=portugal & spain photos =


View of the Alhambra (13th-14th cent.) & orchards from the Generallife Gardens


Alhambra Gardens


Garden Fountain & irrigation channel


Map of the Alhambra: Generalife gardens blue, Nazaries Palace purble


Renaissance Palace of Charles V (for official functions


Palacios Nazaries, the Moorish royal palace


Courtyard of the Myrtles


Courtyard of the Lions columns


Decorative 'stalactites on the cornice


Courtyard of the Lions


View of the Lion Fountain


Moorish tilework


Where Washington Irving wrote Tales of the Alhambra (1829)
He later served as Ambassador to Spain (1842-46)


Parador or hotel in in Úbeda, a 16th century palace



on the hotel stairway

Úbeda wedding party

Úbeda Lamp



Toledo Street


Toledo Cathedral Altar


Toledo Synagogue


Built in the Moorish style


Leaving Toledo


The Crystal Palace in a Madrid Park (Jardines del Buen Retiro)


Arab Tent made of women's robes inside the Crystal Palace


Topiary in the Park


Egyptian Temple in Madrid


The Prado Museum


Velazquez, "Las Meninas"


Goya, "The 3rd of May, 1808"


Reina Sofia Museum Elevators


Madrid Bear, in Puerto del Sol


Plaza de la Villa & former Town Hal


Madrid Shop


ña Cani ('Gypsy Cafe')


The Royal Palace


The Palace Gates


The Royal Palace


Flamenco in a Madrid restaurant


Farewell Dinner in Madrid


Barcelona: Sagrada Familia, Nativity Facade


Nativity Facade Details (Gaudi's design 1883-)


Details with instrumentalists
of Gaudi's Nativity Facade, the only part finished in his lifetime



Details (Gaudi's design)


Passion Facade (not Gaudi's design)



Sagrada Familia, Columns and stained glass


Sagrada Familia windows


Sagrada Familia organ pipes


Barcelona Conservatory


Barcelona Building


Madrid (Prado), 'Las Meninas' by Velazquez (detail)


Barcelona, ''Las Meninas' by Picasso (one of 40)


Gaudi's 'La Pedrera' (or 'Casa Milà'), 1906-12


Barcelona's "Street of Discord"


Alcazar near Huesca


en route to San Sebastian in Basque country


San Sebastian, Basque countr


San Sebastian bandstand


San Sebastian park


Viscaya Bridge (1893) crossing Biscay Bay to our hotel in Santurtzi ("Puente Colgante" or Hanging Bridge)
This is the world's oldest transporter bridge, built by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel, and is a World Heritage Site.

Hotel Palacio del Oriol in Santurtzi near Bilbao


View from the hotel


Bilbao Subway

Window detail in Bilbao

Bilbao Sculpture

Approach to the Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao


Museum with Anish Kapoor's "Tall Tree & the Eye"


At the museum pool

The Guggenheim Museum Interior


Guggenheim Stairway


Louise Bourgeois' "Maman"

Guggenheim Gallery with Frank Serra works


Guggenheim Exterior


Jeff Koon's "Puppy"

Approach to Burgos Cathedral

Cathedral Courtyard



Burgos Cathedral


Cathedral Entry


Lower Cloister


Organ with horizontal trumpet pipes


Snake Carving

Inlaid Choir Seats

The Golden Stairway (designed by a Flemish disciple of Michelangelo)


Cathedral Interior


Cloister Windows


Madrid Airport

Roasting Chestnuts

Still in Burgos