Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 23/05/2014

” My Client is not in a Hurry ” …


 

 

Barcelona Colours …

Looking at Barcelona’s Architectural Gems and Gaudi’s Expression in  Art and in Monumental Architecture

 

Barcelona is Gaudi,or Gaudi is Barcelona ?

Through Gaudi's Perspective

Through Gaudi’s Perspective …

Gaudi Elaborate Architecture

Gaudi’s Elaborate Architecture

 

Casa Batlló Facade ( 1905-1907 )  Gaudi Art Nouveau

The Skulls and Bones undulating facade with designs like the surface of a lake with water lilies and having the colours of natural corals.Actually the Skulls are the balconies and the Bones the supportive pillars.Gaudi’s distinctive and unique architectural style was a great contribution to the early 20th century architecture and to Modernism.Reflections caused by coloured glass and ceramic mosaics are associated with the culture and the artistic currents of his time in Catalonia.His distinctive architectural style is admired around the world and his gothic creations have greatly influenced the overall character of the city.

” My client is not in a hurry “

One of his most notable works is the iconic temple Sagrada Familia which has been under construction since 1882 and as Gaudi characteristically said : ” My client is not in a hurry ” …

Imposing Roman Catholic church combining Gothic and Curvilinear Art Nouveau.The Passion Facade and the Nativity Facade do take your breath away.

 

Sagrada Família -View of the Passion Facade

Sagrada Família  Church

Magnificent Stone Work

Magnificent Stone Work

 

Barcelona and Architectural Gems …

A big dynamic city with its own character,well known throughout the world as a cultural city with a rich architectural and monumental heritage and with works that have been declared part of the world heritage by the UNESCO.

Barcelona Colours ...

Barcelona Colours …

Elaborate Facade and Art Nouveau

Elaborate Facade and Art Nouveau

Colourful Facades

Colourful Facades

Barcelona Colours

Barcelona Colours

The Old and The New

The Old and The New

Modernism ...

Modernism …

Barcelona Reflections through Gaudi's Perspective...

Barcelona Reflections through Gaudi’s Perspective…

 

Seeing Barcelona Colours from an Artistic Angle and through Gaudi’s Architectural Perspective …

A Barcelona post especially dedicated to my sweet WordPress  friend Amy who is soon leaving for Spain.

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Spain Reflections and sacred Symbols ...

Spain Reflections and sacred Symbols …

 

Have a safe and enjoyable journey to Spain Amy ♥♥♥

 

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  1. not in a hurry is an understatement…eternity was his canvas.

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    • Absolutely!It was the answer of a genius artist with a good sense of humour.Of course,his client in here was God.

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  2. whimsical wonderful architecture!!

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    • Isn’t it ? His style is absolutely unique and inspiring.Thanks for all your visits and likes 🙂

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  3. I must have missed this one Doda, I love Gaudi And I have travelled to Barcelona and been in the museum there.. Fantastic …. 🙂 xxx

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    • So glad my friend you have personal experience and you appreciate Gaudi’s architectural style !!! Many thanks for all your likes and comments,I do appreciate them ! Love ~♥~♥~♥~ as always,Doda 🙂

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  4. I do not consider it gaudy, just full of life and character and would love to see it in person!

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    • Me too,but some find it too much … Apparently,they don’t know much about the Spain’s culture which is included in his masterpieces.Thanks kindly for coming by dear Kathryn ! Doda 🙂

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  5. Wow, just wow!

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    • Yeah,Charlotte,it is a very wow architectural style !!! Thank you,my friend for visiting ! I know how busy you are and I do appreciate it !!!
      Love , Doda 🙂 xxx

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  6. hi dear friend! how are you?I’m gone for a greeting! kisses from Italy!
    Simi

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    • Hi dear Simi ! I’m fine thank you,but I was away for a couple of weeks and I didn’t have the time to post or even to visit my beloved WP friends’ posts.I’ll soon start sorting out my inbox and come by your delicious … posts ! Much love and big hugs, Doda 🙂 xxxxxxxx

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      • I leave Saturday! I go to Tuscany with my husband and kids! kisses!

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        • How nice dear Simi !!! You go to one of the most beautiful regions of Italy !
          Have fun,enjoy yourself along with your family,
          Love and hugs,Doda :-))) xxx

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  7. I just got back from Spain yesterday 🙂 Thank you again for the special post you did for my trip, Dearest friend, Doda ❤❤❤ (((hugs)))

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    • You are welcome dear friend Amy !!! I knew excactly when you came back,but I was away for a couple of weeks and I didn’t have the time to post anything or come by your blog and check out your new posts.I’ll soon visit and admire your new work.I was thinking of you and I bet you had a terrific time in Spain.
      Much love and big hugs as always,my dear friend , Doda 🙂 xxxxxxx

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  8. looks superb 🙂

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    • Thank you joshi !!! Glad you liked it,my friend ! Doda 🙂

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  9. Wonderful post and pictures – Barcelona is a fascinating place!

