A Walk Around Cordoba, Spain – 2018

Cordoba is the birthplace of Seneca the Younger. I learned this in a moment of stupidity. I was standing near the statue taking this photo and I heard a tour guide address his clients.

“I was born in that building over there. This statue is of a Roman poet named Seneca, who was born here in Cordoba” he explained.

“That’s ridiculous,” I thought.  “Seneca must have been born in Rome… right? Wait, actually I don’t know the answer to that at all.” After my foolish internal monologue I realized that yes, Seneca was born in Cordoba.

Cordoba was larger than Paris back then. Cordoba is an interesting place…

Here is an image of V levitating in the street.

The skies above Cordoba are stunning.

This is a corner of the Puerta del Puente in Cordoba.

This is an image of the Roman Bridge of Cordoba. It crosses the Guadalquivir river which smells bad periodically.

 

Here is the top of the Triunfo de San Rafael with the sky and some clouds in the background.

How many horses do you count here? Later, this organization carried away a married couple and their kids.

Botica is a shop in Cordoba. What a cool hand-painted tile sign.

Paris – The Luxembourg Garden

V wakes up in Paris.

The age that Jesus died.

That beautiful building with a cloud behind it.

This photo is ugly, but I want to build this one day so I included it here. This would make for an excellent wood, metal, rope and fabric project. The project would be titled as follows: make a beautiful boat which sails it’s self.

Tate in front of a statue by the medici family.

A greek actor. Playing with negative space.

Wrought iron (?) fence around the Jardin de Luxembourg. I always speak Spanish when in foreign countries. Even when the country I’m in doesn’t speak Spanish.  Therefore I often say it all wrong.

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Art

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This is a statue in Split, Croatia. Its of Emanuel Vidovic. He was a painter who did some beautiful work. When in European cities now, I like to look up the people who are the subjects of the statues. It makes the random walks more interesting.

Adventure

V an I are currently training at Split CrossFit. We have another two weeks worth of workouts to do there and I’m happy to report that they have very high quality instructors

We are in Split, Croatia awaiting the departure of the Active Workation event which a friend from Nomad Cruise 6 invited us to attend.

Engineering

I’m helping my friend transition his WordPress website to my own shared hosting. It was costing him a lot to keep it live so he was going to let it die. Because I’m learning more about WordPress and the migration would be great practice, I offered to move his site to my shared hosting for practice and to help out a friend.

Finally, I’m still learning software development with every spare moment of my time. I’ve completed my Free Code Camp front-end development certificate and I’m pushing forward with React, SaSS and a collection of Node.js tutorials.

Enterprise

We are still working on problems from last year related to Freedom Podcasting, our podcast production company. Because of tax complications with the school bus project, I’m  working to ensure we do OK with taxes.

I’m also developing our investment strategy from limiting exposure to crypto currencies and learning more about stable investment vehicles.

Cloud Bridge Nature Reserve, Costa Rica

We took a very short walk through the Cloud Bridge Nature Reserve in Costa Rica.

V became a bit confused while navigating a meditation labyrinth.

We found a beautiful wall covered in vines. Both of us are a bit worried about the 18-mile hike we have planned tomorrow up the tallest mountain in Costa Rica.

Though V’s gaze declares confidence, inside she may be feeling dread for the adventure to come.

Beautiful waterfalls help us think not of the upcoming hike.

Balancing sticks also provides a departure from worrisome thoughts.

This fence has a closing mechanism that I appreciate deeply. Simplicity is a beautiful thing.

A stunning memorial garden.

I’m creating a very in-depth blog post about how to hike Chirripo in one day. It will be available early next week. I hope you have a beautiful day.