Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Barcelona’s Sky-High View! Flying Over Spain By Tram! by John Rieber


It is a welcome return by John Rieber with his travel posts to this series.. Because there tends to be a large number of wonderful photographs in John’s posts, I will give you a starter… and let you head over to his blog to finish the post.  I also recommend that you check out his more recent posts.. a great deal on offer.

This week John and his wife visited Barcelona and enjoyed a bird’s eye view of the city from the impressive overhead tram network.

Barcelona’s Sky-High View! Flying Over Spain By Tram! by John Rieber

barcelona from tram

Time To Fly Over Barcelona!

Barcelona is an amazing city to explore – this is the city’s center, from a bit of an unusual angle – because it’s even more exciting to explore Barcelona when you do it from the air!

View of boats from Barcelona aerial tram

Yep, these are shots of the city – and the waterfront – taken from an aerial tram that flies you over Barcelona – I mean, look at the W hotel on the edge of the Mediterranean!

W hotel Barcelona

Getting High On Barcelona!

I’ve shared a couple of our spanish adventures so far, but this one is from the best angle ever. Get ready to go sky high and enjoy a unique view of Barcelona!

tram wires to water

These are pictures taken from our great aerial adventure over Barcelona – in one of the world’s most unique and beautiful public transportation systems!

tram wires

Barcelona has an aerial tram that operates from the city’s famous Parc Monjuic to their waterfront…the park was home to the Olympics, and it’s a huge area that overlooks the entire city center!

There are another 26 photographs of the aerial views of Barcelona and also some of the street markets and landmarks. Well worth heading over and checking them out. Especially if you have not visited this amazing city but plan to do so in the future: https://johnrieber.com/2013/08/08/barcelonas-sky-high-view-flying-over-spain-by-tram/

©Images John Rieber 2013

About John Rieber

I love great food, interesting books, fascinating travel, outrageous movies, and bacon, especially when it sits on top of a great cheeseburger! I work in entertainment – and I have been lucky enough to interview some really talented Artists – that guides my posts: interesting and provocative movies, music, social media and of course, food, since I believe strongly in the maxim, “everyone eats!”

Connect to John via his blog and social media

Blog: https://johnrieber.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnrieber
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/john.rieber.71
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-rieber-041430/

Thanks for dropping in today and if you would like to share posts from your archive that are older than 12 months then please check out how to do that in this post: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/02/09/happy-new-year-and-the-start-of-the-2018-series-of-smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives/

Smorgasbord Posts from Your archive – Cooking The World’s Most Scientific Food! el Bulli’s Amazing Molecular Magic! Meet The “Sorcerer’s Apprentices!” by John Rieber


Welcome to the series of Posts from Your Archive. There is a slight twist with travel posts that contain more than four or five photographs as these will be done as a reblog with a link for you to read the rest of the post on the contributors website. It would be great if you would leave your comments there to be read and enjoyed. Thank you.

If you have four posts from your archives that you feel you would like to share then send the links to sally.cronin@moyhill.com. If you would like to promote your books (which is FREE) then that is a separate issue and you can contact me on the same email. For this series I am looking at posts that are informational, entertaining, thought provoking about life, food, relationships, writing, health etc. Posts that you wrote in your early days of blogging perhaps that you feel deserve another airing.

In the next post in John Rieber’s selection he explores the culinary phenomenon that is Chef Ferran Adria of El Bulli in Spain.

Cooking The World’s Most Scientific Food! el Bulli’s Amazing Molecular Magic! Meet The “Sorcerer’s Apprentices!” by John Rieber

A Starburst Sunrise!

While this looks like a spectacular image from outer space, it’s not a solar system, it’s food! Time to celebrate the molecular wizardry of Chef Ferran Adria!

For years, Chef Adrià’s Spanish restaurant el Bulli was considered the world’s best – and every year, more than a million foodies waited on a list for a chance at a reservation.

What was the big deal? Well, take a look at el Bulli’s “Langoustine with Quinoa” dish:

It’s almost impossible to describe what goes into a dish like this – in fact, there are multiple volumes of recipes and photos that take you inside this creative process – these books were released but el Bulli as a way to document their imagination in the kitchen:

Yes, this is “peanut ice cream covered with snow”…the molecular wizardry at el Bulli was unsurpassed….and for aspiring culinary artists, the greatest opportunity was to get a coveted apprenticeship there.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentices!

New York Time’s Spain correspondent Lisa Abend was given unprecedented access to Chef Adria and the el Bulli kitchen, and she offers an intimate glimpse of life as a “stagiaire” — a cook who agrees to work for almost nothing for a season as one of Chef Adrià’s apprentices.

The books are available at Amazon by clicking on the image.

©images John Rieber 2015

Please head over and discover more about his incredible chef and his team: https://johnrieber.com/2015/11/03/cooking-the-worlds-most-scientific-food-el-bullis-amazing-molecular-magic-meet-the-sorcerers-apprentices/

About John Rieber

I love great food, interesting books, fascinating travel, outrageous movies, and bacon, especially when it sits on top of a great cheeseburger! I work in entertainment – and I have been lucky enough to interview some really talented Artists – that guides my posts: interesting and provocative movies, music, social media and of course, food, since I believe strongly in the maxim, “everyone eats!”

Connect to John via his blog and social media

Blog: https://johnrieber.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnrieber
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/john.rieber.71
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-rieber-041430/

Thanks for dropping by and I am sure you will enjoy heading over to John’s blog to read the rest of this post. Please your feedback for John on his post. Thank you.

Smorgasbord Magazine – Posts from Your Archives – The Pan Am Experience! Fantastic Retro Trip To The 70’s For Dinner And Fashion! Videos And Photos Galore! by John Rieber


 

Welcome to the series of Posts from Your Archive. There is a slight twist with travel posts that contain more than four or five photographs as these will be done as a reblog with a link for you to read the rest of the post on the contributors website. It would be great if you would leave your comments there to be read and enjoyed. Thank you.

