Author Archives: Ian

[USC|BCN] Barcelona Study Abroad Exhibition & Reception

The shape/pattern is a reproduction of the geometries of the masterplan for Barcelona’s modern expansion, designed by Ildefons Cerda in 1859. More on that: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eixample Images: http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=l’eixample&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1280&bih=709 Michael’s photomosaic – made up of hundreds of small pictures (from the trip), arranged by … Continue reading

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Travel Graphics, TRON style

So I wanted to make a map of my travels. Then I saw Tron. This is what happened: Since I did bit of traveling a few summers ago, I thought I’d do another one for that trip: Then I put … Continue reading

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Our place in Barcelona

We returned to warm and sunny Barcelona for two days after our southern Spain excursion. We pretty much spent the whole time packing up our things, going out one last night, and saying goodbyes. As we were doing so, I … Continue reading

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Southern Spain: Merida & Sevilla

From Cordoba, we departed for Merida, a smaller city located a couple of hours northwest of Cordoba. It is mostly known for its abundance of Roman ruins, most notable of which being an old bridge and several miles of aqueducts. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Southern Spain: Cordoba

We arrived in Cordoba in time to grab a quick lunch before heading out to see the important sights of the city. We only had  one night in Cordoba so we only had time to see the big things. After … Continue reading

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Field Studies: Southern Spain Edition

…and so continues my effort to finish blogging about my semester abroad as I sit in my warm room at home on Mercer Island. Continuing from the last post, we arrived back in Barcelona from Lisbon at around midnight. The … Continue reading

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Portugal: Porto and Lisbon

The remainder of our open days were spent making the Thanksgiving feast, that I posted about before – https://dinneratmidnight.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/happy-thanksgivin/, as well as a side trip to Portugal with some of the group. It was a pretty quick trip since we had … Continue reading

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Tarragona

I arrived back in Los Angeles yesterday evening after nearly 24 hours of travel time. Everything went smoothly, it just took forever. And now I am severely jet-lagged, hence the early morning blogging. I still have some work to do to … Continue reading

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Semester Highlight: Private tour of La Sagrada Familia

Our last full week in Barcelona, we finally were able to visit the city’s most iconic piece of architecture, La Sagrada Familia. La Sagrada Familia is Antoni Gaudi’s largest and most famous project, and one that is still under construction. Construction … Continue reading

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On the road…

Checking in from Cordoba – we’re currently on our tour of southern Spain with Sophia, and I’m writing from the lobby of our hotel in the city of Cordoba. I didn’t bring my own computer, so I won’t be doing … Continue reading

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