Just got back from an incredible vacation in Spain with the family. Sadly, I could not put my camera down - I was in SPAIN, after all. :) We traveled quite a bit and hit Madrid, Barcelona, Moraira (southeastern cost of Spain - Costa Blanca), and the gem of the trip...Ibiza. I loved Ibiza so much, I wanted to start with showcasing those photographs. There was so much art all over Spain - it lived and breathed artistic expression every where. From the culinary delights to the insane Gaudi-inspired architecture. Even the airport in Madrid took inspiration from the genius Antoni Gaudi. It was an unforgettable trip and wish I was still there!
The view from the top of the old city in Ibiza at sunset
An ancient door to an apartment in the ancient city in Ibiza.
Ibiza at night - the city becomes absolutely enchanting after dark...
The airport in Madrid. Even the airport is a master work of art - taking its inspiration from Antoni Gaudi.
Our family on a bike tour of Barcelona - the BEST way to see the city!
The following series of photographs are of the magnificent Sagrada Familia - the most spectacular cathedral on earth. When I walked inside, I nearly dropped to my knees and began to weep. The stunning architecture and beauty are incomparable to anything I've ever seen in my life.
Our villa in Moraira, on the the south eastern coast:
A stop for lunch in Salou (paella of course)
Edy can't contain herself - she must dance - even in the backseat during a Spanish roadtrip!
My delicious niece, Alex, all dolled up in her Spanish finest
The coast of Moraira as seen through my lens baby selective focus lens
We stopped for an afternoon in the chilly (I'm talking icy cold) waterfalls in Algar. Gal snapped this shot - I'm teaching her good, eh?
...then it was off to the ridiculously tall mountains in Guadalest to visit then ancient hilltop town and cathedral. Occupying one of the most stunning positions in Spain, this small village is precariously perched on the pinnacle of a granite mountain, giving fabulous views across the valley carved out by the River from which the village takes its name.
Edy makes the golden mountain look even better. :)
We started our trip in Madrid, and during our tour, the Pope was visiting! So there were millions of youths swelling the city beyond it's normal capacity.
Here's a gorgeous indoor/outdoor market. You wanted to eat everything in this place. They cool the market, not with air conditioning, but with misting jets. Check them out coming out of the roof...
My JJ looking as handsome as ever in front of the cafe
and finally, the family at our villa. I want to especially thank my father in law Avram for making this incredible trip possible!
Labels: Barcelona, Ibiza, Madrid, Spain