Barcelona, Spain – Sagrada Familia Basilica – The Passion Facade

This facade was much more grim than the other…..This facade tells the story of the passion, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus.   Walking onto the facade….we were greeted with a statue of Jesus tied to a column… Looking up, above this heartbreaking statue…is Jesus on the cross…. Looking right…this is Peter after he denies…

Barcelona, Spain – Sagrada Familia Basilica – The Interior

We entered the basilica via the central doors of the Nativity Facade.  What we first saw as we entered was the entrance on the other side of the basilica – the interior entrance via the Passion Facade with a statue of the Virgin Mary. The ceiling above the statue of the Virgin Mary: The Alter:…

Barcelona, Spain – Sagrada Familia Basilica – Nativity Facade

Wow….what a church!!!  We recommend buying your tickets in advance as this is a popular tourist attraction!!  We bought top view tour tickets on the Nativity Facade side. You can only enter the grounds of the basilica when your tour time starts.  Once inside – you can take your time and see everything. The eastern…

Barcelona, Spain – Sights On Our Walk To The Sagrada Familia

Our walk brought us past the Marine Museum… …..the Columbus Monument…. ….a big wooden lobster…. …..more beautiful buildings…. …gorgeous doors…. Then into the maze of side streets lined with many more beautiful buildings, colorful buildings, restaurants, old churches and souvenir shops….. ….and out to a park….Park De La Ciutadella…..here I saw my first orange trees!!!!!…

Barcelona, Spain – Which Way?

This fun post in our hotel lobby was a great representation of our adventurous days ahead! This day, our adventure would be a walk to and a tour of the Sagrada Familia! S, xo

Barcelona, Spain – Rambling ‘Round to The Rambla!

We arrived in Barcelona, the embarkment port of our Christmas MSC Mediterranean Cruise, on December 22nd, a day before we sailed off towards Italy! On our way from the airport to our hotel, we passed what looks to be a cemetery on a hill. After checking into our hotel, it was time to eat!  We…

2018 International Week at ASD – Parade of Flags

This is an amazing week at work!!!  Faculty, staff and students bring almost 90 countries and cultures of the world to ASD! The Parade of Flags is a highlight!!!  The feeling in the air is electric as so many people from so many countries are gathered together to celebrate community!! This is the only time…

Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal

Tonight at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Day Six of the ATP World Tour Qatar Exxonmobil Open happened at Centre Court! The Singles Final Game was the Number One ranking tennis player in the world against the Fifth ranking tennis player in the world!!  And add to the excitement that both have split…