Monthly Archives: September 2010

Place and Culture: Barcelona (and more)

This past week we walked to some interesting projects as part of one of our classes called “Place and Culture.” Basically it’s just an excuse to look at cool buildings. The first one we visited was called the Center of Contemporary Culture … Continue reading

Posted in Barcelona | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

More food

Some more of our dinner creations: Lemon breaded chicken with sautéed pears slices and rice: We had a giant potluck style dinner with almost the whole group. We cooked a ton of fajitas, with rice, guacamole, salsa… etc. Delicious: Yoav’s bruschetta for … Continue reading

Posted in Food | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Buildings around Barca

Mixed into our classes and free time are some trips to various buildings around Barcelona. Some of them we have been fortunate enough to get tours inside. Others, not so much. Here are a few: We stumbled upon this new … Continue reading

Posted in Barcelona | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Weekend trip: Ibiza

We had an extra long weekend this past week (Thursday – Sunday), so the majority of the group decided to take a quick trip to the island of Ibiza. We wanted to go to Ibiza for two reasons. One, it … Continue reading

Posted in Weekend Trips | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Montjuic Exploration

This past weekend we split up into groups in order to explore two parks across town for an assignment. My group explored Montjuic, the mountainous park bracketing the southwestern edge of the city, located directly on the water. The national … Continue reading

Posted in Barcelona | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Field Studies in Urbanism: Parc Joan Miró

For Bob Harris’ field studies class, we were divided up into groups to examine major public spaces in Barcelona. My group chose to examine a large urban park called Parc Joan Miró. The park is dedicated to the famous artist/painter, … Continue reading

Posted in Barcelona | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pics of the group

Here are some pics of the group from Sophia, one of our professors who took us on our field studies trip to Northern Spain and Madrid. Toledo: Sketching at the Reina Sofia in Madrid: In front of the Guggenheim in … Continue reading

Posted in Northern Spain / Madrid | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Field Studies in Barca

This past week we spent exploring some of the city for our field studies class – similar to what we were doing in the other cities we visited already. Bob Harris, the dean of the Masters of Landscape Architecture program … Continue reading

Posted in Barcelona | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Food.

The four of us in apartment 3 (Yoav, Michael, Ben and myself) have been especially proud of the meals we have made so far in Barca. Here’s what we’ve put together so far: Steak strips with mushroom sauce (sliced mushrooms, … Continue reading

Posted in Barcelona, Food | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Wine Tasting in Rioja

After leaving Bilbao, we took the scenic route through Rioja on our way to Vitoria for our last night of the trip. Rioja is the rich wine country located in northern Spain. After the Franco era ended, and the ban … Continue reading

Posted in Northern Spain / Madrid | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments