Tag: Spain

The Chapel of The Holy Grail, Valencia, Spain

Posted on
Jun 22, 2015
 
Posted in: Attractions

“Is that …” Lisa trails off, never taking her eyes off the contents of the elaborate metal shrine in front of us. “A mummified arm,” I reply. “Yeah.” She is wordless for a moment, staring at the left arm of (according to a nearby placard) St. Vincent the Martyr. Then she looks back to me, as though…

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My Husband Finally Finds Someone Who Understands Him.

Posted on
May 5, 2015
 
Posted in: Random Musings

We went to the Aquarium while we were in Valencia. It’s often what we do when we’re visiting a city and it’s raining outside – an unplanned tradition, one that formed slowly, but one we’ve stuck to nevertheless. L’Oceanographic Aquarium at the Ciudad of the Arts and Sciences is rather sprawling; Rand and I easily lost…

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Traditional Dishes of Valencia: Paella vs. Arròs Negre

Posted on
Apr 29, 2015
 
Posted in: Food, Restaurants

My muscles hurt. This is only slightly unexpected. I have been known, on occasion, to go for a run, even if it might be in pursuit of an ice cream truck. But lately, I’ve been running, doing the occasional push-up, and, perhaps most shockingly of all, I’ve been eating with a more discerning eye. This…

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The Festival of Las Fallas, Valencia, Spain

Posted on
Apr 19, 2015
 

  Last week, I went for a run to the park near our home. And by “run” I mean jog. And by “jog” I mean walking in sort of bouncy way that, if viewed at a much higher speed, would suggest the act of physical exercise. All while wheezing like an asthmatic Darth Vader. Ahem.

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Sculptural Awesomeness, Madrid

Posted on
May 28, 2012
Posted in: Awesome

While walking around Madrid, Rand and I saw this sculptural relief on the facade of the building, done in the classical style (is it ancient Roman in its influences? Let’s say yes, because I know squat about sculpture): – And then we saw the same relief, this time rendered with a Cubist slant: – And…

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