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ALTERED: our strategy for a day in Seville

It’s best to know when to toss aside your day’s travel plan, and, when you do, to give in gracefully to defeat and reshape the day so that it becomes memorable. Who knows? As time passes, we might not even … Continue reading

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It’s all about the details: the Seville Alcázar

Details. The Alcázar of Seville is a great work of architecture, and we think we know why: details. Everywhere we stood in the Alcázar gave us a magnificent view of the many artistic and architectural details. No matter how long we … Continue reading

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A statement. No words needed.

The houseboats at the Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria make a bold statement. Some may say that this kind of architectural and design statement only suits a few dozen houseboats sitting in an isolated area of Victoria’s harbor. Yes, it’s a bold … Continue reading

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Qualifications: outgoing, love colors, desire waterfront property

If the description fits you, we found the place! Our discovery started with our quest for good, fresh fish. Studying the Victoria map, we found a Fisherman’s Wharf. Why not stroll over to see the fish markets? For most of … Continue reading

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Architecture, landscape + style (in Pasadena)

As soon as we told friends that we planned to stay in Pasadena, their response was the same, “You’ll love the Craftsman houses!” On our first day, we took a walk through “Bungalow Heaven” – using as a guide a … Continue reading

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A park where no one bothers looking at the greenery

We love to visit parks to see plantings, trees, and birds, but that’s beside the point at Barcelona’s Park Güell. Everyone makes the trek up to Park Güell for one thing: to take in Antoni Gaudi’s inspired conception of what … Continue reading

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Imagine living in this house

What would it be like to live in this house, completed over 100 years ago? Take a look: Josep and Amalia Batllo had wanted a beautiful and innovative home. They bought a 26-year old large house on a prestigious avenue … Continue reading

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