Legendary rumor was that the architect Postnik Yakovlev questioned whether he would ever create such a beautiful building again. The original cathedral was actually painted white with touches of gold leaf.
Affectionately known as The Soffia, this museum is the home to some terrific Spanish art, most notably, Picasso's Guernica. I had one day in Madrid and realized the museum might close before I got there and once I'd made it was literally inspired to tears. Well worth the emotional outburst.
No doubt the idea of staying at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay falls under the category of Things I Want... Things I really, really want. They have outdoor fireplaces on the patios of the rooms. I want that. I really, really want that.
Named for its resemblance to the Morning Glory flower, this natural hot spring's appearance is actually caused by bacteria. Sadly, the spring is being diminished by the selfishness and vandalism of tourists.