España 

Posted by Gabrielle on April 5, 2016 in Travel |

By Gabrielle Bremer – Through the Lens Photography After two plane rides and a thirty hour Monday, it’s good to be home. This is the first chance I’ve had to sit at my computer and edit photos in over two weeks. Over the next few days, I will be sharing with you, my adventures and photos […]

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Segovia España con Gabrielle

Posted by Pat on April 5, 2016 in Travel |

2 April 2016 Gusts have decreased from howling to just brisk as we flee Zaragoza. I’m afraid the winds have done their damage as Gabrielle has struck this city from her places to revisit. Sadly, so have I. Though weather is crisp, dry and sunny, winds associated with the term “anticyclone” distract from our enjoyment. […]

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Zaragoza España con Gabrielle

Posted by Pat on April 1, 2016 in Travel |

31 March – 1 April 2016 We drive west into the Les Guilleries mountain range with the bare rugged peaks of Massis del Montseny on our left, the snowy Pyrenees to our right, elusive Andorra in the distance. Temperatures have dropped several degrees and fierce winds buffet our car as we drop out of the […]

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Catalonia’s Desire to Depart from Spain 

Posted by Gabrielle on March 30, 2016 in Travel |

By Gabrielle Bremer – Through the Lens Photography As told by Joelle of Girona Because of Catalonia’s different way of life, the province wants to succeed from Spain. They even have their own flag that separatists fly proudly from their balconies.

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Tossa de Mar España con Gabrielle

Posted by Pat on March 30, 2016 in Travel |

30 March 2016 Women can not survive on museums, churches, and city architecture alone. Thus, we drive the short distance to the Costa Brava and the small picturesque beach town of Tossa de Mar. It is a beautiful drive through low mountain passes, curving and winding down to an alluvial plain and the Mediterranean. Tossa […]

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Girona España con Gabrielle

Posted by Pat on March 30, 2016 in Travel |

29-30 March 2016 Girona is an easy drive north from Barcelona and an “elder person’s” respite from the big city, noise, crowds. For youth, not so much. An ancient city where Romans built a citadel in the 1st century BC, the Visigoths ruled until conquered by the Moors in 715. In 785 Charlemagne conquered the […]

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Barcelona España con Gabrielle

Posted by Pat on March 28, 2016 in Travel |

26-28 March 2016 – Easter Sunday, Easter Monday Huge fortresses and walled towns sit atop promontories over the sparkling azure Mediterranean as we motor between Valencia and Barcelona. I avoid the very expensive Autopista for the A-7 and the drive is pleasant and speedy. Even when I miss a roundabout turn, Google Maps reroutes; coupled […]

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