If you have four posts from your archives that you feel you would like to share then send the links to sally.cronin@moyhill.com. If you would like to promote your books (which is FREE) then that is a separate issue and you can contact me on the same email. For this series I am looking at posts that are informational, entertaining, thought provoking about life, food, relationships, writing, health etc. Posts that you wrote in your early days of blogging perhaps that you feel deserve another airing.

Today John Rieber and his wife experience Pan Am in retro style…

The Pan Am Experience! Fantastic Retro Trip To The 70’s For Dinner And Fashion! Videos And Photos Galore! by John Rieber

Welcome To The Pan Am Experience!

Get ready to see some of the greatest videos and pictures from the amazing Pan Am Experience! A great company has re-created a first class dining experience in a converted airplane, and the result is incredible!

I read about this “Pan Am Experience” and posted something last year, but I got the chance to actually do it with my wife Alex, and I want to share this memorable experience with you!

Here’s how it all began. As their website states:

“On October 18, 2014, the Pan Am Experience officially launched with thirty-two guests in attendance, many who flew in from all over the country – from Chicago, Atlanta, New York, San Francisco to participate in the maiden “voyage”. Many of our guests shed tears as they boarded the airplane and described how it felt to “breathe new life” into the iconic airline that we all cherished so deeply.”

“Since our opening night, we have sold out every seat in the house, many of which have been filled by former Pan Am employees who have shared countless memories and contributed in kind to the experience. Sharing in the nostalgia and excitement of former Pan Am crew members when they board our airplane is quite an honor for us all. In this way, we feel uniquely connected to the history of Pan Am, and we hope that our service delights our guests as much as the airline delighted generations of passengers before us.”

Co-founder of the Pan Am Experience restaurant, Anthony Toth poses with waitresses dressed in vintage airline uniforms that recreates the experience of flying with Pan Am World Airways in the 1970s in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jane Ross

As you can see from this photo by Reuters, the retro experience begins the moment you arrive – as you can see, a very stylish crew is ready to greet you!

Here we are: ready to head into this experience! When you arrive, you are taken into a “check in” area where you can look at vintage posters, and view classic Pan Am items, like this meal service setup and classic Pan Am matches!

To enjoy the rest of this retro Pan Am experience please head over to John’s blog and see all the other photographs of the event. https://johnrieber.com/2017/10/04/the-pan-am-experience-fantastic-retro-trip-to-the-70s-for-dinner-and-fashion-videos-and-photos-galore/

About John Rieber

I love great food, interesting books, fascinating travel, outrageous movies, and bacon, especially when it sits on top of a great cheeseburger! I work in entertainment – and I have been lucky enough to interview some really talented Artists – that guides my posts: interesting and provocative movies, music, social media and of course, food, since I believe strongly in the maxim, “everyone eats!”

Connect to John via his blog and social media

Blog: https://johnrieber.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnrieber
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/john.rieber.71
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-rieber-041430/

Thanks for dropping by and I am sure you will enjoy heading over to John’s blog to see more of his stunning photographs. Please your feedback for John on his post. Thank you.

Posts from Your Archives – Barcelona’s Magical Beauty! Lizards! Cathedrals! Casa Mila! Tapas! Spain’s Brilliant Imagery! by John Rieber


Welcome to a new series in the Posts from Your Archive. There is a slight twist with these four posts from John Rieber as he is a photographer and it is easier to share part of his posts here and then send you over to view the rest on his blog and leave your comments there. As the purpose of this series is to enourage more traffic to your blogs… this works fine.

If you have four posts from your archives that you feel you would like to share then send the links to sally.cronin@moyhill.com. If you would like to promote your books (which is FREE) then that is a separate issue and you can contact me on the same email. For this series I am looking at posts that are informational, entertaining, thought provoking about life, food, relationships, writing, health etc. Posts that you wrote in your early days of blogging perhaps that you feel deserve another airing.

Anyway on now to the glories that are Barcelona, courtesy of John Rieber and his wife.

Barcelona’s Magical Beauty! Lizards! Cathedrals! Casa Mila! Tapas! Spain’s Brilliant Imagery! by John Rieber.

There are certain days when wanderlust takes hold – and if you can’t go to them, then you have to bring these guys to you!

Time To Celebrate Barcelona’s Magical Beauty – Everywhere You Look!

I love these guys. They stand watch on top of one of Barcelona’s rooftops…along with many of their friends:

Welcome to Anton Gaudi’s “Casa Mila” – AKA “La Pedrera”!

Barcelona’s magical “Casa Milà” is popularly known as La Pedrera – meaning ‘The Quarry’. This modernist building was the last civil work designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, built between 1906 and 1910. It is just one of Gaudi’s many amazing achievements in Barcelona!

Please head over to John’s blog to see the many more photographs of these amazing sculptures of Anton Gaudi and also some of the other amazing sights and cultural delights of this stunning city: https://johnrieber.com/2015/11/17/barcelonas-magical-beauty-lizards-cathedrals-casa-mila-tapas-spains-brilliant-imagery/

 

About John Rieber

I love great food, interesting books, fascinating travel, outrageous movies, and bacon, especially when it sits on top of a great cheeseburger! I work in entertainment – and I have been lucky enough to interview some really talented Artists – that guides my posts: interesting and provocative movies, music, social media and of course, food, since I believe strongly in the maxim, “everyone eats!”

Connect to John via his blog and social media

Blog: https://johnrieber.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnrieber
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/john.rieber.71
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-rieber-041430/

Thanks for dropping by and I am sure you will enjoy heading over to John’s blog to see more of his stunning photographs.