2 CV 4 Costa Brava



Cala Na Clara Beach in Palma, Mallorca, Spain

The largest of the Balearic Islands off the east coast of Spain, Mallorca (roughly meaning ‘larger one’) is about five times the size of the next largest island in the archipelago, Minorca (‘smaller one’). Our image features the rugged beauty of Cala Na Clara, a beach in Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands. In addition to its stunning coastline, the city features a wealth of cultural treasures. Palma’s history dates back to the Talaiotic culture and later rulers included major world powers, including Romans, Byzantines, Moors, and various Spanish kings. Much of this heritage can still be seen in Palma’s diverse architecture. Of course, the splendors of the seaside here are timeless.

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856 – 1926) The Siesta of the Gondoliers,1904

  • The Siesta of the Gondoliers,1904

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856 – 1926)
– The Siesta of the Gondoliers,1904
35.6 x 50.8 cm
Private collection.

John Singer Sargent, born in Florence to American parents, lived most of his adult life in England. Widely recognized as the par excellence portraitist of his generation, he felt equally at ease in Europe and the United States, painting many of the most important social and political figures of his time. Every once in a while he would take refuge in Italy and Switzerland with friends and family to paint everything he liked.

Of the many places he visited in his lifetime, Venice caught his attention the most—right here, he produced some of his most suggestive and masterful watercolors, many of them done sitting on a gondola. In Sargent’s Venetian composition, not only landscapes, the Rialto Bridge, the Ducale Palace and Santa Maria della Health and much more, but also scenes of traditional Venetian life, such as in the one shown here, where two gondoliers, in u On a hot sunny day, enjoying a well-deserved nap after rowing for hours on the water. The artist used a variety of mediums to achieve the luminous effects, her watercolor, glare of light and color, demonstrating a striking technical brilliance and individuality.

Cantos Gregorianos: Daniel, Capitulo 3, Versículos 52 – 57

Cantos Gregorianos: Daniel, Capitulo 3, Versículos 52 – 57

14,472 views 12 May 2020

Provided to YouTube by ONErpm Cantos Gregorianos: Daniel, Capitulo 3, Versículos 52 – 57 · Congregación María de Jesús · Federico Sandoval Oraciones y Alabanzas Que Llegan al Alma, Vol. 27 ℗ Fe Católica Récords Released on: 2020-04-08

El Monasterio de Oseira: un forma de vida!

El Monasterio de Oseira: un forma de vida!

5,789 views 28 May 2021 Desgranamos en este vídeo nuestro día a día, nuestra forma de vida en el maravilloso entorno del monasterio de Oseira


SONGCantos Gregorianos: Daniel, Capitulo 3, Versículos 52 – 57

ARTISTCongregación María de Jesús

ALBUMOraciones y Alabanzas Que Llegan al Alma, Vol. 27

met dank aan Nancy Olthoff pelgrim naar Santiago de Compastella

Puebla de Sanabria, a beautiful mountain village in Spain ( Camino de Santiago )

with true heroism Nancy Olthoff from The Hague walks the pilgrimage route Camino de Santiago 100km + through Northern Spain, what a journey what a hardship. and many beautiful vistas and villages/towns to see along the way.

Alles doet zeer en ik voel me wiebelig, beurs en gehavend, maar ik ben er nog! En wel in Puebla de Sanabria, een prachtig bergdorpje. Ik voel Galicië in de verte aan me trekken; de hele sfeer is veranderd. Een mix tussen Zwitserland, Spanje en Baskenland, maar dan anders. Hoorde net bij de farmacia dat ze me de leukste pelgrim ooit vinden; daar knapt een mens van op! Het helpt echt als je Spaans spreekt en een grapje maakt. Sommige pelgrims wijzen alles aan en zeggen niet eens ‘gracias’. Zelfs degenen die twee jaar lang hun Camino hebben voorbereid. Ik noem geen namen, maar ik vind er wel wat van. Lekker hutjemutje met de andere pelgrims in een herberg elkaars blaren bekijken, maar contact met de locals nada 😉 Ik heb stevige pijnstillers, verband en een herstellende crème gekocht. Ze adviseren toch die schaafwond af te dekken, in ieder geval ‘s nachts. Beter, want ik heb vannacht geen oog dichtgedaan omdat ik niet wist hoe ik moest liggen zonder alles te besmeuren (of pijn te lijden). Wat ook niet hielp is dat ik pure alcohol bij me blijk te hebben in plaats van betadine, en dat er overheen gooide 😭 Merk dat ik nog wat onstabiel op de benen sta en last heb van val-angst, bovenop mijn faalangst… Dat trekt vast weg, alles is ook nog blauw en rauw. De taxichauffeur was een leuke dame die vertelde dat ik me niet schuldig hoef te voelen over het overslaan van deze etappe, omdat ze de hele dag door pelgrims vervoert. Omdat ze pijn hebben, niet verder willen, niet in een albergue willen slapen of gewoon geen zin hebben in een suf stuk. Op een hele Camino van 1007 kilometer (die niet eens iedereen helemaal doet zoals ik) valt het dus reuze mee. Toch hoop ik vanaf morgen 100% te lopen, desnoods wat kleinere stukken als dat kan. Ik heb een kaarsje gebrand voor bescherming bij een prachtige heilige, hoe ze heet weet ik niet, want de priester ontweek me. Ook weleens rustig 🤣 Bedankt voor jullie lieve berichten gisteren, ik zal uitkijken en langzaam maar gestaag doorgaan. Zoals Ramses Shaffy al zong! #víadelaplata#caminodesantiago#pelgrim#jacobsweg#peregrino#puebladesanabria#spaansleren

