Still in Paris! This small replica of the Statue of Liberty is on an island in the river Seine. Who knew?
The French theatre group throwing their scripts into the air, confident that they'd memorized their lines—all in French—for a performance the following evening.
Each of the French Photography group students had a opportunity to share the vision for their work, en Français, during the photography exhibition.
Chocolate, whipped cream, and caramel. What could go wrong?
After a short plane flight to Barcelona, a three-hour bus ride brought me to the small town of Cadaques (COD-ah-CASE) on the northeast coast of Spain.
Mimi, a student in the Picasso, Gaudi, and Dali Group, loving the Mediterranean.
Guille (GEE-ay), the artist who worked with the group, grew up spending summers in Cadaques, so he knew every walking trail, and every great local restaurant.
Tyler looks for shells with a little help from one of the locals.
Genny, the group leader, and Guillle lead the group back to Guille's apartment for lunch.
Salvador Dali's summer house in Cadaques is now a musuem. Like his art, his home was eccentric, fun, and full of the unexpected.
Maria, Josh, and Ashley take a break near a fountain in Dali's garden.
A children's play egg. Dali had a thing for eggs.
Such as this number gracing the top of his summer home.
This image has not been vetted by EIL's lawyer. It's really safer than it looks.
Mimi and Jake in the small town of Pals. Cool name for a town.
Helping make a chocolate cake for dessert.
Then to Barcelona for three days. Here, the Spanish Language Immersion Group approaches the stunning Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, the cathedral that famed architect Antoni Gaudi worked on for 43 years until his death, and which is still under construction (following his original plans) after 129 years.
Trying to catch the scale of this amazing space.
Jennifer, the group leader, holds on to her hat.
A moment of exuberance in the cathedral.
Karaoke in the metro station.
Gnocchi and four cheeses after a tour of the Museu Picasso.
Admiring some of the famed Barcelona street art.
The Spanish Flamenco, Arts, and Folklore Group tries out the rental bikes by the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona.
Buying a picnic lunch at the Market de la Boqueria, a street market that has been in business since 1270 AD, thereby making it older than the Brattleboro Farmers Market.
After lunch in the Parc de la Ciutadella, the Flamenco group tries to appear pensive for the camera.
Which lasts about 10 seconds.
Leslie flew in the next day, and we spent a week together in Cadaques and Barcelona before heading back to Vermont. Next year, Latin America? Keeping my fingers crossed!