Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes


The monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes is a Cultural Asset of National Interest

The Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, located in Port de la Selva, was once a Benedictine monastery in the former county of Empúries. It's a large-scale monastic site, made up of a church (built in the Romanesque style and influenced by late Roman architecture), cloister and various monastic dependencies in its surrounds. The first document that mentions the monastery comes from 878, in which it appears as a simple monastic cell dedicated to Sant Pere (Saint Peter). It wasn't until 945 that it was considered an independent Benedictine monastery, governed by an abbot. Its true origins are, however, as yet unknown.

I've visited this impressive location during my Endre Penovác Watercolor Workshop organized from EPC Art Courses, Girona.  It was to cold and windy for painting outside, sure it was November but at Catalunya November is a gorgeous Month for traveling and painting. Not so at this day, so we changed the location. But for me it was such a beautiful experience and I'm sure, I'll come back to this wonderful place.



Christmas is a time for nostalgia, but it is also a time for making new memories. Enjoy the fellowship of new friends, and cherish the company of family in this season of loving and sharing. Merry Christmas!

Cordially yours,




Girona - a jewel at Catalonia


“As we get older, the biggest things that we will remember are the times that we spent with our friends. The good times are always good and we always know how to make the best out of everything. Friends are often fleeting, but the memories we make with them will last for the rest of our lives. Memories with friends make up the majority of our memories.”

Last November I've absolved a gorgeous Watercolor Workshop with Endre Penovác, perfectly organized by Angela Barbi, EPC Art Courses in this beautiful and very charming city of Girona.  We'd a great and intensive time with hard work, fantastic excursions, lovely dinners and a fantastic group with so kind and inspiring new friends from all over the world.


That Wren

That wren--
looking here, looking there.
You lose something?

Kobayashi Issa

These lovely tiny guy is a very adorable guest at our garden since three years and especially in winter he/she comes really near to the house.

Much more lovely scenes you will find at: Our World Tuesday


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