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European Vacation 2011

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1: Madrid, Spain Plaza de Espania

3: Palacio Real de Madrid 18th Century Royal Palace

4: Museo Nacional del Prado Diego Velasquez El Greco & Francisco Goya

5: Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art Picasso & Salvador Dali

6: Plaza del Sol Main Square in Madrid

8: Toledo, Spain

9: Holy Church Cathedral - 1227

11: Alcazar - Medieval Military Building in Toledo, Spain

12: Toledo - Museum of Santa Cruz hospital converted to art musum | El Greco - La Immaulada Concepcion 1608-1613

13: El Greco lived and painted in Toledo fom 1577-1614 | Two more El Greco Paintings

14: Grenada, Spain Capilla Real Cathedral Gothic Architecture | Plaza de Isabel Statue of Chiistopher Columbus presenting maps to Queen Isabel

15: Capilla Real Cathedral - 1504 Sepulchres of Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand & Isabel

17: La Alhambra - Granada, Spain 13th & 14th Century Moorish Palace started in 1237-1492

20: Portico of the Palace

21: Upper and Lower Gardens

23: Palacio de Carlos V 1500-1558

24: Seville, Spain

25: Palm Sunday Passion Parade

26: Plaza de Espana - Seville, Spain Built for the Exhibition of 1929

28: La Catedral de Seville Largest gothic cathedral in the world Holds the remains of Christopher Columbus & King Fernando III

29: Real Alcazares - Moorish Castle 9th-10th Century | Plaza de Toros de la Maestranz - Bull Fight Ring

31: Museo de Baile Flamenco Flamenco: Percussion - Passion - Emotion

32: Streets of Seville | Porcelain railing at the Plaza de Espana

33: Maria Louisa Park | Torre de Oro The Golden Tower Moorish Tower 12th Century

34: Sintra, Portugal The Palace of Pena 19th Century Romantism Architecture

35: Portugese Royal Palace built by Don Fernando II married to Queen Dona Maria II 1842-1854

36: Sintra, Portugal Moorish Castle Built by the Arabs in the 9th & 10th Century Restored by Fernando II in 1839

37: Lisbon, Portugal Monument to the Explorers | Belem Tower | Bridge over the Tagus River

38: Lisbon, Portugal Museu de Marinha founded 1863 Steve with Henry the Navigator | L | Portugese White (pink) House Changing of the Guard

39: Jeronimos Cathedral | Sepulchur of Vasco DeGama Portugese Explorer

40: A Coruna, Spain | Torres de Hercules Oldest Working Lighthouse | 2nd Century

41: Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Baroque Architecture - started in 1075!

42: Monastary across from the Cathedral | Contains the remains of St. James

43: The Church of San Isadora Real 1578-1740 | Oviedo, Spain | Traveling with Bob and Valerie

44: San Juan El Real Catedral

45: Oviedo Catedral de San Salvador Gothic Architecture with some Romanesque Architecture | 14th Century

46: Gijon, Austurias, Spain | Dancers in traditional Gijon Basque outfits with bagpipes and drums, Oldest ethnic group in Europe | Old Town Gijon

47: Getxo, Spain Grand Villas by El Abra Bay built in 1910-1920's | We walked the Muelle de las Arenas Promenade around the bay choosing our favorite villa!

48: Guggenheim Museum - comtemporary art museum, contemporary architecture Old Town Bilbao Siete Calles (Seven Streets) Glass Bridge over the Nervion River Catedral de Santiago | Bilbao, Spain

49: La Rochelle, France | /Old Harbor | St. Nicholas Tour & Tour de la Chaine - 14th Century | Renaissance Architecture - White washed buildings

50: La Rochelle, France | Tour de la Lanterne - Medieval Architecture

51: Grosse Horlage - Great Town Clock | Eating Chocolate French Crepes

52: Quimper, France | Cathedrale Saint-Corentin Built in 1410 Gothic Architecture

53: Quimper is known for Quimper pottery and ceramics

54: Locronan, France Many movies have been made here | French children posing for tourists

55: Lilacs on the buildings add to the charm of this oldersst town in the Brittany area of France | The Church of Locronan

56: Monument to the Bretons of Free France WWII | Pointe de Pen-Hir, France | Cross of Pen-Hir

57: Channel Islands, Guernsey Island, St. Peter Port - Capital | Fort Pezeries with lighthouse

58: Guernsey Island - 2nd largest of the Channel Islands - 28 miles of cliff paths

59: Many WWII bunkers | Victor Hugo lived in Hauteville House on Guernsey Island when he was exiled from France from 1855-1870. He wrote Le Miserables here | Victor Hugo 1802-1885

60: Normandy, France - American Cemetary | 25,000 American casualties, 9,500 buried at Normandy

61: Here Rests in Honored Glory A Comrade In Arms Known But to God

62: Omaha Beach - American Gold Beach - British Utah Beach - US Army Juno Beach - Canadian Sword Beach - British | "To these we owe the high resolve that the cause for which they died shall live." Normandy, France, American Cemetary engraving

63: Honfleur, France

64: Hotel De Ville | Honfleur Old Port - 17th Century

65: Honfleur is a picturesqe medieval port in the area of Normandy, France. No bombing occured here during WWII so many original medieval buildings remain.

66: 04-29-11 The Royal Wedding as viewed at the Royal Hotel in Bath, England Kate Middleton and Prince William

67: Bath Abbey 15th C. Georgian Architecture | Edgar first king of England was crowned at the Bath Abbey | Pulteney Bridge over the River Avon

68: Roman Baths 65-75 A.D.

69: Circus - 1754-1758 Georgian Architecture designed by John Woods the elder and finished by John Woods the Younger | The Royal Crescent - Georgian Architecture 1767-1774 John Woods the Younger

70: Dublin, Ireland | Trinity College - The Book of Kells - lavishly decorated copy in Latin of the 4 gospels early 9th C. came to Trinity College in 1661.

71: Dungaire Castle on Galway Bay 17th Century | The Cliffs of Mohr | Sea Stack

72: O'Brien's Castle

73: Adare, Ireland | Thatched Roofs | Pat Collins Irish Pub & Guiness Tea and cupcakes at Balycannon Lodge in Limerick, IR

74: Connor Pass on the Way to the Dingle Penninsula

75: Dingle Pennisula, Ireland

76: Killarney & The Ring of Kerry

77: Muckross Abbey along the Ring of Kerry & Hiked in the rain to the Torc Waterfall

78: Rock of Cashel | Seat of kings from the 4th C to 1101. Then it was given to the church. Romanesque Architecture made of limestone | Celtic Cross

79: Cashel Palace Hotel Birthplace of Guiness - Richard Guiness used hops on the grounds to brew his 1st pint of Guiness

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