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travel bug… spain

The last, but certainly not least, post on my recent travel bug is Spain. While in Spain we visited Barcelona, Madrid, and took a short day trip to Segovia. All of the places we went were absolutely amazing! Amazing sights, amazing people, and amazing food! Really amazing food – I think we both gained 5 lbs each… oops 😉

Sagrada Familia is an amazing cathedral in the heart of Barcelona that has been under construction for 129 years now. Construction began in 1882, and is still underway every day, seriously – we were walking past guys in hard hats! It is impossible to capture the scale of this building in photos – it is designed to feel like you are in a forest of trees. Too cool!!

We also took a day trip from Madrid to a small town in the mountains called Segovia. It’s main attraction is this amazing aqueduct, a huge cathedral and even a castle!!

One of my favorite mornings in Barcelona was a visit to their most famous street market: La Boqueria. I have never seen anything like it. Tons of fruits, vegetable, candies, nuts, chocolates, fish, cheese, the list goes on and on! It was a photographer’s heaven. Each morning the vendors come out early and set up their goods in the most beautiful ways. You can really tell that they take pride in their products! And boy was it good – we walked around sampling and photographing all morning!

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travel bug… european puppies

Now, just because a pet photographer goes on vacation doesn’t mean that they have the ability, or should I say strength, to stay away from those sweet puppy dogs – no matter what language they might be speaking! I just couldn’t resist the urge to photograph these few furry friends along the way, some from France as well as some from Spain. It’s so strange that no matter what country you are from you can see a pet owners pride in their own pup. As I photographed each pet I could see their owner’s beaming with a smile from ear to ear! I couldn’t ask for a better “job” :)

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travel bug… Versailles

If you are ever in Paris, one thing you must not miss is a day trip to the Palace of Versailles! My husband and I decided to be adventurous and take a bicycle tour of Versailles – it was absolutely amazing… not counting the 3 minor crashes I had. Getting on a bike for the fist time in 8 years in the middle of Paris might not have been the best idea. But I am so extremely glad we stuck with it. Once we arrived in Versailles (by train with bikes in tow) we rode through the gardens surrounding the palace, which covers 80,000 acres!! Since we were on bikes we were able to see parts of the garden that would have taken forever to get to on foot! They even had sheep roaming the fields. It was a little overcast but it made for some dramatic photos. Once we finished our tour of the gardens we went into the palace itself. The interior is covered with gold leaf and ornate decorations fit for a king… or a queen!

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