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A Touch of Spain

Hadleigh Maier
March 10, 2015

I could probably write a novel about my experiences and impressions of my time in Spain. For such a short trip, I feel like I was able to experience so much of the culture. I can't believe how many beautiful things I saw and cool things I did. From the magic fountain display in Barcelona to biking around Valencia. From the little boats in the pond in Madrid to the beautiful mountains of Grenada. Fireworks, flamenco dancers, parades, and all of the amazing landscpaes in between. I'm astounded by all of it. I decided to dedicate this post to Spain, and I think the best way to do that is through a visual experience.

I decided to throw together the little snipits of video I filmed throughout Spain... enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEi77ZBF220

I took over 700 photos throughout Spain, and I could have even taken more. Everything was so beautiful, so vibrant, and so amazing. It's amazing that Spain is a neighbor to France, but maintains such a unique culture. I was so lucky to be able to experience it.

Now, I leave you with some of my favorite photos, in hopes that I can do some justice to the wonderfully beautiful country.

Barcelona

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Valencia

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Granada

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Madrid

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