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    • Thank you dear Meg for coming by ! Truly,it is in all ways !!!
      Love and hugs, Doda 🙂

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  10. How wonderful – and I am jealous of Amy getting to go see Spain! I hope one day to be able to travel. Sending hugs to you, Doda xo

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    • Thank you dear Christy for coming by ! I am certain sure you will make it one day and then Spain will bring out the poetess …
      Stay well dear friend and have a creative and nice day !
      Sending hugs and love ♥♥♥ your way , Doda 🙂

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  11. Hi Doda, I’m back again to give you more greetings! And also to tell you by the way, congratulations, I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Please come to https://aishasoasis.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/aishas-egypt-a-very-versatile-goat/ to claim your prize! ♥♥♥ ;^)

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    • You are very welcome dear Aisha !!! Such an honour my friend ! Can’t thank you enough ! I have already visited the link,I have left my comment and a big thank you for everything ! Huge congrats on being nominated for all those brilliant awards ! You do deserve them!
      Warm greetings and love ♥♥♥ , Doda 🙂 xxx

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  12. Thanks to you I updated my last post. I included the meaning of “Rostrum”. You’re brilliant! Are you a professor?

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    • Oh ! Did you ? I didn’t expect that you would appreciate my remark to such an extent,dear Maria ! Glad the info came in useful !
      Warm greetings ! Doda 🙂

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  13. Gaudi was an inspiration. I do enjoy his Art Nouveau style, and he was a master at it.

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    • Truly,dear Sally ! His work is most inspirational and wrote many pages in the books of Architecture and Art ! Thanks kindly my friend for coming by ! Much appreciated, Doda 🙂 xoxoxo

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  14. What an incredible post, Doda! The colors, the intricate patterns on the buildings, the archetecture, just wow. And then when you said Amy is leaving for Spain, I asked, I am? Then I remembered Amy, the other Amy who told me she is leaving for Spain. You guys are SO lucky to be able to travel. I am so enjoying through your eyes, my view of Barcelona. Thank you, Doda. Love, Amy

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    • Glad dear Amy you enjoyed the artistic outlook of my post ! Delightful colours,intricate designs and imposing architectural work that blows the mind away and inspires every thirsty soul … Your rose petals have the power to compose the most extraordinary creations ; every day there is a Gaudi exhibition in your garden,in your blog …There is no need to travel to meet beauty …
      Many thanks for coming by , love ♥♥♥ and hugs, Doda 🙂

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      • Oh, Doda, you say the most incredible things to me. Thank you SO much for encouraging me and accepting me for me. I do Love you! (((HUGS))) Amy

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        • I do love you, too dear friend Amy and I have to thank you for all those beautiful and thoughtful posts you share with us !!!
          Stay well my friend and keep shining ! Beauty is in your heart …
          Love ♥♥♥ and big hugs, Doda 🙂 xxx

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          • Love and (((HUGS))) to my beautiful friend with a Big Heart!

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            • Love and a big bear HUG to you too :-))) xxxxxx

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  15. Now I can say I’ve visited Barcelona, Doda! Thank you for this wonderful post and lovely photos!

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    • Many thanks dear Lauren ! Glad you felt the spirit of Barcelona and for liking my post !!! Love ♥ ,Doda 🙂

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  16. Barcelona is perhaps my favourite city in the world; and the Sagrada Familia one of the most awe-inspiring buildings. And of course, it is a Kiwi architect, Mark Burry, who is in charge of completing it! Who said Kiwis can’t fly?

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    • Hi Su ! Thanks for coming by,dear ! Yours is Barcelona,mine is Edinburgh for many different reasons … and you know that very well.Nobody said so,on the contrary they can not simply fly,they fly high !!! Hope one day the architectural masterpiece is finished and then you visit Barcelona to honour Mark Burry and his big achievement.
      Love ♥♥♥ to you my friend ,Doda 🙂

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      • Hi Doda. Ah Edinburgh; I take it out of my “best place” equation as you know because I consider it home, and home is always best. I would love to return to Barcelona – but hopefully I won’t have to wait until the masterpiece is completed. Hugs, Su. 🙂

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        • Hi there dear Su ! That’s why I mentioned it because I know you consider it home and you are proud of it ; just a play on words …
          You think it will take that long … Isn’t it a matter of a couple of years ? Who knows,God knows as they have lack of funds.I’m sure you’ll go before it’s finished.Have a splendid day,my friend and many thanks for coming by and leaving your nice comments which I do appreciate. Love ♥ and cheers , Doda 🙂

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  17. I did not have the chance to visit Barcelona yet, I hope to make it in the near future. Great photos.

