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.
the colorful buildings of Girona, the capital of the region, through one of the bridges across the river
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 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.
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.
We spent a lot of time on the coast part of Costa Brava — look at this water.
one of the statues in a botanical gardens we toured
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.
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.
Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a restaurant anymore. But there just might be another meal I had that might make you drool….
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!
You are hitting TBEX, right? See you there.
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!
He’s got some odd designs, for sure.
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
I have been so lame in Barcelona. I have been like 3-4 times and hardly done anything. Just work. Ugggg.
I am incredibly jealous you guys got to meet Ferran Adrià. Can’t wait to hear about the rest of the trip!
He is simply an impressive man. Really interesting guy.
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.
Wow that Gaudi park looks like it could make your eyes ache after awhile!
Gaudi can be gaudy. 😉
Oooh the first shot is my favorite, though the tilt-shift one is super fun, too!
Beautiful pictures and stunning views!
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!
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!
Looking forward to seeing you guys in a few months there, for sure.
Very impressive shot! Thanks for sharing these stunning photos with us! Love it!
I quite like Girona, especially all the narrow stone stairways everywhere. Been meaning to write about it…
I am quite looking forward to TBEX there this September. And some more time in that region. So nice.
Park Guell photo looks amazing – lens shift makes the photo look like from cartoon 🙂
Good, because that is the effect I was going for with that edit. Thanks.
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.
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.
Michael, that shot from the top of Park Guell is fantastic. I feel like I’m looking into a modern day Hansel and Gretel.
Park Guell photo is so beautiful!!!
One of the few Gaudi places that I like 😉
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