I had to edit the peculiar highlights of CJ’s term abroad design study adventures in Andalusia and among the Moors. Please read the Kindle Vella–3 episodes, and don’t be surprized, at: https://amzn.to/3ZHeuHX
CJ in Andalusia, “… the Alhambra: mocarabes, muquarnas, marquetry–geometry, patterns everywhere. Here it was all about the worlds within worlds of micro inspection. Everything intertwined–micro to micro–then micro to macro–then macro to macro–then macro to micro. And at the end, I had turned in on myself.”
CJ among the Moors: “I was at sea–absolutely nothing was certain. I must be frank. I almost failed my self-directed Moroccan design study.”
It attracts lots of different people from around the world. I bumped into an American, a guy in his 30s who was a landscape architect. We got on easily. He also was a writer and told me he was thinking of changing his career.
We talked our way through hot chocolates and espressos. Long story short, he handed me a thumb drive with his diaries and design journals from the summer, fall and winter of the year 2000 (he was still at university then), when he travelled south through Europe on his way to Morocco for his university-required term abroad design study.
I read them and one part of his peculiar journey was his six days in Spain–Bilbao, Granada and Algeciras. He met a Spanish landscape history professor. Interesting stuff–the difference between classroom visuals/discussions and real life multi-sensuals.
I posted his diaries and journal entries for his six days in Spain on Kindle Vella. They are free to read–takes about 10-15 minutes. Peculiar but fun.(Kindle Vella link=https://bit.ly/3Hv6p2p)