Spain

Trip to Lisbon Portugal and Span. Bill and I went with my brother, his girlfriend and my parents. We visited Lisbon, Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba and Barcelona

Date: 2007-08-15

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GPS in the bus from the Portugal airport

Praca da Figueira, a plaza (+3 more)

Smart cars were everywhere (+2 more)

Busker with puppy, he was surrounded by a huge crowd (+4 more)

Castelo de Sao Jorge, the castle on the hill (+2 more)

Our trolley (+6 more)

Comidas & Santiago: Our restaurant in Lisbon

Train station in Lisbon (+1 more)

Metro station in Madrid, a wall with an animated Matrix-like effect

Botanical garden (+10 more)

Back entrance to the Prado, the line in front was hundreds long, in back it was empty (+3 more)

Glass elevators at the Reina Sofia (+2 more)

Monument at Parque del Retiro (+4 more)

Metropolis building (+1 more)

Street off Puerta del Sol (+6 more)

Museum of ham. Ham was insanely popular. (+4 more)

Glimpse of the cathedral in Toledo (+4 more)

Cathedral entrance (+4 more)

Transparente - fantastically decorated window in the roof (+6 more)

Church robes. The black one is similar to the one Q wore in Star Trek. (+6 more)

Crypt at a Synagogue (+3 more)

Flower pots adorn a window (+4 more)

This mosque was the oldest standing building in Toledo. (+5 more)

Puerta del Sol (+4 more)

Mazapan castle at the House of Mazapan

Gardens at the Royal palace (+1 more)

Royal palace (+5 more)

Cathedral across from royal palace (+2 more)

Royal palace (+5 more)

Mosque in Madrid (+1 more)

Roman Aquaduct at Segovia (+4 more)

Wall of Segovia (+2 more)

Plaza Mayor in Segovia (+3 more)

Road sign in Segovia: Warning, people live here. Or at least that is how we interpreted it. (+3 more)

Front of the Alcazar (Enh) (+4 more)

Coat of arms at the Alcazar (+7 more)

One of many impressive stained glass windows at the Alcazar (+7 more)

Cannonball calipers (+6 more)

The top of the Alcazar in Segovia (+5 more)

The town of Segovia from the Alcazar

Vampire head from the Dark Arts Museum in Segovia (+4 more)

Fast AVE train to Sevilla. It could go up to 230mph. (+2 more)

Bike rental in Sevilla. Many towns had bicycles all over for rent. (+1 more)

The Starbucks near the cathedral. Starbucks was not has prevalent as it was here, but there were still dozens per town. (+5 more)

Statue in front of the cathedral in Sevilla (+3 more)

Horse drawn carrige rides in Sevilla. The town also had an hourly street cleaning crew coming up after the horses.

Entrace to the Alcazar in Sevilla

Spanish fan at with mother of pearl (+1 more)

Fern coverted fountain at the alcazar in Sevilla (+2 more)

Peacock with baby (+3 more)

Bill at fountain in garden at the Alcazar in Sevilla (+3 more)

Reflecting pool and moorish arches at the alcazar in Sevilla (+8 more)

Resting birds at the alcazar garden (+3 more)

Bull ring in Sevilla (+1 more)

The Sevilla cathedral (+5 more)

Main alter (+5 more)

Columbus' tomb (or at least where they say he is now) (+2 more)

One of the treasures at the Sevilla cathedral (+4 more)

Finale at Flaminco show (+5 more)

White town on bus-ride to Granada (+3 more)

Map at the entrance to the Alhambra

Bill petting the 'wild' cat at the Alhambra

Tile and stucco work at the Alhambra's Nazaries palace (+4 more)

Mocarabes (honeycomb) paterns at the Alhambra's Nazaries palace (+3 more)

Patio of the Myrtles (+2 more)

Harem room overlooking the patio (+2 more)

Town of Granada from the Alhambra (+4 more)

Jardenes del Portal (+4 more)

New gardens at the Alhambra's Generalife

Re-created garden from the summer palace at the Alhambra's Generalife (+2 more)

Patio de la Sultana at the Alhambra's Generalife (+2 more)

Fountain of water down a very long staircase at the Alhambra's Generalife (+1 more)

Pathway arched with roses at the Alhambra's Generalife (+2 more)

Ruins of original Moorish households at the Alhambra (+2 more)

Plaza Nueva and our hotel from the Alhambra's tower (+3 more)

Military quarters from the Alhambra's tower (+2 more)

The Alhambra at dusk from a restaurant (+2 more)

Tower of Cordoba's Mezquita (+3 more)

Line of arches in Cordoba's Mezquita (+6 more)

Mihrab at Cordoba's Mezquita (+6 more)

Painted arches in side chapel at Cordoba's Mezquita (+6 more)

Roman bridge in Cordoba (+4 more)

Bird sanctuary in Cordoba (+3 more)

Facade of Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona (+2 more)

Hospital de la St Creu in Eixample Barcelona (+4 more)

Bell towers on the Nativity facade of the Sagrada Familia (+9 more)

Nativity facade of the Sagrada Familia in Eixample Barcelona (+5 more)

Passion facade on the Sagrada Familia in Eixample Barcelona (+6 more)

Stained glass in the Sagrada Familia in Eixample Barcelona (+4 more)

Ceiling in the Sagrada Familia in Eixample Barcelona. It was supposed to look like a tree canapy. (+4 more)

Model of the Sagrada Familia in Eixample Barcelona (+4 more)

La Pedrera in Eixample Barcelona (Enh) (+6 more)

Bike taxi in Eixample Barcelona (+1 more)

Fundacio Antoni Tapies in Eixample Barcelona. The wire scupture on top was added later. (+1 more)

Skull like balconies on casa Batllo (+4 more)

Entrance to the Mercat de la Boqueria (+5 more)

Gardens at the Castell de Montjuic (+4 more)

Cucumber from the gondola at Montjuic Barcelona (+5 more)

Interesting columns at Parc Guell Barcelona (+3 more)

Wall in a plaza at Park Guell. (+5 more)

Cake-like house at Parc Guell Barcelona (+2 more)

The crowd trying to get a picture with the lizard. it was crazy busy. (+4 more)

The famous Gaudi lizard at Parc Guell Barcelona (+1 more)

Leaning columns and guard-rail at Parc Guell Barcelona (+2 more)

Series of about 15 escalators to get to Parc Guell Barcelona

Feeding the pigeons at Placa Catalunya Barcelona (+4 more)

Fountain at Placa Catalunya Barcelona (+2 more)

Pet rat on La Ramblas Barcelona

Chariot at the museum of chocolate in Barcelona (+7 more)

Fountain sculpture at la Seu cathedral in Barcelona (+6 more)

Lobster sculpture at port Vell Barcelona (+4 more)

La Rambla in Barcelona (+4 more)

People dancing in front of the Cathedral (+2 more)

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Spain-Monserrat-32.JPG (+8 more)

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