Nancy Olthoff ( walks 1000+ km to Satiago de Compastella )

Roman Bridge , Córdoba

Magnificent aerial view of Roman Bridge of Córdoba with the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba in the background in Andalucia, Spain 🇪🇸

Córdoba (/ˈkɔːrdəbə/Spanish: [ˈkoɾðoβa]),[a] or Cordova (/ˈkɔːrdəvə/)[6][7] in English, is a city in Andalusia, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. It is the third most populated municipality in Andalusia, after Seville and Málaga, and the 11th overall in the country.

It was a Roman settlement on the right bank of the Guadalquivir, taken over by the Visigoths, followed by the Muslim conquests in the eighth century and later becoming the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba. During these Muslim periods, Córdoba was transformed into a world leading center of education and learning, producing figures such as AverroesIbn Hazm, and Al-Zahrawi,[8][9] and by the 10th century it had grown to be the second-largest city in Europe.[10][11] Following the Christian conquest in 1236, it became part of the Crown of Castile.

Córdoba is home to notable examples of Moorish architecture such as the Mezquita-Catedral, which was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and is now a cathedral. The UNESCO status has since been expanded to encompass the whole historic centre of CórdobaMedina-Azahara and Festival de los Patios. Córdoba has more World Heritage Sites than anywhere in the world, with four.[12] Much of this architecture, such as the Alcázar and the Roman bridge has been reworked or reconstructed by the city’s successive inhabitants.

Córdoba has the highest summer temperatures in Spain and Europe, with average high temperatures around 37 °C (99 °F) in July and August.[13]


Salamanca / Spain

this is a diary entry from Spain, from Facebook, Nancy Ophoff is walking the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, very clever, she already did 500 km and still has 500 to go.

Nancy Olthoff is in Salamanca, Spain.


Hooray, ole, Viva la Pepa!

I have reached an important milestone: Salamanca! Today I am exactly halfway through my Camino and I am very happy about that, and secretly also a little proud of it.

When I decided (or rather: during a retreat in Slangenburg Castle suddenly received radiation) to walk the Via de la Plata, I knew it would be tough. Untrained, hot, long distances, desolate stages, pilgrim menus, hostels… ‘If I only make it to Salamanca, I’ll spend a week there if necessary in a fancy hotel with a swimming pool if I can’t go any further’. Now I’m here, pretty fit and cool! Celebrated it with a mojito and good dinner. Of course I’m not in a pilgrims’ hostel, you know me, but in a hotel with a duvet instead of horse blankets, nice soaps and a bath that also fits a 1.84 meter HaGe. Hatseflats! 😜

Today’s 25 kilometers went fine, it was cool and cloudy. This morning even 9 degrees! From the bloody heat suddenly into the cold. Luckily I’m free tomorrow and – if all goes well – a package with warm clothes is waiting for me at the Correos, the post office. What I didn’t tell you before is that my love for Spain started in this city. 25 years ago I studied Spanish here for six weeks at Academia Mester.

As a kid of 20 I mainly went to party in disco Camelot, but the love for Dalí, Pedro Almodovar, paella de mariscos, flamenco and the Spanish language really started here. And deepened in Andalusia. So when I saw the city after that long walk from the mountain with cross, I felt full. My main intermediate goal has been achieved. Of course I will continue: Santiago is the icing on the cake! Still very far away, 500 kilometers… first enjoy a day off. More tomorrow! X your bathing pilgrim from The Hague #víadelaplata#caminodesantiago#pilgrim#peregrino#jacobsweg#salamanca

Nancy Olthoff / Spain