Monday, February 27, 2006

Catalonia on different pictures:)

Hello - today I would like to present you Catalonia-Barcelona and some other Catalonian cities, Costa Brava coast, and Pyreneje mountains on other pictures that I found on the Net.
I must admit I liked the views:)
Let's start with Barcelona's views, then Costa Brava and general panorama of Pyreneje mountains - but first physical map of Catalonia region that you can enlarge by simply double clicking - the borders of Catalonia region are marked with pink colour:

And now some views:)

1. famous Barcelonian cathedral (of saint family) still under construction (designed by Gaudi):

2. general panorama of Barcelona:

2. the Barcelonian park with collumns designed by Gaudi:

4. the house of Gaudi in Barcelona designed by famous architect:

5. a seashore in Barcelona

6. a park with acacia(?) trees in Barcelona

7. another panorama of Bacelona

8. a park with plantas in Barcelona

9. famous(?) two towers in Barcelona

10. a small, cute street in Barcelona
11. next panorama of Barcelona city

12. plants in Barcelona

13. empty beach in Barcelona

Ok. Now some pictures from Costa Brava seashore. Wow - that views! And two pictures with snowy Pyreneje at the end. I think I love Catalonia:)

See you soon - in next entry pictures of two other big cities in Catalonia that I didn't mention this time. Read me soon:)

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Pictures from Catalonia and not only...

In this entry of mine I would like to present to you the pictures that were sent to me by one Catalonia-citizen some time ago. I must admit he sent to me also a map of his trip during which these pictures were taken but I lost this map somewhere in my e-mail box among dozens of other pictures (clumsy me again). So I hope to find the map and write you bit more what exactely was the route of the trip where the pictures were taken.
In the meantime - look at the general map of Spain and two maps of Catalonia region I found on the net. Try to locate Barcelona city from which the guy is. As you can see he is a big motorbike fan. I am not specially interested in motorbikes so I hope he will forgive me omitting all pictures of his beautiful machine. I also excluded pictures of the cities cause I don't know which cities they show. I promised to this guy that I will publish his pictures so enjoy some Calalonian views he shot though I have to sincerely admit I found quite different Catalonian panoramas on the Net (either shot by tourists or done as presentations for the eventual tourists) and probably I will show you some of them here. All in all - mountains are always lovely:)
Thank you Sergio:) Send more:)
First general map of Spain and maps of the region. You can enlarge the maps by duble clicking in the centre of them. Catalonia and Barcelona are in north-eastern part of Spain.

And below SOME of 100 pictures from Spain I was sent by Sergio from Barcelona:)

OK. That's all for today as it seems to me. In the next fascinating entry of this blog except of some different Catalonian panaromas I found on the Net I will put a picture of the traveller who did the ones above while riding his beautiful motorbike trip-around-Catalonia. Girls - hold your breaths since today;)
To be continues.
PS1. I have to admit the architecture of Catalonian mountain houses is very interesing:)
Ps2. Some days ago I read such a text on one of my favourite www sides and truly speaking I think I am still surprised - I didn't know about it! I gave this part in green colour:) In the same place I also learnt a lot of other things I didn't have a slightest notion about like, for example, the number of Irish who emmigrated from Green Island and are living around the world acknowledging their Irish roots. If you can try to guess what is the number when the number of contemporary Irish pupulation is about 4 million.
This belies the fact that Ireland has been an exporter of people since the written word came to Ireland in the 5th Century. St. Patrick came to Ireland in 432 A.D. , but the success of his conversion of the Country to Christianity led to missionaries leaving in numbers throughout the intervening centuries , right up until today. Missionaries such as Colm Cille , who travelled to Scotland , Columbanus throughout Europe and St. Brendan who discovered America in the 6th Century , long before Columbus, all set the scene for future generations of ‘perigrinatores Christi’, wanderers for Christ. Christian Missionaries from Ireland have penetrated every part of the globe throughout the ensuing ages and have left a feeling for Irishness wherever they have gone.

And here read bit more about Saint Brendan:

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Revange of animals

In this very short entry of mine I would like to notice that animals are mostly ignored by human beings nowadays but because the last don't seem to be too smart I think that soon animals will take over the planet and this is how life will look like then:

Hope you enjoy my blog:)
PS. Thank you my penpal from India for posting me this interesting stuff.
Spain - next. I promise:)

Monday, February 20, 2006

Waiting for a summer...

I tried to do my own www with some nice summer flowers but I failed:(. Are they too big or what? So I am putting these garden flowers here with a wish of summer to come as soon as possible. To be continued soon - next entry - about Spain. Hot country:)

PS. All these flowers above were cultivated by my mother. She is a gifted gardener, isn't she?
All in all she is a granddaughter of another gardener so what different can we expect?;)
Summer - COME AT LAST!!! Let grow green grass, bring some fresh days and let this whole world to be green cause now the snow is melting and there is such a mud everywhere that I cry because of my February-melt depression!