On Sept. 25, I left flew to Spain to teach some paper craft workshops at Bambola Casa Creativa. It was a return visit for me as I had previously taught there in 2010. I didn't mention it here on the blog as the classes sold out very quickly. (Which was such a blessing with the difficult economic conditions in Spain at the moment!)
I taught on Friday and Saturday at their store in Madrid and will be teaching next weekend in their store in Valencia. I will post more about my excellent time with the girls in my workshops at a later date as I am waiting to get a few more images from my host who took some shots while I was teaching.
In the meantime, I thought I would share a few images of the things I have seen in the outings that my host has arranged for me during my down time.
As always, I love the gorgeous architecture which is so different from what we see in North America. This particular building was unlike anything I have seen before. Its art deco style was so exagerated and quite simply stunning. Check out a close up of one of the girls:
As we walked the streets of the old city center, the window displays were absolutely awesome. This one was from a store that made flamenco dancing shoes.
This one was for a Swedish restaurant called Ølsens:
And this one was from a modern-vintage clothing shop (please forgive the glare from the shop window - it was impossible to get the shot without it).
Of course, I always keep coming back to the awesome churches and classically beautiful architecture. They are what make Europe so great to me.
I also visited the most beautiful little park called The Capricho Garden. It has several different 'scenes' and styles of gardens within it. It is seriously a photographers dream and is a popular place for wedding photography. (In fact there was a bride and groom leaving the park as we entered.) Unfortunately my battery from my camera was dying so I only have a few, but this was one of my favorites.
I did manage to go antiquing on Sunday, so that will be a post of its own and I still have some touring days left, so I'm sure I'll have more to share with you from this fascinating city.