Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sunny Canberra

Here’s that rain the national news said we’re having in Canberra at the moment!

It’s a bit hot working outside in the sun.

Blue Sky Sunny Afternoon Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Eucalyptus Trees Garden Gum Trees Nature Hot Sonya Heaney 27th September 2017

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Spring in Canberra

Spring Flowers Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 21st September 2017 Garden Nature Red

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21/09/2017 · 4:17 pm

Home for Spring…

The moment we stepped off the plane in Canberra, it smelt like spring. A change after a month in Spain.


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Catedral de Barcelona


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08/09/2017 · 9:02 am

Barri Gòtic – Barcelona

I have stayed in this area three times recently, and I think it is the best place to stay in Barcelona. In the second picture you can see the place we rented on the last visit on the left. Right next to the Cathedral, and near some other major sites, it was a pretty amazing experience.

The area is far from perfect; Barcelona is a big, butch city, and all the nightclubs etc. in the old quarter mean there’re lots of very young people making a big, smelly mess.

However, this is a huge, American-style grid city, and this is a different, more European part of town with an old atmosphere. The history here is incredible, and – once you figure out the crazy-winding streets – it is a fascinating location for a visit.




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Las Ramblas


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07/09/2017 · 12:36 am

Today in Barcelona: Gaudí



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Final day in Seville

Scenes from Seville on this hot Sunday afternoon: the entrance to the colossal Cathedral, and hot horses hiding in the shade.



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Changes in Seville…

Well, the heavily-armed police who have been out since the Barcelona attacks are gone, but now we suddenly have all these defensive bollards disguised as decorative trees at the entrances to popular tourist spots.

Until the weekend, everywhere I’ve been in Spain has had national police officers with assault rifles standing in the middle of pedestrian areas. Today, the local police are back – sans scary weapons – but new, disguised barriers are in place instead.


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Friday evening in Seville

Friday evening view from the roof of our house in Seville, Spain.


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