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Travel Pictures - SPAIN - 1998

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          I entered Spain from France and Andorra and stopped first in Barcelona on
     the Mediterranean coast before venturing into the interior and the capital city of
     Madrid. Next was a stop in the lovely city of Salamanca followed by a side trip to
     Portugal before re-entering Spain to visit the popular cities in the far south including
     Seville, Granada, Malaga, Rhonda, and Gibraltar.

Madrid, like many Spanish cities, has a well-preserved old town at the city center while the modern buildings
(less appealing to tourists) tend to be located in the outlying areas -
Madrid, Spain
Spain's lovely capital and largest city even has an attractive central business district -
Madrid, Spain
The Royal Palace of Madrid, constructed in 1755, is the largest royal palace in Western Europe -
Madrid, Spain
What might appear as an overgrown haunted house is actually
a monument to Jesus Christ, Mary, and the Apostles -
Sagrada Familia; Barcelona, Spain
The cathedral's original architect was Antonio Gaudi who worked on the project for more
than 40 years. Construction began in 1882 and has a scheduled completion date of 2026 -
Sagrada Familia; Barcelona, Spain
Although the existing spires exceed 300 feet, the final design will contain a tower soaring more than 550
feet toward the heavens. This unusual construction is an enjoyable place to visit as negotiating the dark
passages and ascending the spiral staircases into the lofty towers brings out the child in every visitor.
Perhaps this is by design? After all, didn't Jesus say that we are to become as little children? 
Sagrada Familia; Barcelona, Spain
This ancient bridge (partly Roman) has 26 arches to span the Tormes River -
Salamanca, Spain
A delightful Renaissance town, Salamanca is often referred to as the golden city due to the
golden glow that is reflected from the sandstone. In spite of the colorful sandstone,
strolling the narrow corridors seems more reminiscent of medieval Europe -
Salamanca, Spain
One of many lovely scenes found within the capital of Andalusia -
Pabellon Mudejar; Seville, Spain
The Cathedral of Seville, which is the largest Roman Catholic cathedral in the world, houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus -
Seville, Spain
Peering down on Granada's city center from the Alhambra -
Granada, Spain
Looking across to the ancient Moorish palace and fortress that was completed in the 14th century. The Alhambra surmounts a
ridge and contains gardens, fountains, a palace, a mosque, and an imposing fortress wall with 13 towers. The Moors were
Muslims who came across from North Africa and conquered vast areas of Spain which they ruled for eight centuries -
Granada, Spain
A closer look at the Alhambra's fortifications. Although the Moors ruled various portions of Spain for eight centuries,
through the Reconquista, Spain's Christian kingdoms eventually drove out all of the Muslim rulers. Moorish
rule on the Iberian peninsula came to an end with the conquest of Granada in 1492 -
Granada, Spain
The Andalusian architecture that is on display in the Alhambra was developed during Moorish rule in Spain -
Granada, Spain
Malin, a Swedish traveler, is enjoying the sunset from the ramparts of the Gibrafalo Castle on Spain's Costa del Sol -
Malaga, Spain
A wonderful town and town square on Spain's Costa del Sol -
Marbella, Spain
My lovely travel companion, Jen, posing in Rhonda's Old City -
Rhonda, Spain
The Europeans know how to enjoy a view -
Rhonda, Spain
Jen draws all of the attention from the film crew as they patiently wait for the perfect light to photograph their new
European automobile (I can't remember the model). The Puente Nuevo Bridge spans the El Tajo Canyon -
Rhonda, Spain
Southern Spain's lovely countryside -
Rhonda, Spain

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