|My daily walks around the city always prove fruitful and surprising, but El Parc de la Ciutadela always manages to reel me in for at least a few minutes of people-watching and journaling.|
|The Cathedral of Tarragona is a wonder. Monstrous gothic ceilings, an impressive alter piece and the most grand piano (organ) you could ever find.|
|This treat from Girona, Catalunya still has me itching to go back. There is not a world in which I could accurately describe the beauty that is the xuixo.|
|One of my first days in Barcelona allowed me to travel through the Gothic Quarter with my camera. I doubt if I did not have my Canon T5i and the motivation as a CEA MOJO that I would have ever noticed this quaint sculpture in Placa Reial.|
|Montserrat is a must-see for Barcelona students due to the rich religious history and breathtaking mountain views. The heavy fog added another layer of mystery to the already interesting ambience.|
I feel privileged to have an entire semester to travel and learn from a continent rich in history. I have found myself more apt to approach strangers to ask for directions or simply to chat. The other day, I was getting gelato in Gracia, a charming neighborhood in Barcelona, and I struck up a conversation with the owner who has a sister living in Chicago (where I go to school). An hour later, we parted ways after she allowed me to take her picture (coming soon). The photographs I take while abroad will forever link me to this time of my life.
Bob Smith is the Spring 2016 CEA MOJO Photographer in Barcelona, Spain. He is currently a junior at Columbia College Chicago.
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