Montserrat, Spain

Montserrat

About one hour North West from Barcelona by train, Montserrat offers some of the most spectacular mountain views of Catalunya.  You can take a funicular to the top of the mountain, and from there you can choose a number of different walks through some of the most unusual rock formations, all with amazing views of the Catalonian countryside.

 

 

Sunrise-Over-the-Pyrenees
Scenic beauty and changing landscapes on the road from Villefranche de Conflent to Mont-Louis in the French Pyrenees.

Montserrat Landscape

We took a day trip to Montserrat, the Benedictine Monk retreat, which is one hour Northwest of Barcelona by train. It offered some of the most spectacular mountain views in Spain.

Floating

There is no place else like this on earth.

Forever View

Colorado. Copper Mountain. Country Road.

Afloat

My husband calls these sort of images "Jigsaw Puzzle" images. Pretty, post-card shots. He's right. At first glance, there's not much of a story here, except the one that the viewer creates for himself. It was just past mid-night, New Year's Eve. It was broad day-light (mid-night sun) and we were floating around the Antarctic Peninsula. This image is the beginning of the story I have to tell. Maybe it will help you create your own!