The lighthouse at Formentor, Mallorca

The background shows sidewalk tiles - "rajoles" - that pave the sidewalks throughout Barcelona. They were designed by architect Puig i Cadafalch for the entryway of a home. Since 1915, they have been used by the city to pave sidewalks, and have become emblematic of the city. One of the city's most famous chocolatiers, Enric Rovira, produces chocolate bars in the shape and design of these tiles.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

General Conference

The missionaries were very excited for General Conference. In our ward (Barcelona 2), the broadcast is available live in both English and Spanish (the English version is broadcast in the Institute room), so the missionaries were able to hear conference in their native language. It was a much aniticipated and wonderful event. We saw the Saturday morning session live (at 6:00 p.m. local time), then had a between-sessions get-together at the mission home for brisket and ice cream. Since the Saturday evening session was from 10:00 to midnight, we saw it, as well as the Priesthood session, on Sunday, followed by the live broadcast of the Sunday morning session.

Conference social in the mission home

Dining on the deck

It was a wonderful spiritual uplift for members and missionaries alike! We are grateful for the technology that makes this possible!

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