After basking in the patinas of Provence, it was time to soak in the sights and savory flavors of Spain. The Riviera’s Christening cruise from Monte Carlo brought me to Valencia and Barcelona where I was able to enjoy local color, architecture and traditional Spanish dishes. Here’s a taste of the sensory treats that caught my eye.
A facade with intriguing wall detail in the main square of Valencia, Spain
An inspiring combination of materials – stone mosaic floor, copper embossed door and rustic stone wall of an old Church in the heart of downtown Valencia
An elegant vine pattern that runs along a quiet side street in Valencia
A mosaic of colorful graphic tiles cover a sidewalk in Valencia
A tantalizing sandwich shop in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona
Pastries – or as I like to call them, the mini architecture – of Barcelona
One of the many ornate veneers that surround Barcelona
The elaborate columns at the Picasso Museo in Barcelona
I love when my work allows me to experience such vibrant cities and rich history. I hope you find as much inspiration from these slices of Spanish culture as I do.
Photos by Susan Bednar Long