December 30, 2016 by admin · Leave a Comment
Almost two weeks ago, I flew from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Barcelona, Spain, and have been staying in the St. Christopher’s Inn Hostel here. Christmas passed quietly and I’m looking forward to the same sort of New Year’s holiday, where I’m enjoying the balmy, sunny weather and getting some of my neglected writing work accomplished.
Entry to the Barcelona Hostel
I took the Free City Walking Tour on one of my first days here. It’s hard to tell Barcelona, Spain from Jerusalem, Israel!
A Church In Barcelona.
Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The ladder under the window is historical and can’t ever be moved.
The nine Christian sects controlling the church can’t agree to move the ladder some ancient workman left. The tiny Coptic group insists that it stay there because “nothing can be changed!” But, I’m sure that they simply enjoy exercising that kind of control over the more powerful churches of Christianity. The ladder is wooden and has been replaced over time, but it’s always there. History Rules!
Gargoyles peer down from a Spanish building. Guess they can’t be moved either!?
But, there’s only one Wailing Wall and that’s in Jerusalem.
Barcelona’s beautiful, pristine white university, which no graffiti artists touch!
The Barcelona University Culture Museum’s initials are written in the architecture – CCCB
This is Spain, but it could well be Israel.
Same here. The Spanish Old Town is a warren of tiny streets.
And other Old Towns are stacked in layers upon each other – Jerusalem.
And, some Oldies are merely Stacked!!! What can we say?