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    • I am sure you will dear Konstantina,I’m sure you will make it one day ! Thank you dear for your visit and your comment.I know you are very busy right now organising those wonderful wedding receptions in the beautiful Halkidiki ! All the very best to you, love ♥♥♥ ,Doda 🙂

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  18. This is some amazing architecture Doda, very interesting to see some of Barcelona. My favourite is number 3 from the bottom.
    Have a nice day, my friend. Hugs 🙂

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    • Thanks kindly dear Aditix for you praiseful comment ! Yes,the photo you like is a very extreme expression of Modernism and Maths … I loved it too,there is a lovely restaurant in the building undeneath which is near the sea and the Olympic structures for the 1992 big event.Love ♥♥♥ and hugs to you,my friend, Doda 🙂

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  19. Oh, Doda, these architectural structures are so magnificent. The styles, the colors. I am completely blown away by the beauty and the uniqueness. Has that Familia Church really been under construction for 132 years?? I had not heard of Gaudi but I love art deco and art nouveau so I’ll have to check out more of his work. Too bad I’m not heading to Spain with Amy! heehee!

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    • Thank you dear friend Linda for your praiseful comment and for coming by ! Indeed,interesting architectural elements all over Barcelona and as for the Big Church,The Temple, yes,it has been under construction for such a long period of time.One can imagine what a masterpiece of architecture will be after being finished. And it’s then when you will visit Barcelona,you hill have one more good reason.
      Lots of love ♥♥♥♥ and a big hug,a very big hug to the doll that stole my heart … Doda 🙂 xxx

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  20. You have introduced me to Gaudi’s work, which is uniquely wonderful, and Barcelona as I have never seen it. Thanks for transporting me. Blessings, Diane XO ♥

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    • Thank you dear Diane ! I’ m so delighted you enjoyed Barcelona through my lens and my architectural approach.Hope you are smoothly proceeding with your novel writing.All my love ♥♥♥ and kind thoughts to you, Doda 🙂 xxx

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  21. I love Art Nouveau and the way it follows nature patterns. These images are great and show the architecture well. Thanks so much for sharing these.

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    • Yeah,nature’s patterns didn’t leave Gaudi untouched and emotionless.Nature remains the greatest source of inspiration for all artists.They copy its colours,its patterns,its harmony and all its wise expressions.Glad Maria you liked my architectural composites !
      Love and hugs,Doda 🙂

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  22. Extraordinary. I’ve never seen anything like it. Thanks for transporting me to Barcelona.

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    • Indeed,extraordinary even in the eyes of a talented painter with rich imagery,dear Gretchen ! Thanks for coming by my dear friend !
      Love ♥♥♥ and hugs , Doda 🙂

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  23. Hi Doda! These are excellent photos of Gaudi’s work, what a great post! You might also like to know about Gaudi’s Parque Guell in Barcelona, it is a fabulous park, definitely not to be missed!
    http://www.parkguell.cat/en/

    ♥♥♥ ;^)

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    • Thanks Aisha for your praiseful comment and your lights.In fact,I’ve visited Park Güell in my previous trips to Barcelona and of course now ! One cannot miss it for sure.Next time when I write another Barcelona post I’ll include more gaudy Gaudi …
      Love and hugs,Doda 🙂

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      • Yes definitely! It was definitely a highlight of our european vacation. Did you take lots of photos? Parque Guell is really awesome! ♥♥♥ ;^)

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        • Each time hundreds of photos,dear Aisha,a big headache what to choose when I decide to write a WP post or put up a new Flickr or Twitter photo. I have decided to clear out my storage of something 70 thousands from quite recent trips,but I usually have to focus on more serious work and I keep postponing it.
          Sending love ♥♥♥ and hugs your way , Doda 🙂

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          • Yikes! That’s a lot of photos, I’m impressed! Everything takes loads of time, doesn’t it? But one step at a time, one foot at a time, lol, one click at a time, and it all gets done eventually, God Willing! ♥♥♥ ;^)

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            • Aisha,Dear ! Thank you my friend for putting things into the right place and for your comforting words !!! Yeah,one click at a time …. and that’s how you fight the ruthless pace of Time …
              What a life style we follow,my friend ! Even pleasures become hectic oftentimes,can’t believe it …
              Have a most creative and enjoyable evening ! Love ♥♥♥ and hugs, Doda 🙂 xxx

