High Catalan Numbers

Above the village of Beuda towers a mountain. Sitting atop is a sanctuary, restaurant and library with stunning views of the Catalan countryside. Luckily I experienced nice puffy clouds and a fair sunset on this trip. Mare Déu del Mont’s altitude is up there in Catalan numbers, including the Pyrenees.  The area has many extinct volcano cones throughout the landscape.

Santuari de la Mare de Déu del Mont
Santuari de la Mare de Déu del Mont

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Besalú

The medieval town of Besalú sits north of Girona. You approach over a grand romanesque bridge with huge doorways over the river Fluvia. It is a 12th century fortress with a strong jewish history. Side streets are very small and bend sharply unfriendly to motor vehicles and great to stroll through.

Gateway across Besalú bridge
Gateway across Besalú bridge

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery

You have to hand it to Glasgow City Council, Scottish Government and generous benefactors to have this treasure trove of art open to all, without cost. Museums and galleries can create key moments for visiting children. Such moments can later inspire decisions based on that early childhood visit. Continue reading Kelvingrove Art Gallery