A quintessential Grenada scene, with the Alhambra in the background
The Alpujarras are the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and have been extensively cultivated since the Moorish period.
The Spanish flag flies over a city gate in Antequera
Finca Buenvino, the family-run country inn near Aracena where we spent 10 days helping out (and eating like kings).
Main balcony of Casa Batllo, a large townhouse designed by Antoni Gaudi in 1904 and considered one of his masterpieces, showing his whimsical and sinuous style
Meat stall at one of Barcelona's indoor markets
Another mansion designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Casa Terrades, also called Casa de las Punxes (house of spires)
Old and new in Cordoba: floats in the annual Carnival parade pass by Roman columns.
The church of Santa Maria del Rocio, a huge pilgrimage center, reflected in one of the marshes common in this area, next to Donana National Park
One of our favorite things to do is sit on a park bench and people-watch. Here's a small collection of faces of southern Spain.
The Albaicin, a very old, formerly Arab neighborhood of Granada where our apartment and Spanish school (Escuela Carmen de las Cuevas) are located. This was taken from the patio of the school.
The main plaza of the small mountain town of Grazalema
The village of Grazalema nestled in the Sierra de Grazalema mountains
The town bands of Grazalema and two other local villages gave a concert in Grazalema's main plaza when we visited in 2017.
Malaga Cathedral (16th-18th century), known as "La Manquita," the one-armed lady, because of its unfinished second tower.
A trail through the Boquer valley
Palma's Gothic catherdral
The view from our hotel room in the town of Alcudia, near Pollenca
Valldemossa as seen from the main road (our apartment was just to the right of the big green door near the center of the picture)
View from Ronda's cliffs of the farms below
Holy Week kicks off with a Palm Sunday procession in the city of Antequera in southern Spain
Beautiful carriages and horses wait outside Seville Cathedral to give rides to tourists
Performance of flamenco music and dancing at the Casa del Flamenco in Seville
Looking through the walls to part of the Alcazar palace complex, which has been home to Seville's soveriegns for roughly 1,000 years
Like many churches in southern Spain, the cathedral in Seville was built on the location of a former mosque. In this entry way, Christian saints flank a Moorish-style arch.
Melissa and her crutch take a break.