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Lyrical Quires | Europe | GEO Spain 2016

In July and August 2016 I conducted a site visit to the Global Education Oregon [GEO] Segovia campus to explore instructional facilities, and the travel logistics of modern central Spain, including Madrid, and La Granja de San Ildefonso; locations ranged from soaring cathedrals, castles and palaces to tranquil parks and gardens, ancient Roman Empire vestiges, to world-class museums and clamoring subways.

After several days in Segovia, I ventured northwest to GEO's Oviedo campus, situated in the “green heart” of Spain; the Asturias region. Spain was founded here in 718, but humankind has inhabited the region since the Stone Age. Hiking up Mt. Naranco, pre-Romanesque churches mark the trail leading to a summit with breathtaking panoramic views of the city and cool, misty mountains nearby. Incredible food, Atlantic beaches, and numerous Medieval sites offer a deeply picturesque charm to the old-world streets. Modern cities, friendly people, hard-cider cellars, seafood markets, and beaches, offer a wide range of possibilities to conduct a Digital Photography Abroad course in the summer of 2018.

In the last few days of the trip I headed east along the Atlantic coast to scout sites featuring Paleolithic cave paintings, and Los Picos de Europa National Park. The site visit concluded in Bilbao, which hosts one of the Guggenheim Museums, and is in proximity to the historic towns of Guernica, Haro, and the Riojas wine region. Tap any of the images below to view larger renderings.

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