Barcelona, Spain _____________________________ Today for the At Home in Rome course, we walked around the central part of Rome comparing old drawings of the city before Mussolini’s era.  It was very interesting to see how buildings are moved around the city or manipulated to basically change the affect the building has on its surroundings.  As […]

Barcelona Cathedral

The Barcelona Cathedral, or Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, is perhaps one of the most important Cathedrals in Barcelona.  The Cathedral holds the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona.  The exterior was completed between the 13th and 14th century in a neo-gothic style. ___________ Nice day with no classes.  Definitely helped me […]


The almost never ending construction to many civilians of Barcelona.  Worries of collapse due to underground subways, combined with mixed feelings about spending, the building has taken over a hundreds to be built to this point. (One day I’ll learn to edit out the cranes, scaffolding, etc.) _____________ Back to school, back to school.  Coming […]

Venetian Towers

The Venetian Towers were constructed around the time of the 1929 International Exposition.  The base of the towers were constructed of concrete, red brick, and copper roofs.  These were modeled after St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice.  Due to rapid deterioration of the towers, the netting placed near the top of the towers was put into […]


Will and I in front of the National Art Museum of Catalonya. Plaça d’Espanya to our left. ______________ I tried to wake up this morning with a fresh, clear head and made sure the events of the previous night wouldn’t tarnish the trip’s experiences.  Where we went really helped do so!  (Of course I decided […]

Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia is a work in progress that was taken over by Antoni Gaudi in 1882.  The design resembles Gaudi’s other work, seen in Park Guell.   The work has taken so long to complete due to the Spanish Civil war and internal conflict over whether or not the work was too substantial when […]

La Bouqueria

Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, La Bouqueria, was first thought to be in existence around the year of 1217, and is known to be one of the largest open markets in Europe. _________________ This morning started with an early wake up call – off to the airport!  We ran over to Piramide station to […]