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, March 27, 2012
The day after returning from Ibiza, we took a long drive up north. Elder Middleton (from England) is getting pretty good at driving on the right side of the road, so he did a lot of the driving. We arrived in Vitoria, capital of the Basque Country, in the evening and held zone conference with the great Vitoria zone on Tuesday, 20 March 2012. Four of our newly-arrived missionaries are serving in the zone, so it was great to see them again!
The Vitoria Zone
From Vitoria we drove down to Lleida on Tuesday afternoon. Fortunately, the rain held off and we had a pleasant drive. Wednesday morning we had conference with the Lleida zone. It was a another great conference with a great group of missionaries! This zone includes Elder and Hermana Church who drove down from Zaragoza with the Zaragoza hermanas. They add great strength to the zone!