So, we are back. And I am faced with jet-lag, dirty laundry, a slight stomach bug bothering multiple Barefoot Hippies, no groceries, and over 1000 photos to sort, edit and watermark.
This is my Spain photograph post. My Spain trip thoughts post will come on Wednesday.
You will be happy to know that I did not put all 1000+ photos in this post. I whittled it down to 67. And, to save you all that scrolling, I combined the 67 into 17 collages. I know. I impressed myself...
But, I'm easily impressed.
By colorful buildings and intricate architecture. By blue skies and wrought iron balconies. By castles and cathedrals. By sheer weight of 4000 years of history.
|Segovia, Spain. Alcazar, the castle and throne room of Isabel and Ferdinand. This is where Columbus got permission and funding to sail the ocean blue.|
|The Roman Aqueduct of Segovia. And the Segovia Cathedral. I loved the clean lines of the outside of this cathedral, with the lesser amount of ornamentation.|
|Madrid Cathedral, an OLD section of wall, Plaza Major (Madrid)|
|Entrance to Madrid from the 1800s, random pretty buildings. The castle-like one is the PO|
|The Royal Castle|
|(moving on to Jumilla) Cave paintings, climbing to the paintings (freaked me out!!), Ben and Mr. Hippie, Jumilla Castle.|
Castles are kind of sprinkled all over Spain on random mountains.
|Friends enjoying THE best churros, and the Jumilla Cathedral|
|Cave house. Olive trees. Jumilla is filled with olive groves, grape vines and wineries. Their wine is amazing.|
Also, wine in Spain is cheaper than water. Go figure.
|Our kids and their friends...they all had a blast and we miss them a ton.|
|Paella, Meres and Mercy "her pup"|
|Arc De Triumph, the awesome fountain, a rose window, and my kids...|
|Randomness...us at the Barcelona port, the backpacks packed (they worked very well), a cafe bombon, |
and old Roman graves.