On a Visual Feast

I loved Barcelona … vibrant, charming, eclectic … so much to see … so much to do. We used our time well for the portion of 3 days we had there, yet I am confident we could spend another 3 days and see all new things – and still no museum time.

Barcelona is a continuous visual feast. The eyes never stop moving, thus always finding something that is striking to the eye.

No matter if in the Old City ….


… or in the portion of the city that grew during the late 1800s and early 1900s

… or in the unique forms of the Modernist architects of the early 1900s …

.. even in the more recent designs …

Barcelona is a visual feast. Although I loved the diversity of its architecture, its balconies continually captured my heart.

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On Exploring a Place Water Falls

For those celebrating Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful holiday. For others, I hope your day was a good one.

For the time between Christmas Day and the new year, I want to provide posts that will capture your imagination. I call these the Exploring series with each featuring a short introduction and a video – all with hopes of getting interesting comments.

Watch, enjoy, and share your thoughts about this computer animation of an actual masterpiece.

On Arches

Arches can be a noun, adjectives, or verb

Arches are something that curves

Arches span an opening

Arches can be a buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth, angle, arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, inflection, turn wind, curl, and more

Arches can be a principal, chief, mischievous, or saucy

Arches can be deal with archery, architecture, and even be archaic

Arches are commonly associated with human anatomy as fingerprints, the spine, Aorta, and feet

Arches can describe an action or a structure

Arches can span, vault, resist, intersect, rest, and support

Arches can be overbearing, overriding, paramount, primary, dominant, foremost, chief, and more

Arches are associated with gateways, buildings, architecture, national parks, landmarks, St. Louis, and McDonald’s

Enjoy these photos of arches from my trip to Italy. Do you have a favorite?

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Leading Home (as per Elyse)

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Arch and the door

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The passageway

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The ever-flowing water source

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The remaining old city gate

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The cathedral

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The stairs

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The Leaning Tower through the gate