Costa Brava, a very brief photo glimpse 29

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I was honored to be invited to a blog trip to the Costa Brava region of northern Spain a few weeks ago by the amazing and wonderful folks at the Costa Brava Tourism Board.

Unlike seemingly all my other blog companions on that trip, I am so far behind on my posting schedule that I likely won’t be able to do all my posts about this great trip for a month or so. But in the meantime, I did want to roll though some of my photos to just give you a very brief and non-comprehensive look at just a few of the sights I was able to absorb in this trip packed full of action and memories.

costa brava photos girona spain waterfront

the colorful buildings of Girona, the capital of the region, through one of the bridges across the river


girona spain river colorful buildings

another shot of the riverside buildings and trees, slightly tilted in honor of one of my traveling companions on this trip, Sherry Ott


Ferran Adrià with bart simpson

Ferran Adrià is one of the most famous residents of the region (one of the best chefs in the world). How famous is he? He was a character in an episode of the Simpsons.


Gaudi buildings tilt shift from park guell barcelona

some of the buildings designed by the famous architect Antonio Gaudi in Park Guell, Barcelona, which is not in the Costa Brava region, but was part of our tour.


blue waters off the coast of costa brava spain

We spent a lot of time on the coast part of Costa Brava — look at this water.


blue woman statue in costa brava spain

one of the statues in a botanical gardens we toured


painter painting Sagrada Família barcelona

a painter painting the Sagrada Família church, right in front of the church. Again in Barcelona, not Costa Brava proper.

If you like my photography, some previous photo essays are here: Italy by Photos and Seven Good Shots and Angkor Wat by Photos.

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About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.

29 thoughts on “Costa Brava, a very brief photo glimpse

  • Stephanie - The Travel Chica

    Love the composition of the first photo. And how freaking cool that you got to meet a Simpsons character… I imagine there will be a post about a meal at Ferran Adrià’s restaurant that will have me drooling on my keyboard.

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a restaurant anymore. But there just might be another meal I had that might make you drool….

  • Ali

    The Park Guell photo looks like gingerbread houses. Love it! We’ll be in Barcelona in August, so I’m looking forward to seeing some of this soon!

  • Ryan at Travel and Graphs

    I agree with Ali, gingerbread houses were the first thought that popped into my head. It looks so cool it’s almost hard to believe!

  • Larissa

    So beautiful! Ok, see you at TBEX.

    And Park Guell…I can’t believe I have been to Barcelona 3 times and haven’t made it there yet. #fail

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      I have been so lame in Barcelona. I have been like 3-4 times and hardly done anything. Just work. Ugggg.

  • Emily in Chile

    I am incredibly jealous you guys got to meet Ferran Adrià. Can’t wait to hear about the rest of the trip!

  • Leah Travels

    I’m really looking forward to seeing Costa Brava for myself, but until then your photos will work. I’m also looking forward to meeting you in September. I owe you a Skype call, by the way.

  • Camels & Chocolate

    Oooh the first shot is my favorite, though the tilt-shift one is super fun, too!

  • Marie @ A Montrealer Abroad

    Such stunning photos Michael! I really love Girona and the first photo is a very good tribute to the city. The only thing I don’t like is that it’s too far away from the pristine Mediterranean sea!

  • jade

    Such a beautiful spot and so happy so many people are getting to visit and experience it. Can’t wait to head back in a few months!

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      Looking forward to seeing you guys in a few months there, for sure.

  • Sophie

    I quite like Girona, especially all the narrow stone stairways everywhere. Been meaning to write about it…

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      I am quite looking forward to TBEX there this September. And some more time in that region. So nice.

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      Good, because that is the effect I was going for with that edit. Thanks.

  • Simon P

    Looking forward to some more posts! It looks like a lovely part of the world, you lucky fella. I like the use of colour in these photographs.

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      As soon as my computer arrives from there, I will be doing a load more posts from there and other places. Need a faster machine.

  • Alex Lop

    Michael, that shot from the top of Park Guell is fantastic. I feel like I’m looking into a modern day Hansel and Gretel.

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