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  24. Wow, what an interesting and informative post! And the photos were fabulous! Thank you so much for taking me to a place I may never get to see. Hugs and love, Natalie 🙂

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    • Hi dear Natalie ! I am so delighted my post travelled you around Barcelona and it made you feel the spirit of this wonderful city ! Stay well,thanks kindly for coming by, love and kind thoughts to you ,Doda 🙂

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  25. What a terrific rendering of Barcelona, Doda–the colors, architecture, and of course Gaudi. I intend to visit this beautiful city one day in the future, and your lovely post has inspired me to make it sooner than later. Thank you! 😀

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    • Thank you so much my dear friend Jet for your rich comment and your nice words.I am so glad to hear that Barcelona is on your bucket list.I’m sure sooner or later you will make it and you won’t regret it.
      Stay well dear Jet ,love ♥♥♥ and cheers, Doda 🙂 xxx

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  26. beautiful and interesting post dear Doda! wonderful photos! have a good week end! kisses!<3<3<3
    Simi

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    • Thank you dear Simi for your comment !!! I’m totally delighted you enjoyed it my friend !!! Love and big hugs , Doda 🙂 xxx

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  27. We are going to travel with a small group starting from Barcelona, will have free time in Barcelona, any travel tips for me?

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    • You will be totally engaged dear Amy ; Free time ? I doubt it,you’ll have so many things to do and see around this wondrous city !!! Now that I’m writing my reply to your comment,you might have already tasted the sweet flavour of this gorgeous city.Enjoy every minute of it,dear friend !!!
      Love and many big hugs , Doda 🙂 xxx

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  28. Excellent post dear Doda…

    I enjoyed your writing and those brilliant photos… So very beautiful.

    Gaudí was a genius, such a creative and remarkabe architect and artist

    I also wanted to tell you that have nominated you for a great award. Check out the nomination here (scroll down the page):

    http://aquileana.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/mythology-pasiphae-mother-of-the-minotaur/

    Congratulations and best wishes!!!,

    Aquileana 🙂

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    • So very happy you enjoyed my architectural approach to this wondrous city,dear Aquileana ! Gaudi’s art in elaborate designs and his architectural masterpieces still remain a source of inspiration for most architects and artists,although some find its style too gaudy …

      Ooh ! What a great honour my dear friend ! Nominated for a great award ? !!! Why, thaaaaaank U,dear Aquileana ! Right away I click the link !
      Sending love and hugs your way , Doda 🙂 * ^ * ^

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  29. Thank you so, so much for your thoughtfulness, my dear friend, Doda! I’m very honored! These are exquisite photos of Gaudi’s work. Great information, I’m learning before I get there 🙂

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    • My pleasure dear friend Amy !!! Glad you enjoyed the photos of the post ; actually, I had to choose them out of some hundreds,a real headache … Gaudi’s works will amaze you,although some consider his works too gaudy ! Love ♥♥♥, have a great time in Brcelona and rest of Spain.

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      • Dear Doda, I saw Gaudi’s arch on Tuesday. I was so overwhelmed! Speechless. I thought about you and your post! I appreciate you taking so much time to do this post! I love it and treasure our friendship!

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        • Amy,dear sweet friend !!! So very glad to hear from you and see that you are having a wonerful time in Spain.Indeed,Gaudi’s works are overwhelming and with a very particular character in style. Enjoy yourself and have fun !!!
          I treasure our friendship and I consider myself lucky I met you 🙂
          Sending love and hugs your way ,Doda 🙂

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          • We are in Toledo 🙂 So glad to read your message in Spain! Hugs

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            • How nice,dear Amy ! I’ m sure you won’t miss visiting the magnificent cathedral and the Alcazar fort and palace ; were you able to see the El Greco house-museum and his paintings ? You know he was Greek,but lived and painted in Toledo,actually he came from the Greek island of Crete.We keep some of his paintings in our National Gallery. I’m so glad I can communicate with you even if you are in Spain. Much love and hugs as always,dear friend !!! Have fun ! Doda :-))) , xxxxxxxxxx

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      • We are in Granada!! It was so moving standing in front of the Alhambra… Thank you for replying my message, Dear Doda!

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        • Hi there,dear Amy !!! I can imagine how you felt standing in front of this magnificent and glorious fortressed palace !!! At moments like that I usually say : Helpless the eyes … I am totally overjoyed that you have enjoyed yourself and you have visited so many and interesting places and sights ! Can’t wait to see the brilliant photos you’ll post ! Much love ❤❤❤ and big ((( hugs ))), Doda 🙂

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