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A long trip full of blessings

On the way back to Frankfurt after our trip to Scotland and Northern Ireland we stop in Portugal to speak with a group of young single adults. It was the first time I visited this location. The event was organized in a nice facility by the beach next to "Serra da Boa Viagem", it an area of great natural beauty that presents a vast vegetation area as well as a huge sandy area.

I was quite impressed with the standards of the young people we met, for their desire to be a good influence in society.

I had also a chance to see my younger brother that was there. A long trip full of blessings!

Spain

The Madrid Temple was erected in the capital of Spain which is located in the heart of the Iberian peninsula and right in the center of the Castillian plain 646 meters above sea level, with a population of over three million. A cosmopolitan city, a business center, headquarters for the Public Administration, Government, Spanish Parliament and the home of the Spanish Royal Family. Here in this complex one can find peace and serenity.


After Madrid we went to Málaga. The inner city of Málaga is just behind the harbour. The church of Santiago (St James) in the background of the photo is a splendid manifestation of Gothic-Mudéjar the hybrid style that evolved after Reconquista incorporating elements from both Christian and Islamic tradition. The Cathedral and the Episcopal palace were planned with renaissance ideals but fell short of funds and were finished in baroque style.