Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mediterranian Beach Towns

We took a couple of day trips out of Barcelona, one north and one south.  We visited a few beach towns and little walled medieval villages.  Here are a few pictures.

We went into lots of churches and cathedrals on our trip.  Most are full of gold and silver and lots of carvings and paintings.  My two favorites were a medieval monastery in Barcelona that had no decorations in its chapel, and a small church in one of the towns on these tours which also had almost no decoration.  But, that little church did have this vending machine where one could by a candle to light.  We have never seen anything like this!!

Medieval toilet in the wall surrounding one of the little medieval towns we visited.

Roman aqueduct

On our tour to the southern coast, this lovely lady was in our van of 4 people.  Turns out, she was Gil's next door neighbor in San Francisco for 13 years.  He hadn't seen her for probably 15 years.  Sure is a small world!

This part of Spain was really beautiful, at least while we were there.  The weather was absolutely perfect, and it was tempting to think it would be a nice place to live.  But, there is the summer to think about.  HOT!!  HOT!! HOT!!!  Nice place to visit, but Cuenca is better year round.

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