Ricardo’s Wine Vats II (Catalonia)

Posted on April 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Ricardo's Wine Vats II (Catalonia)
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A few weeks ago, I published another picture of these wine vats from the opposite side. In this picture, you can see the doors used by the farmers to get inside the vat and start pressing the grapes with their bare feet. From this angle, you cannot see the full height of the structure; this is only a third of the whole. The vats were built on edges to avoid moving a lot of soil. Could you imagine building these vats with no more than stones?

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Narrow Streets in Florence

Posted on April 13, 2014 Leave a comment

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Florence is a great city to visit. While it has many stunning landmarks, you can find beauty in each corner. The narrow streets around the historical center are a great place to start; each one is a surprise. What kind of traveler are you? Do you prefer to go from one landmark to another? Or do you prefer to find your own way, without maps and planning?

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Light Between Trees (Jordan’s Beech Wood, Catalonia)

Posted on April 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Light Between Trees (Jordan's Beech Wood)
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This is another photograph from Jordan’s Beech Wood. I really love this place. Each time I visit, the calm and serenity of the forest empty my mind of daily worries and leave me free to fully enjoy my walk. Can you feel the peace from this photo?

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“Les Tapies” Farm (Catalonia)

Posted on March 30, 2014 Leave a comment

“Les Tapies” Farm (Catalonia)
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A few days ago, I was en route to a waterfall when I passed by this old farm, which awoke many memories from my childhood. I still remember getting into the car with my parents and stopping at the farm to by milk once or twice a week. We had stores in town to buy milk, but the farm milk was much tastier.

Les Tapies is a single farm, with a big building, bell tower, and a bridge connecting the main building with a chapel. It’s also a place with a lot of history. While this is not the original building, it is still quite old as it was built in the 14th century.

What do you think of the building? It’s not like the modern farms, is it?

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Saint Gaietà Chapel (Castellterçol, Catalonia)

Posted on March 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Saint Gaietà Chapel (Castellterçol, Catalonia)
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For a few years, I took the same trip by car and a few months ago, I saw a small chapel not far from the road. I happened to drive by this chapel with my camera and a day with nice weather, so I decided to stop and take a few photographs. The Chapel is located in Castellterçol. It was constructed in honor of Saint Gaietà, the patron of the local ice industry that provided ice to Barcelona between the 17th and 19th centuries.

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X Marks the Spot

Posted on March 16, 2014 Leave a comment

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During my last visit to Jordan’s Beech Wood (Fajeda d’en Jorda), I decided to avoid the main routes and started walking on the smallest paths I could find. The forest didn’t change much, but it gave me the opportunity to find new and interesting spots, like the one in this photograph. I don’t know if it’s a treasure under the trees, but having the opportunity to walk around this forest is a reward by of its own. Do you have a favorite forest? What do you love about it?

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Apricot Flowers

Posted on March 9, 2014 Leave a comment

Apricot Flowers
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These beautiful apricot flowers announce the beginning of the warm weather. Spring officially starts toward the end of March, but trees are beginning to be covered with flowers. It seems to me that winter is getting shorter each year, but warm days are always welcome.

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