Some of you may have decided to completely stop checking in to see how The Spicker Clan is doing, seeing as Nathalie's last update was from more than a year ago. But for those few who continue to take a gander, knowing full well there will be no new post, I decided to make this post. If only just to surprise you and to spice things up a bit. Now you'll get to see this every time you check the blog instead of the nerdy Twilight picture of the three amazingly beautiful girls waiting anxiously to get their Edward and Jacob fix (I Swing Both Way Ladies!)
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Posted by Nathalie at 8/01/2010
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Posted by Nathalie at 1/25/2009
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Passion Facade on the Sagrada Familia. This facade was completed by one of his successors, Jacob Subirachs.
Spires on the Sagrada Familia. Antonio Guadi was the architect for the unfinished work of the Sagrada Familia. He died in 1926, and the Temple is still under construction. Guadi was very unconventional and actually lived inside the Temple during his last years.
The Criptogram. There are 310 possible ways to equate 33 (the age of Jesus at death)
Another angle of the passion facade and columns
The spiral staircases at the Sagrada Familia, look like snails
The nativity facade on the Sagrada Familia, my favorite! I wish you could see the detail!
Inside the staircases on the Sagrada Familia
Gaudi's Casa Batllo
Nate on a Lion at the Christopher Columbus Column in Barcelona
Joseph and Robyn in the Parc de la cuitadella.
Just doing some stretching before our big day in Barcelona! You have to prepare somehow, Nate is a little relentless when sight seeing...sun up to sun down...no stoping no breaks!
Just showing what happens when you eat Kinder Buenos all day! ;)
Gauddi Park, Barcelona
Posted by Nathalie at 11/12/2008
We left Barcelona a little disappointed because of Robyn and Joseph getting there things stolen. We had spent all morning at the Embassy in Barcelona getting Rob and Joe new passports. It did put a little damper on an otherwise great trip. We rented a car in Barcelona, against everyone's advice and we started our drive to Madrid. Nate had wanted to make a stop midway in this city, Zaragoza. It was litterally 3 hours from Barcelona and 3 from Madrid. We got off the freeway as the sun was going down. We started driving into town and boom out of nowhere, El Pillar. A beautiful, gorgeous cathedral. We all started screaming and I jumped out of the car to get a pic with the sun shining on it. It was really one of the coolest things I have seen. We parked our car and started running around to see everything before the sun went down. What a great city. Probably the cleanest city I have come across in a while, with nothing under contruction. We all perked up and left Zaragoza happy and excited for the last part of our trip! Had we not rented a car and took the train like everyone told us, we would have never found this gem. For me it was the highlight of our trip. There are no words to explain how awesone this big little city was,in the middle of nowhere!
Robyn and I taking on the world!
Robyn and Joseph in happier times!
Nate has a gift of getting just the right pictures. Watching him getting these pictures is purely entertaining. He calles himself hyper hippo. He speed walks with his camera around his neck trying to get every little detail. It is hard to keep an eye on him. He is known to disappear with everyone screaming his name trying to find him. It drives me batty, because I always start thinking he was kiddnapped and sold as a love slave! He does get some awesome pics though!
Posted by Nathalie at 11/12/2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Big Daddy showing just how strong he really is. These buildings were designed by the same dude that designed the twin towers.
This is the coolest fountain in the middle of the busiest intersection in Madrid. I think I like it the most because a chick is driving it!
The Palace in Madrid
The Madrid Temple! Robyn met up with an old mission companion, Diana. Now here is a COOL chick. She has the best spanish accent, much different from a mexican accent. I kept making her say words over and over again, while I would jump up and down laughing. And can I just say this girl oozes with style! Robyn has the coolest friends!
But if you get me and Robyn Venti Starbucks Hot Chocolate's with loads of whip cream...life is somewhat bareable. Until we run out of hot chocolate and then it's back to poor poor Nathalie and Robyn being drug around a beautiful city, half way accross the world! Oh bless Nate for marrying me!
Posted by Nathalie at 11/10/2008