Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, Oaxaca

Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (CASA)

The San Agustin Art Center is located in San Agustin Etla, 30 minutes outside Oaxaca, Mexico. Housed in an 1883 textile factory (hacienda) it was purchased by artist Francisco Toledo ...

The Alhambra complex, Granada.

The name La Alhambra refers to a complex of palaces, gardens and a fortress in Granada, Andalusia. The original construction of the fortifications begun in 899, was later abandoned and resumed in ...

Sevilla, Giralda and Cathedral

Sevilla

Sevilla, the capital of Andalusia, founded approximately 2,200 years ago, conquered by the Romans, the Moors, the Visigoths, each different culture leaving clear layers of their unique personality embedded in ...

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Storm King Art Center

The Storm King Art Center is a sculptural park located in Mountainville NY. The center lays itself of 500 acres of open fields and woodlands and showcases a permanent collection of over 100 pieces. It was founded in 1960 by Ralph Odgen and was originally meant to be a museum for the Hudson River School of […]

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Hotel Alfonso XIII, Sevilla

Hotel Alfonso XIII, Sevilla

After leaving Andalusia, one of the things we missed the most was the Alfonso XIII. The hotel is the quintessential old Europe, featuring great warm service, luxurious home away from home. It’s the exact opposite of modern and trendy boutique hotels. Definitely not a party place, but a great place where you get to relax without being annoyed […]

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Cuevas de Sacromonte-Granada

Sacromonte, Granada

Sacromonte is a district of the city of Granada in Spain. The area takes its name from the Sacromonte Abbey, located on top of the Valparaiso hill. The Abbey was built in the 17th century on top of Roman catacombs. According to local legends the catacombs preserve the relics of the city patron saint, Cecilio. Sacromonte […]

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La Feria De Cordoba

Also known as Feria de Nuestra Señora de la Salud (Our Lady of Health) or simply as Feria De Mayo, the festival takes place in the last week of May, right outside the city of Cordoba in Spain. Everything happens inside a perimeter called El Real de Arenal, which means the area with sand. It’s similar to the […]

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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

The Minnewaska State Park Preserve is located in Ulster County New York, 90 miles from New York city. A great weekend destination, it becomes especially popular in summer time and fall. The outstanding views of the Catskills dressed up in fall foliage, the two lakes (Minnewaska and Awosting), the Awosting falls create a picturesque north […]

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Plaza De Espana in Sevilla

The Plaza De Espana was built in occasion of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, under king Alfonso XIII. The Expo was a fair where every Spanish region and Portugal, the United States, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile, the Republic of Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Ecuador were […]

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The Alcazar, Sevilla

The Alcazar is the oldest royal palace still in service in Europe. It was built by the Almohads, a Berber dynasty, as a fort, in the 12th century. It was subsequently rebuilt in 1364 for the Christian ruler Pedro I (“The Cruel”). The palace is arranged in sections on three side of a rectangular courtyard. The […]

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Sunrise behind the Three Mittens

Monument Valley

The name Monument Valley (Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, meaning valley of the rocks in Navajo) defines an area now part of the Colorado Plateau, characterized by a large number of red sandstone buttes. The valley used to be a single flat basin million of years ago and became what it is today thanks of sediments, uplifting […]

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The Grand Canyon

Five million visitors every year, Unesco World Heritage Site, 1.2 million acres, never-ending views, you hear others describing it and  no matter how prepared you think you are, you’re in for a once in a lifetime experience. Theodore Roosevelt, who made the Grand Canyon a National Monument in 1908 said once “The Grand Canyon fills […]

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Antelope Canyon

The Antelope Canyon is a natural wonder of stellar magnitude, few miles from Page Arizona, right on beautiful Navajo land. You can, unfortunately I might add, only visit the site via organized guided tour, so no way to hang out where you want for as long as you want. The canyon is very narrow and […]

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