Posts Tagged ‘Major Plaza’

Lisbon

Monday, August 10th, 2009

June 12, 2009

We started the day in the Praca do Comercio which is a plaza that sits on the edge of the city right next to the river.  This plaza is of the Plaza Mayor style with the tree sides not facing the water all having matching facades with a central gate to one of the major streets(and no cars are allowed on it) in the city.

Gate to Rua Augusta from Praca do Comercio

Gate to Rua Augusta from Praca do Comercio

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What is in Merida?

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

June 11, 2009

Merida is an interesting town because it takes at most half an hour to walk to any point in the city, assuming you don’t take the long way.  Even when we went to the bus station to get tickets to Merida from Sevilla the attendant asked What is in Merida?  Still we stopped there and in terms of architecture this city has some pretty interesting buildings.  We started the day in Plaza de Espana.

Plaza de Espana

Plaza de Espana

From there we headed up to the National Museum of Roman Art.  On the way we passed the Templo de Diana, an ancient Roman temple that is currently being restored.

Templo de Diana

Templo de Diana

After the National Museum of Roman Art we headed over to the Roman Amphitheater and Theater.  That was the end of our day in Merida.

Photos of Merida

Sevilla: The Fair that Worked

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

June 10, 2009

At the start of the day we made our way through the campus of the University of Sevilla.

University of Sevilla Courtyard

University of Sevilla Courtyard

From there we headed over to the grounds of the Ibero-American Exposition (photos) of 1929. On the way we saw one of the buildings I had done research on previously, the Infanta Elena Library by Cruz y Ortiz.

Infanta Elena Library

Infanta Elena Library

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Sevilla Day 1

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

June 9, 2009

We met at Plaza Nueva to start class for the day.

Statue in Plaza Nueva

Statue in Plaza Nueva

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Class Starts in Madrid

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

June 1, 2009

We started class at the Circulo de Bellas Artes, located across from the Metropolis Building, where we learned that Cafe Americano is coffee with water added.  From this point we started to walk down Calle de Alcala to Paseo del Prado which is the major cultural axis in the city of Madrid.

Metropolis Building

Metropolis Building

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Madrid, Day 1

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

May 30, 2009

The first day we had in Madrid was spent wandering around but first we went over to another hostel to meet Tyler to go and get phones but ended up waiting for a little while until all of a sudden I heard someone calling, “Jake, Aric” and we looked up and at the same time both said “Joe?”  who was leaning out his window.   I was extremely excited because I have never had a conversation with someone who was leaning out a window.  This started the day where we wandered around and ended up at the nearby plaza Sol where we ended up getting phones.  We headed back to Las Musas before setting out again.  On the way out this time we noticed a building that pretty much looked like any other building except the facade was an Escher print.

M.C. Escher Building

M.C. Escher Building

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