Antoni Gaudi - Life and Works
May 4 - 11, 2007
host hotel (Grand Catalonia)
restaurant for Welcome dinner
garlic and tomato rubbed on toast
a Barcelona specialty
cream sauce on vegetable
in the morning went to our meeting
Museu d'Historia de Catalunya
met Silvia Rieva, our Lecturer
toured the city of Barcelona
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learned to get around on the subway
morning breakfast buffet
Alex Paiva and Silvia Riera planning the day's activityty
toured "La Pedrera"
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Happy Hour with Alex
another buffet breakfast
visit to Parc Guell
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viewed the famous Gaudi Lizard
Met a young couple, Carlos and Marta, who told us of living in Barcelona
morning break at the museum canteen
Palau Güell (now being restored)
grillwork on the Palau Güell
visited the "Templo Expiatiorio de la Sagrada Familia"
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another "Happy Hour"
Paella, the traditional rice dish for dinner
Paella (pronounced in Spanish IPA:
[pa'eλa]) is a rice dish, originally from Valencia (Spain) where it is
traditionally eaten on Sundays.
The name paella is the word for "frying pan" in Valencian (from Latin patella). However, the dish has become so popular in Spain that the word paellera is now usually used for the pan and paella almost exclusively for the dish. In the Valencian area, nevertheless, the name paella is commonly used for both the pan and the dish.
Paella is usually garnished with vegetables and meat or seafood. The three main ingredients are rice, saffron, and olive oil.
There is an old story of how the Moorish kings’ servants created rice dishes by mixing the left-overs from royal banquets in large pots to take home. It is said by some that that word paella originates from the Arab word “baqiyah” meaning left-overs.
Text from Wikipedia
some people attended an evening
at the Palau de la Musica Catalana
Silvia described other Gaudi inspired buildings
learned of other modern architects, Josep Puig i Cadafaich
another morning break
and Lluis Domènech i Montaner
location of Farewell lunch
a toast of wine
elegant salad and some chicken
and on our way to other parts of the World
People and Places