El Parc de la Devesa de Girona
“To wander is to be alive.” Roman Payne
|Oil on canvas board 24x19cm.|
My partner and I ventured into northern Cataluñya to explore and eventually came to Girona, not really knowing what to expect. When you enter the city, you cross the Ter River, and as soon as you do something very special happens. You enter a forest of over 2500 magnificent plane trees that are over a hundred years old. We parked our car and set off through the trees, marvelling over their stature, their serenity, their age. I snapped a photo of Manuel walking towards the edge of the forest with the city of Girona waiting for us in the background. I hoped one day to paint it. The city itself is truly magical, a place you want to get lost in wandering narrow cobblestone medieval streets, discovering enchanting hidden corners, eating some of the most exciting gastronomical dishes ever.