Sunday, 14 May 2017

Barcelona and Girona, Spain - 14th May 2017

Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia, an autonomous community in Spain, and the country's second most populous municipality, with a population of 1.6 million within city limits. Its urban area has a population of around 4.7 million people. Barcelona is the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan.It is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea.

Barcelona was founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon as an economic and administrative centre of the Crown and the capital of the Principality of Catalonia.

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia



Torre Glories

Arc de Triomf

Gothic Quarter
Gothic Quarter


Gothic Quarter

Barcelona Catedral

Casa Mila

Casa Batilo









Port of Barcelona

Christopher Colombus

La Rambla

 

Bar El bosc de les fades

Bar El bosc de les fades

Opium Night Club

Torre Glories

Girona is a city in Catalonia, Spain, at the confluence of the rivers Ter, Onyar, Galligants, and Güell and has a population of approximately 97,586. It is located 99 km (62 miles) northeast of Barcelona. Girona is one of the major Catalan cities.

Onyar River

Esglesia de Sant Feliu

Onyar River

The Lioness' Bottom

Kiss the bottom and legend says you will return to Giroona



Flower Festival

Girona Catedral



Flower Festival

Flower Festival

Flower Festival

Flower Festival



Sunset

Flower Festival









Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Madrid Spain - 10th May 2017

Madrid is the capital city of Spain. The city has a population of approximately 3.2 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU) after London and Berlin.
Madrid lies on the River Manzanares, this community is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of the country.
Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), belonging to the United Nations Organization (UN), the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), and the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB).

 

 

Palacio Real

Horse Guard at Palacio Real
Palace Gardens

Teatro Real

 

Viandas de Salamanca

Viandas de Salamanca

Cybele Palace

Arc de triomphe

 

Arc de triomphe

Jerome Royal Church

Prado Museum

Statue of the painter Diego Velazquez

Railway Station

Theatre

View of journey from Madrid to Barcelona by train

View of journey from Madrid to Barcelona by train

View of journey from Madrid to Barcelona by train