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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day, July 24th, found us in the little town of La Seu in the Pyrenees mountains near the Principality of Andorra. The Andorra Branch actually meets in La Seu, on the Spanish side of the border, as more of our members live in La Seu than in Andorra.

Although it is only a 2 1/2 hour drive from Barcelona, we don't get there nearly as often as we would like, so it was a special Pioneer Day to join with 11 faithful Latter-day Saints and 2 investigators in our little meeting place in La Seu.

We had a wonderful Church service presided over by our faithful branch president (who returned on Saturday from a 3-week visit to his family in Bolivia). After Church we went to the apartment of his first counselor and joined them for the dedication of their new "piso" - a new apartment which they have just rented.

With the Valdivia family in their new piso
La Seu is located in the valley of the Rio Segre, deep in the Pyrenees. It is a beautiful valley and was the venue for the kayaking events in the 1992 Summer Olympics.

The view from our hotel window in La Seu

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