Beautiful Barcelona!

Just back from my holidays, where I enjoyed a city break in Barcelona. The temperature, as you would expect at this time of year, was very hot and the humidity was also high – even for a visitor from sunny Cyprus! Despite the crowds, the atmosphere was relaxed and the city was in full bloom…

There was so much to see, and I will be doing a couple of blogs to celebrate the art, architecture and beauty of the city, but I am beginning with a general selection of my photographs, and hopefully you will find the views as interesting as I did!

View from hotel balcony
View from hotel balcony
Placa Catalunya
Placa Catalunya
Statue in Placa Catalunya
Statue in Placa Catalunya
La Rambla
La Rambla
 Indoor Market at La Rambla
Indoor Market at La Rambla
Barcelona Cathedral
Barcelona Cathedral
Interior Placa Catalunya
Interior Barcelona Cathedral
Interior Barcelona Catherdral
Interior Barcelona Cathedral
Habor view from cable car
Habor view from cable car
La Pedrera
La Pedrera
Balcony La Pedrera
Balcony La Pedrera
Placa Reial
Placa Reial
Cheers!
Cheers!

Finikoudes – Larnaca seafront and marina before the tourists arrive!

The seafront is now bustling with tourists and the sun brollies are all up on the beach. I took a couple of pictures of Larnaca while it was quiet back in March, obviously its a lot busier now. I was told recently by a local bus driver that the promenade, Finikoudes, was named after the palm tree which is opposite the police station; I am not sure if this is true, but it is certainly a nice story!

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European Lakes & Mountains

There are few exotic destinations which combine luxury, beauty, relaxation and wild adventure quite as comprehensively as the top lakes and mountain destinations in Europe. Although they are often underestimated as being suitable for only winter skiing, a lakes and mountain holiday has a lot more to offer than just sport. The mountains of Europe are a magnet for poetry lovers as well as those who wish to surround themselves with the unsurpassed beauty of nature. Whatever your particular travel requirement, here is a unique selection of Europes’ most exciting and also most relaxing, lakes and mountains exotic travel destinations.

KITZBÜHEL, AUSTRIA
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town of the Tyrol, which is situated in the Kitzbühel Alps on the Kitzbüheler Ache river. Its valley location and charming cobbled streets offer an impressive selection of exclusive shops and cafes as well as a casino. Kitzbühel is a ski resort of international renown; one of the largest in Austria with 168 kilometers of slopes, as well as 40 kilometers of groomed cross-country skiing tracks. There is also the relatively new 3S Cable Car, which has the highest above ground span in the world. Kitzbühel is an extremely exclusive resort, which caters for the most discerning of travellers, and is popular with celebrities and the jet set. The town is vibrant during in the summer, with tennis championships as well as boating activities on the stunning lake Schwarzsee…Read More

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