Elissa and Dave’s Live Big® Euro Trip

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Elissa and Dave on their Euro Trip

Elissa and Dave on their Euro Trip

London
One of the stops on Elissa and Dave’s recent two week trip to Europe was London, England. Visits to London are special for Elissa and Dave as Elissa’s mother was British and she still has many relatives in the area. They had lunch with one of Elissa’s London relatives at St. Pancras. The view from the dining room at St. Pancras Hotel can be seen in the first picture below.

view from dining room St Pancras Hotel

View from the St. Pancras Hotel dining room

D&E on staircase at St Pancras

Dave and Elissa on the St. Pancras staircase

Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College

Marcia Elissa Scott Old Royal Naval College

Marcia (Elissa’s sister-in-law), Elissa, and Scott (Elissa’s brother) at the Old Royal Naval College

Since the Queen was not in residence at the time, they had a rare opportunity to tour Buckingham Palace, but unfortunately, they didn’t allow pictures!

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

They also visited the Victoria and Albert Museum and otherwise spent time enjoying Greenwich, where they were staying.

Eissa and Dave at V&A

Elissa and Dave at the Victoria and Albert Musuem

Bodhisattva Guan Yin at V&A

Bodhisattva Guan Yin at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Shard

The Shard

London

Big Ben and Parliament

Barcelona

The next stop on their trip was Barcelona, Spain. Their hotel was right next door to the Barcelona Cathedral.

D&E in front of Barcelona Cathedral

Dave and Elissa in front of the Barcelona Cathedral

Inside the Barcelona Cathedral

Inside the Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral moon

Barcelona Cathedral moon

Barcelona Street Scene

Barcelona Street Scene

Evening sky in Barcelona

Evening sky in Barcelona

Corner of Santa Maria del Mar

Corner of Santa Maria del Mar

They visited the Picasso Museum, and several of Antonio Gaudi’s famous structures.

Elissa at the Picasso Museum

Elissa at the Picasso Museum

Gaudi's Sagrada Familia

Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Elissa on the roof of Gaudi's Casa Mila

Elissa on the roof of Gaudi’s Casa Mila

Dave at Casa Mila

Dave at Casa Mila

Enjoying Barcelona

Enjoying Barcelona

September 11 is the big national holiday for Catalonia (of which Barcelona is the heart). Everyone would be on the street anyway for the holiday, but even more so because there’s a big independence vote coming up.

9-11 Catalonia

National Day for Catalunya (Catalonia) on 9/11

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