Month: March 2017

The Basilica of Sagrada Familia (Julie)

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Although we had been by the exterior of The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia on several occasions, we finally took the tour of the interior this past week. Construction of Sagrada Familia – Holy Family – began in 1882 by architect Francisco Paula de Villar.  Antoni Gaudi took over in 1883 when Francisco resigned.  Gaudi transformed it with his architectural and engineering style.    The completion of the Basilica is scheduled for 2026 – the 100 […]

I want to be well-read (Carly)

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(This is the third and final installment from our daughter, and guest writer, Carly Zehr) “The world is a book, and those who don’t travel read only a page.”   – Saint Augustine. My month in Spain has had a lasting impact on my personal story. I came to Spain from a place of weariness and questioning, not unusual for someone in their twenties. I experienced some difficult transitions leading up to my month abroad […]

“Every Child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso. (Carly)

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(This is the second blog installment from our daughter, Carly.  Enjoy!) Several of my favorite artists have come from Spain; Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, El Greco, Glen Zehr, to skim the surface. We decided to buy a museum ‘passport’ allowing us to visit 6 museums for $30 dollars! I honestly think we set the bar too high by visiting the Picasso museum first. How can you compete with his sweeping array of styles, subject matter […]