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Andorra, the only real catalan country.

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Watery Wednesday

A beautiful lake in the mountains… Shot for Watery Wednesday, of course!


Watery Wednesday

Don’t you sometimes wish you could just go fishing, instead of going to work or to school?

Watery Wednesday, right here.


Watery Wednesday

Behind the greenery.

Please check all the lovely watery photos for this wednesday, here.


Skywatch Friday, high in the mountains

Skywatch Friday, right here. Right on time for the weekend in black and white!

Weather update: rain rain rain, for the next couple of days. Which is a very good thing, as the catalan water reserves are very depleted after 6 months of quasi rainless summer.


The Nobility of Time

The Salvador Dali sculpture, the ‘Nobility of Time’ has been placed in Andorra’s capital city, in the Piazza Rotonda Andorra la Vella.

It was donated to the Andorran government by Enric Sabater, who was Dali’s agent, collaborator and confident between 1968 and 1982. The stunning five meter high sculpture has been placed in the city’s most prestigious and historic square, in the towns oldest quarter which dates from the twelfth century.

The bronze sculpture is one of the melted watch series of sculptures which was created by Dali to symbolise the passage of time. The soft melting watch is draped around a tree trunk; atop the watch face is a crown, synbolising time’s master over humanity.

And here is the back side of it.


I’m sure it is a very good hotel…..

… but are you really sure you want to sleep here??? Who knows when you’ll wake up!


Out there

There’s a world out there…Full of wonders and miracles, big and small.


Andorra: the bridge

Fancy bridge in the city center of Andorra la Vella, the one you saw reflected last Saturday.

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Weekend Reflections

Reflections in the windows of a hotel in Andorra la Vella, the capital of the Principality of Andorra. The ball and the cables are part of a bridge I’ll show you on monday, the rest is the mountain facing the hotel. Very appropriate name for the hotel, by the way: it’s the Magic Hotel, no less!

Please visit James’s Weekend Reflections blog!


Skywatch Friday

Very high up in the Pyrenees Mountains, about half a meter away from France… The ski resort of Ordino-Alcalis in the Principality of Andorra, altitude 2826 meters, or 9300 feet.

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Andorra: a room with a view

During our recent trip to Andorra, we stayed in this nice 4 stars hotel in El Serrat, and we had a room with a view…. to take our city-dweller’s breath away.


Watery Andorran Wednesday

We went to Andorra last weekend, for the first time ever. And what an absolutely lovely little country this is! For those who don’t know, Andorra is a tiny principality (technically called a micro-state) in the Pyrenees Mountains, between Spain and France. Just over 400 square kilometers, 2 heads of state, the Bishop of Urgell in Spain and the french president, de facto princes of Andorra.
Mountains, water and duty free shopping. Will show you much more about it!
Oh yeah: as in Catalunya, the official language of the country is Catalan. Which means that Andorra is the only independent Catalan country in the world.

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