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.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

ConfeJAS 2011

In between traning meetings last week we were invited to make some presentations at the annual country-wide young single adult conference - ConfeJAS 2011.

So on Wednesday morning we morning we made the 5-hour drive north through Lleida up to the conference site near the French border in the Pyrenees. The conference was held in a youth conference center in the Valle de Pineta, a high, glacial hanging valley above the village of Bielsa. The setting was spectacular - think Yosemite Valley, complete with waterfalls cascading off of cliffs thousands of feet above the valley floor.

Cascades at the head of the valley

The view from the conference center
 It was a wonderful event, with 287 young people in attendance, including several of our former missionaries! It was great to see these wonderful young men and woman again, and see how they are progressing with their lives. And yes, that is Elder Flores in the center, who is currently in Spain visiting Hna. Garcia...
Ex-misioneros del Faro at ConfeJAS 2011

Clase de baile - dance class

Playing games in the dining hall

The schedule of workshops for Wednesday afternoon

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