My Mountain

My Mountain

My restless mind tends to keep me awake into the early morning, and Sunday night was no exception. With a coffee standing outside a small shop at the base of the mountain, I took a moment to gloss over the challenge that laid before me. Montserrat steeped overhead,...
Minding Nature

Minding Nature

Sailing in Costa Brava Costa Brava shoreline Little cove in Costa Brava Residence for Salvador Dali built by wealthy family as a refuge for inspiration Colored garages and doors matched fishing boats Close-up of sailor’s coat of arms Coastal fishing town...
Free Falling

Free Falling

Catalan electrical facility. Photo by Stacy Rodriguez Children napping in the park. Photo by Stacy Rodriguez Tourists in Placa de Catalunya. Photo by Suma Maizer “El Born CCM”, a cultural center in Barcelona. Photo by Stacy Rodriguez Catalan protest...
Mucho Gusto, Barcelona

Mucho Gusto, Barcelona

One week ago, I touched down in Barcelona tired and hungry, but eager to get out and start exploring. Upon arrival, I imagined I would love this city; that much has proven true. Despite the language barrier, I feel much more comfortable here than when I visited...
DIA to MNAC

DIA to MNAC

Diving into the heart of Catalonian culture, we visited the MNAC (the National Museum of Catalan Art) on Wednesday. Walking up to the MNAC, I was reminded of my first visit ever to an art institute, the DIA. The DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) is an elegant, pearly...

Mi Casa es Su Casa

  Hola from Barcelona! Throughout the week, we have had some opportunities to get a feel for our new neighborhood on our group excursions. Here are a few places discovered thus far that have made this home away from home feel all the more so. On our first...
Smelling Roses: A Chicago Selfie Tour

Smelling Roses: A Chicago Selfie Tour

For this first project, our goal was to appreciate some of Chicago’s well-known attractions through the eyes of a tourist. Several of the landmarks pictured here are ones I pass en route to work; others were hidden in plain sight. The daily grind has a way of...
UIC: Prison or Paradise?

UIC: Prison or Paradise?

The design of UIC’s new and old architecture seems to evoke different emotions from students and staff alike. Monet, a theatre student, passionately expressed, “I wish the theatre building was like this [Lincoln Hall]. It’s like a dungeon in there … We never see...