My (Past) Week in Sketches

7:35 AM

Since I was romping around Spain for the past two weeks, I didn't get a chance to upload my weekly sketch journal drawings from abroad. So, here are the sketches from two weeks ago:

This was the night before I left for Spain, and I spent the evening at a baby shower for a friend.

As this was my first transcontinental flight, I found it exciting that they served dinner on the plane, which I always loved as a kid when they used to serve meals on more flights. My excitement died down quickly as I actually tasted the food.

On my first day in Spain, we drove up to Granada and started exploring the city. At sunset, we went up to a lookout point called the "Mirador de San Nicholas" that overlooks the whole city. 

The next day we toured The Alhambra, which was beautiful and fascinating. I loved all the patterns and tiled art on the walls. 

They like ham in Spain. Everywhere I looked, there were more pork products. And I tried lots of 'em.

After touring Granada, my friends and I headed to Algeciras, Spain, and we stayed my friends' apartment for the duration of my stay. It was nice to have a relaxing "home base" for the rest of the traveling. I found it amusing that, because most of the TV channels were in Spanish, we watched the British channel all the time.

And it just so happened that I was visiting Spain during Semana Santa (Holy Week), the week before Easter...It was such an interesting experience. There were massive processions through the city streets every night until early in the morning, with a full marching band and hundreds of people lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the procession. The procession members also wore long, pointed hats, which was just such an eerie sight...

More to come!

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