Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #23: Celebrations


The patron of Salamanca, Spain is the Virgen de la Vega, or Our Lady of the Meadow.  Her festival is in early September, right when we arrived in the city to study for the semester.  It was a wonderful introduction to a fun and historic city.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #22: Happiness is…


Visiting Gaudi’s unfinished church La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona was one of the most moving and spiritual experiences of my life.  I was prepared to appreciate the unique architecture, but I was not prepared for the feeling of wonder, awe, and peace of this space.  Truly, it is a place where you can feel the presence of God.

To see more Happiness photos, check out the original post.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: #21 Splash!

Aix-en-Provence in southern France is known as the City of A Thousand Fountains.  There really are a lot, and they are beautiful.  Here is a sampling of the ones we saw in our brief visit.


I’ve really missed doing photo challenges, so I’m happy to join some fellow Weekly Photo Challenge alums in their Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.  I probably won’t be able to participate every week, but I’m glad to be sharing new photos again. This time, I’m focusing on photos that I’ve taken on various trips to Europe.

To see more Splash photos, check out the original post.