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MM 4-32 Mona Lisa on 5th Avenue

We visited the Louvre one day during our 2014 vacation in Paris and saw Mona Lisa. I was surprised how small she was! Then last June we stopped in New York for a few days on our way back home … Continue reading

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The Roofs of Porto

On our last day in Santiago we said our goodbyes to the Camino and then caught a cab to the bus station where we met up with my sisters.  The four of us then boarded the bus to Porto. Four … Continue reading

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MM 4-31 Up in the Air

Well, I’ve been pretty busy recently and I also caught a cold the other day. And I imbibed a little too much at the wedding I attended over the weekend. So even though everything has been a bit cloudy lately … Continue reading

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MM 4-30 The North Side of the Porto Cathedral

The Porto Cathedral was built in the 12th century in the Romanesque style but has been modified and restored many times over the centuries and in many different architectural styles. In 1736 an Italian architect named Nicolau Nasoni added a … Continue reading

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The Santiago Cathedral’s Interior

OK, we walked all around the Cathedral and I showed you pictures of all four plazas (see here, here, here and here) and all four Cathedral facades. Now it’s time to step inside and see what the Cathedral’s interior looks … Continue reading

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MM 4-29 View of Central Porto from the Porto Cathedral

The Porto Cathedral (Se do Porto) sits on a hill overlooking the River Douro to the south and west and central Porto to the north and east. I took this shot from the Cathedral Square (Terreiro da Se) looking north … Continue reading

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MM 4-28 View of Hotel Garden in Santiago

We stayed at the Smart Boutique Hotel Literario San Bieito during our three days in Santiago. My sisters stayed with their Road Scholar tour group at a hotel a couple of blocks away. We visited them one day and I … Continue reading

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