This week I did an interview with my This Week In Travel co-host Chris Christensen on the Amateur Traveler Podcast about UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This was my third time on the show. In my previous two appearances I talked about Micronesia and the Persian Gulf.
Daily Archives: June 6, 2010
Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
From the World Heritage inscription for the Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona:
These are two of the finest contributions to Barcelona’s architecture by the Catalan art nouveau architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Palau de la Música Catalana is an exuberant steel-framed structure full of light and space and decorated by many of the leading designers of the day. The Hospital de Sant Pau is equally bold in its design and decoration, while at the same time perfectly adapted to the needs of the sick.
The building in the photo is of the Hospital de Sant Pau, which is only a few blocks away from the Sagrada Familia at the other end of Gaudi Avenue. If you are visiting Barcelona, it is well worth your time to take the walk to visit the Hospital de Sant Pau. It was under reconstruction when I was there but should be open to the public sometime in 2011.
View the complete list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain.
View the list of all of the UNESCO World Heritage sites I have visited on my travels.
Cambodia Calendar Update
I was doing some house cleaning and I realized I never posted a postscript to the Skull the Troll calendar Scott Kurtz and I created back in December of 2009.
If you remember waaaaaay back before Christmas, we sold a 2010 calendar of photos I’ve taken of Skull the Troll around the world, to help raise money for a school in Cambodia.
I’m please (if a bit late) to announce that we raised over $1,200 from the calendar for American Assistance in Cambodia.
I hope to do another money raiser later this year with the folks at Passports With Purpose. A big thank you to everyone who purchased a calendar. Hopefully, there will be some photos of the school available in the next few months.