Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Exploring Madrid's Rastro, the sprawling outdoor market in the Lavapiés neighborhood.

Selling rubber.

Veggie art, but of course!

Maite tries on a jacket.

Dalí elephant on the arm.

"The damn sun!"

Erastro is a living, breathing Bitter Kas advertisement.

Maite and Ainhoa at her birthday celebration.

Little Yellow Dress

Color and form in Maite's kitchen.

Rosalía y Vicene, lookin sharp.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

El Camino

"We want a dignified neighborhood!"-- Barcelona, a few blocks from las Ramblas.

The beautiful MACBA (Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum).

Another of Gaudí's houses, la Casa Milà (known as La Pedrera).

One hundred pesetas?

Driving by Gaudí's Parc Güell.

Stopping by Zaragoza for lunch on the way back to Madrid.


Sweet rain does this dry land good.


Arte Catalán

The ride up to Montjuïc.

Very convincing advertising.

At the Miró Foundation.

An accidental Miró found on the sidewalk on the way out....

At the MNAC, National Catalonia Art Museum... quite a collection!


Love this one by Casas.

I like to think of these two, above and below, getting ready to see each other.

Rosalía and Picasso.

The View from atop Montjuïc.


 Emili and Rosalía take a spin on his motorcycle.

Street performers.

Raul's Cousin, Liena, and her daughter Lia meet up with us along las Ramblas.

More of Gaudí's work-- la Casa Batlló.

More accidental Miró.