Monthly Archives: January 2016

MM 2-42 The View from Montserrat in Monochrome

On our day-trip visit to Montserrat from Barcelona last Fall I went on a hike to an overlook called St Michael’s Cross. I was about half-way there¬† — about twenty minutes from the monastery — when I took this picture … Continue reading

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MM 2-41: Montserrat in Monochrome

I have been working on the photos I took that one day last October when we visited the monastery at Montserrat and I thought that perhaps one of them would look nice in monochrome and so I picked this one … Continue reading

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The Black Bus to Montserrat

“The bus stops right across the street,” the Tourist Information receptionist told me. “And it leaves promptly at 8:30 so get there by at least 8:15. And don’t forget it’s a black bus.” I memorized everything she said, including the … Continue reading

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Getting to Montserrat

There are three ways of getting from Barcelona to Montserrat, Catalonia’s most sacred mountain and Spain’s first national park. You can rent a car and drive northwest for about 60 km; you can take the R5 train (toward Manresa) from … Continue reading

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MM 2-40 — Barcelona’s Barri Gotic in Monochrome

The Barcelona Cathedral is surrounded by several Gothic palaces, most of which have been turned into museums.¬† On our walk around the cathedral last October I paused to take this shot of the courtyard in the Palau del Lloctinent which … Continue reading

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Barcelona’s Barri Gotic

On our Day # 3 in Barcelona we went on our second Rick Steves walk. This time we explored Old Barcelona, better known as the Barri Gotic (Gothic District). All of Rick’s walks start at the Placa de Catalunya and … Continue reading

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Barcelona Cathedral in Monochrome

I have been working on some of the photos I took on our walk through Barcelona’s Barri Gotic district one day last October and I came across this shot that I thought might look interesting in monochrome. So here it … Continue reading

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