Culture, Spain, Travel

Travel Throwback: La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona (2018)

I was going to create one post for my entire Barcelona trip from a few years back, but realised these photos I took at La Sagrada Familia deserve their own showcase.

If you’ve heard of or been to Barcelona, chances are you recognise this impressive Gaudi church by silhouette if nothing else. Construction began in 1882 and has yet to be completed. Inside, you are transported to an other-worldly environment, with the sun flooding in from the outside and the most vivid stained glass tinting the light as it hits the floor. Just take a look at this awe-inspiring place:

Not very much editing done on these photos – the colours are as vibrant in real life as you see them here on screen!

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Travel Throwback: Granada (2017)

In my previous post, I shared some snaps from Sevilla. Well, the best was yet to come, because after a night in Sevilla I took the bus to Granada and I completely fell in love with the city. It’s a very walkable city, with mountain views of the Sierra Nevada, and it houses the most impressive Moorish palace and fortress complex I’ve ever come across – The Alhambra. The climate was really nice and mild too – I took these photos in the middle of December, but you wouldn’t guess it.

I will only get up at the crack of dawn to see sunrises like these.
I don’t know many other cities where you can get a view like this.
Ha, I don’t remember snapping this Kodak moment. Love it! Also, talk about the dream life, getting your engagement/wedding photos taken inside the Alhambra.
Reflections at the Alhambra.
Amazing courtyard at Generalife palace.
Court of the Lions at the Nasrid Palaces.
I just adore the colourful and geometric tiling.
Just look at those intricate details…
…And one more for good measure.
The view going back downhill.

I like to be an optimist so I’ll say I look forward to visiting again at some point 🙂

Spain, Travel

Travel Throwback: Plaza de España (2017)

Hello! I’ve got one week of quarantine left officially (read my story here), so I figure now is a good time to share some of my favourite travel snaps from back when travelling was actually a thing. I hope you enjoy them, because from next week, this blog is going to be focused much more on my life in Copenhagen (get in touch if you have any questions about Denmark, by the way).

Also, thanks for all your support on my journey so far and reaching out to me with empathy and kindness. I’m shocked some of you actually read my posts. I started this page with the intention of documenting what is for me a huge life change, maybe sharing with a couple of friends, and also just to have a little corner of the cloud that I can treat like a void for passing moods and thoughts. Anything more is a bonus, and your responses have not let me down on that front 🙂

Anyway, here are a couple of photos that were taken in Plaza de España in Sevilla, Spain. I recall heading to this place just in time for sunset – I was lucky to see it in such a lovely light because I was only staying the night in Sevilla and wouldn’t have had time to visit otherwise!

Golden hour is just magnificent, isn’t it?