With some help from the experts at the New York Times, in search of Europe’s defining, ultimate budget destinations…
“It is golden in the heat…”Read more "Chris Jones, on Madrid. And Penelope Cruz, Eventually."
I’ve been to Madrid once. Didn’t get a chance to let it make much of an impression.Read more "Kolby Did Madrid, But Only Barely…"
It pays to be Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s the established second-greatest player in the world. He makes so many millions a year, there’s really no point in being too specific about the figure. He does this. He’s played for Sporting, Manchester United, and Real Madrid. Chances are, he’ll be bored with whatever team he’s on at the […]Read more "Cristiano Ronaldo, The Pride of Portugal"
What is Gaudi’s Park Guell? from Wikipedia: The large cross at the Park’s high-point offers the most complete view of Barcelona and the bay. It is possible to view the main city in panorama, with the Sagrada Família and the Montjuïc area visible at a distance. The park supports a wide variety of wildlife, notably several of […]Read more "Gaudi’s Park Guell in Barcelona"
Gaudi’s church and Park Guell are interchangeable hallmarks. For many, though – for me – the Spanish architect’s apartment block at Casa Mila, better known as La Pedrera, is the coolest. The sleekest. The smartest and most alluring. What is La Pedrera? from Wikipedia: La Pedrera (pronounced: [ɫə pəˈðɾeɾə], meaning the ‘The Quarry’), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni […]Read more "La Pedrera (Casa Mila) in Barcelona"
Apparently, Barcelona isn’t really in Spain. Something called Catalonia. Apparently, Antoni Gaudi was some super-famous builder of homes and all buildings similar. For the Sagrada Familia, he was supposed to build a home for God. Fittingly, it remains unfinished. What is the Sagrada Familia? from Wikipedia: The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Catalan pronunciation: [səˈɣɾaðə […]Read more "The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona"