Unfortunately our Easter Break does not fall on the Easter Week since it starts on the last week of March this time. We usually have school break on Easter if it falls later than March. This is because we normally have Winter Break in February so having another break after this month will give us shorter school days in between. This means I am working to death this Holy Week but will be load free from Friday till next week. Yipee!
I remember one Holy Week when hubby and I had a trip by car to some cities in Europe. It was easy to drive on the roads with less cars and less traffic to mind. The trip was as smooth as a smooth sailing ship. I have known that many people observe Holy Week in different ways. Here we normally have lots of eggs and candies in egg boxes, colored eggs and believe it or not, witches (påskkärringar in Swedish)! I don’t want to elaborate more on this cos I have not followed this belief religiously. I am Catholic and the countries in Europe that’s more likely to have the same Holy Week observance as mine will be Spain and Italy. The farthest city that we could drive in that trip was Barcelona, Spain. Awesome! I wish we could make the same trip again. Here are some pics we took.
The unfinished La Sagrada Familia. It is said that this church was built in 1882 but until now it is far from done. It has been planned that this church will be finished in 2026! Tourists flocked in and out of this 170 meter high church.
I enjoyed looking at this living Mary who waved to people, smiled and froze like a statue. One moment she was facing there, the other moment here. I came close to her while hubby took a pic of me with her in the background and after that she signalled at me to stay and she picked something in her little pocket. She gave me a little souvenir!
It was easy for me to understand the signs or sign boards everywhere but when I listened when they talked, I was completely lost. Ayuda!
i wish I could visit those places too. I have lots of relatives in Europe but most of them are in Italy.
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Italy is quite big and really nice country, too. Been to Rimini but I’d love to see Rome someday.
Cash Genie says
I would also love to see rome, want to earn loads of money to do that.
Barcelona looks like a fascinating city to explore and the sculpture is lovely indeed. i’d love to visit this place someday.
hope you’ll have an enjoyable break. Happy Easter!
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I’m excited to see your Europe travel photos. Nice to see you back.
wow, good for you you have visited such an amazing place… wish i could also travel as well.. pag yumaman ako.. pupuntahan ko yan.. hehehehehe….
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Oo nga, ano, pera lang kulang natin para makapunta sa ibang lugar. 🙂
Arafat Hossain Piyada says
The church look awesome. Always love to see natural images. Some more pictures will be awesome.
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Unfortunately those were the times when I wasn’t interested in photography yet. All I wanted was to have pics of me with those structures in the background. Maybe next time.
Ang ganda naman diyan!
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Photo Cache says
How sweet that you’re in Barcelona on Holy Week. I love Barcelona and would love to be able to return someday.
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Hi, thanks for dropping by. Yes, me, too. I love this beautiful city.
Church built in 1882, pero di pa rin tapos?at 2026 p matatapos, sobrang tagal huh. baka mga apo na ng unang acrchitects ang nagtatrabaho dyan ngayon, hehe. Sana naman by 2026 makapunta na kami jan, maka ipon nga ng piso each day! Teka ilang taon n kayo ako nun?… wait..math yun! Ayuda me! 😀
Hindi nga ako makapaniwala na di pa tapos ang church na ito. Sobrang laki kaya. Naku! Kayang-kaya ng pocket mong pumunta doon, hehee.