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September 2nd 2008
Published: September 2nd 2008
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Spanish Beach scene
The Costa Del Sol is a long strip of resorts of mixed appeal. We stayed in a small town called Nerja which is largely populated by British Tourists -described as the land of “Spam and Chips”. An apt description in some ways. We did, however, find great pleasure in renting beach lounges at one of the more sophisticated spots, Marbella. An idea which could catch on in Sydney. You can even get your coffees delivered to your sun lounge. This was quite a good way to relax for a couple of days. It goes without saying really that Australian beaches are hard to beat. However, the water was cool and clean.

For me a day trip to Granada to see the famed Alhambra was a highlight although it was very hot. Perched high on a hill, the fortress and palace are considered one of the best architectural sites on the continent.

Barcelona
Everyone who comes to Barcelona loves it and we are no exception. I have gone Gaudi mad and wandering through the yet unfinished Sagrada Familia is like being part of the making of a masterpiece. Hard to believe he had such vision. Also thought
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Alhambra gardens
the house he designed Casa Bastllo was terrific.

La Rambla, the main avenue, is packed with people until all hours of the night. Street theatre and buskers around every corner.



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GardensGardens
Gardens

Beautiful gardens
Architectural detailArchitectural detail
Architectural detail

Intricate detail
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Gaudi rooftop

Gaudi rooftop
MosaicsMosaics
Mosaics

Mosaics and Us
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Parc Guell

Parc Guell
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Stairway Parc Guell

Stairway Parc Guell
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Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia Interior- a work in progress


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