I sort of feel like I spent the last 4 weeks at a Renaissance Fair without the costumes. I’ve been in the Costa Brava Spain area working on a Medieval town project that has had me photographing more old stones than you can ever imagine! One would think that I’d get tired of photographing brick walls, bridges, moats, and cobblestone paths – but I didn’t. In fact each town was so different that it never felt monotonous. And from a photographic standpoint – it was a real challenge to find new shots and capture the same scenes in different ways. In addition – I was learning to use my new Sony A7II Mirrorless Camera too which meant there was a lot of trial and error!
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I worked on this project with my friend and fellow photographer Pete and his wife Dalene of Hecktic Travels. We’ve been living the Three’s Company life in Girona together now for a month and I have to admit – I’m really sad to leave them. I love being the third wheel when the couple is as cool as they are. I feel like I’m a part of something for a while and I think that’s important for nomadic solo people like myself. Pete and I have had a blast learning from each other from a photography standpoint and I think we’ve both pushed each other in different ways. He’s WAY more patient and meticulous than I am and I’m hoping some of that rubbed off on me!
But for now – you can have a small taste of the best things to do in Medieval Costa Brava Spain from my Instagram feed and what we’ve been doing the last month! And no – it hasn’t been ALL old stone walls…you’ll see that we’ve ventured into modern times too!
The religious trifecta in #Girona – cathedral, Basilica, and monastery all in view from a portion of the old medieval wall.
I adore this exposed stairway on the outside of the old wall near the #Girona Cathedral. Like a secret way into the fortress. #inCostaBrava
Sometimes you have to look very closely to see the full picture. Playing with reflections at the monastery of Sant Pere cloisters in #Girona
I got some new perspectives today in Castello d’Empuries #inCostaBrava . Another town that will go onto the photo walk book we are creating! I thought it was going to be an average town and it surprised me in so many ways.
I wandered out of medieval #Girona old town yoday and lol what I found! Miami! Hard to believe I’m in the same city!
Night walks in the Jewish Quarter of #Girona . The walking tour crowds disappear and the old city is left with a quiet golden glow.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Starting this weekend off with coconut violet ice cream. Its sort of like eating a rainbow!
Blue skies and perfect reflections over Besalu Bridge!
I’ll be dreaming of juniper berries tonight after our delicious dinner with Gin &Tonic pairings at Indigo Restaurant tonight #inCostaBrava . 4 courses and 4 completely different style G&T’s all artfully prepared. #BestFridayNight
#Girona has so many beautiful cloisters! Today I visited the 1000 year old Saint Daniel Monastery and met with the nuns there who led us through their home.
Visiting the Mikwah (Jewish bath) in Besalu. A beautiful sight hidden near the vicinity of where the little synagogue used to be at the river. Its amazing how they are able to excavate and restore these areas making you feel as if you have stepped back in time. You can only visit this sight with a guide so stop in at the tourist office and inquire about seeing it!
The great thing about traveling slow and being in the same city for an extended time is that you learn about where to go for sunset. I love discovering places that go beyond a short visit – like this sunset spot on a section of #Girona ‘s old city wall that few tourists make it to. Its part of the journey!
I’m not sure why but I’m drawn to cemeteries. I walked to the outskirts of town in Castello d’Empuries to visit the cemetery there. It was beautiful yet desolate and forgotten – like this set of graves.
Watching the sun go down on the Cathedral Steps. Sometimes you just have to stop and soak it in.
Wildflowers and cloisters – doesn’t get much more Zen than this! #incostabrava
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