Gaudi's Park Guell in Barcelona Spain

Gazing at Gaudi’s Masterpieces in Barcelona

The city of Barcelona is characterized by the unusual, unique, and undeniably radical creations of Antoni Gaudi. The Catalonian architect was the best known practitioner of Modernisme, Catalan’s Art Nouveau movement. Some of the hallmark qualities of Gaudi’s highly imaginative and one-of-a-kind style include the use of stone and iron materials, ceramic and stained glass detailing, and a focus on vibrant hues and reflective lights.

Several of Gaudi’s works throughout Barcelona, from buildings to parks, have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites for their artistic and cultural significance. Many of these are accessible for visitors to marvel over, including the essential core four of Park Guell, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, and Sagrada Familia.

Here are a selection of photographs of Antoni Gaudi’s masterclass works in Barcelona, Spain.

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skogafoss waterfall iceland

Chasing Waterfalls in Southern Iceland

There is no place in the world like Iceland. The Nordic island is a showcase for all of Earth’s most stunning and surreal natural wonders, from volcanoes and glaciers, to hot springs and black sand beaches. In fact, it’s almost like setting foot on a whole new planet, but likely for us all, Iceland is immensely accessible for vast exploration.

One of the defining features of Icelandic geography are the abundance of waterfalls, of which there are over 100 across the country.

Want to go chasing waterfalls throughout Iceland? Here are a selection of photographs of the cascading fosses as mentioned.

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Canadian Tulip Festival (Image Credit: Ottawa Tourism)

7 of the Most Beautiful Flower Festivals in North America

One of the surefire signs that spring has sprung is the new life that blossoms in the garden. As early as the month of April, flowers of all varieties start to bloom, providing a good excuse for spending your afternoons frolicking in floral fields of vibrant colors and sweet fragrances.

North America’s abundance of flower festivals ring in the spring season and allow locals and tourists alike to stop and smell the flowers. Furthermore, these celebrations do their part to showcase the unique culture and roots of their communities.

Here’s a selection of some of the very best and the most beautiful flower festivals that the United States and Canada have to offer.

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A Day at Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge

On Tuesday, I made my first visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver.

For an afternoon, I was immersed in the spectacular natural wonders of Beautiful British Columbia. The walk across the swaying Suspension Bridge offered stunning picturesque views of the rushing Capilano River below, the surrounding forest, and the marvelous mountains in the distance.

Other noteworthy sights include the Cliff Walk (a semi-circular, part-glass path around the edge of a cliff above the canyon which makes you feel like you’re walking on air) and Treetop Adventures (a series of mini suspension bridges up in the tall trees which makes you feel like Tarzan!).

It was a truly refreshing and tranquil experience, reminding me of the importance of conservation (of trees, plants, vegetation, water, and wildlife) and the beauty of nature (which I too often take for granted). The next time I wander around a forest, I will remember to see the sights, feel the air, smell the freshness, hear the music, and appreciate the world around me!

View my Capilano Suspension Bridge photo album on Flickr.