The city hall on a central square in Aix-en-Provence.Lunch break at a restaurant on the square in Aix. From left: Jim, Jean, Lynn, Ron, Susan, and Bruce.Panoramic viewpoint looking down on Cassis, France.The harbor in Cassis was lined with restaurants selling fresh seafood. The sea urchin looked particularly interesting. We have to go back!The Palace of Catalan Music in Barcelona was built in the modernista style between 1903 and 1908. It is filled with stained glass, columns covered with mosaic tiles, and sculpture.
Each column is covered with tiles of a different design. These columns are on an exterior balcony.The Palace is a mucic venue with concerts most evenings. It looks like a delightful place to hear a concert.The inverted stained glass dome on the ceiling and the stained glass windows around the auditorium are designed to brighten the interior even though the building is surrounded by taller buildings.
This building on the pedestrian street La Ramba in Barcelona is decorated with fans and umbrellas.Tha Cathedral of Santa Maria in Palma de Mallorca. Construction began in 1229, but it wasn’t finished until 1601.
The entrance to the cathedral.Gaudi was invited to take over renovating the Cathedral in 1901. The project had been ongoing for fifty years at that time. Gaudi left the project after another thirteen years over an argument with the contractor, but some of his ideas were adopted.The colors from one of the stained glass windows reflecting on the organ.Another view of the Cathedral.A view of Palma and part of its harbor.Bellver Castle in Palma is one of the few circular castles in Europe. It was built in the fourteenth century as a home for the kings of Mallorca. It was later used as a prison.One of the towers of Bellver Castle.
The castle windows had some nice views.Our ship, the Celebrity Silhouette.A street scene in San Cristobal de la Laguna, Canary Islands, on a rainy day.The Cathedral of San Cristobal de la Laguna.Street scene in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.Fort de San Juan in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.Right next to the old fort is the ultra modern Auditorio de Tenerife.
Our dining companions, Hanne and Fleming from Denmark and Alice and Erol from Idaho.