns of Spain, Part II”

  1. What an adventure…my trip was only to Barcelona, but this provides me with ample reason to go back and explore more…so glad you had a great time – thanks for sharing such incredible photos!

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  2. I love all the ones with the tiles and ceramics, and enjoyed the whole set. I like the old doors best, but that’s because I like old doors! Southern Italy next? I have only ever been to Rome.
    Best wishes, Pete.


  3. You have a lot of very lovely photographs here, but I prefer Toledo castle. I’m relatively sure that Bunuel set at least one of his films in Toledo but I couldn’t tell you which one, I’m afraid. (Looked it up….it was “Tristana”)


  4. If l may add to that trivia, Viridiana was also filmed in Toledo. Thank you again for sharing ” tus fotos estupendas “. I loved all of them!!!


  5. I had a high school Spanish Club trip to Valencia, Barcelona, Majorca and Madrid. The cathedral in your post, the pretty tiles, general archives of the Indies and the lovely Plaza were ones which stiff out for me, Cindy. 🙂


      1. My brother and his wife, Susan who is both professor and Dean at Baldwin Wallace are in France with college students. Her agenda is mixing war and peaceful locations so Normandy, Dunquerque, Paris and Cluny.
        I will have to show her your fabulous photos sometime since they have taken students to the countries of South Africa, Scotland, England and Ireland and France at least twice. . . She told me she wished to go to Spain but tours are so tightly planned they cannot go. If they ever went, I would beg to go. 🙂
        Rich pays for his tickets and partial board, but they stay in apartments rather than hotels so that cost is easily split. Her food allowance is enough to share, cooking some meals at the apt. 😉
        Meanwhile, my first airplane ticket in years, will take me to Mississippi to visit my college friend this October.


        1. I’m so happy for your brother and sister-in-law! Many teachers take advantage of educational traveling, either by creating their own agenda to support their curriculum or like me, who relies on a company to do all the work. It’s the best thing I’ve done as a teacher. Next year is Southern Italy; I can’t wait!

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