Saturday, September 13, 2014

Barcelona: Never Doubt

"Look not at the days gone by with a forlorn heart. 
They were simply the dots we can now connect with our present, 
to help us draw the outline of a beautiful tomorrow."


Barcelona: Beauty and Wholeness from the Broken Bits of Our Lives

"There are very few human beings who receive the truth, 
complete and staggering, 
by instant illumination. 
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, 
on a small scale, 
by successive developments, 
like a laborious mosaic."

 Anais Nin 

Barcelona: Straight Lines and Sharp Corners

"What I am building here will far outlive me. 
No one may know my name or what I did, 
but I know that I am participating in something far greater than me 
and the few stones that I have helped to shape."


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

MySpot: Made in the 80's

"Where you come from is gone, 
where you thought you were going to was never there, 
and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. 
Where is there a place for you to be? 
No place... 
Nothing outside you can give you any place... 
In yourself right now is all the place you've got."

Flannery O'Connor

Monday, September 8, 2014

MySpot: Ultimate Cure for Sadness

"I’m so fortunate to be red! 
I’m fiery. 
I’m strong. 
I know men take notice of me and that I cannot be resisted."

Orhan Pamuk - My Name is Red

Barcelona: Walk at the Museum

"There may be many around you,
 but there’s no one like you."


Barcelona: Catching Fire

"The first stab of love is like a sunset, 
a blaze of color -- 
oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples..."

Anna Godbersen

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Barcelona: National Art Museum of Catalonia

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) 
is housed in the Palau Nacional, 
a huge neo-baroque palace dating to 1929. 

The museum building is located at the foot of the mountain of Barcelona, the Montjuïc.
The Palau was originally constructed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. 
Since 1934 it has been home to the National Art Museum of Catalonia. 
Overall, the museum exhibits more than 260,000 works of art and 
is therefore the largest and most important museum in Barcelona.