These are a series of interviews with people that have passed through Girona, visited on holiday or business and that have kindly taken time to answer a few standard questions about their impressions, observations and overall desire to return to Girona one day.
To everyone that has contributed a big thank you!
Citizen of the US and I’ve been living in San Francisco for the last 42 years
I am a photographer. Ran my own freelance business for many years working primarily in editorial photography, shooting for magazines and newspapers and specializing in the performing arts. I shot for magazines such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes and newspapers such as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. This work and new personal work can be seen on www.stageimage.com and also on MaisonVoltaire.com which is the web site for rental information of the house we own in Maury, France. I am currently working for a medical device manufacturer in the states and my job is focussed on teaching doctors to take good patient photos. So the visit to Girona was the end of a European tour in which I lectured to doctors in London, Dusseldorf, Brussels and Paris.
We were in Girona the last week of May, just for a couple of days. Barbara and I were on our way to Maury from Barcelona and stopped to see the town on the recommendation of friends. We certainly didn’t see it all but liked all that we saw. Much tourist time in the old section of course and love the beautiful views along the river, especially because you can see that it’s not a monument, it’s a place where people live. We visited a bit of the Costa Brava, staying a couple of nights in Llafranc which was lovely and quiet just before the start of the season. There’s a very nice beach and boat harbor. I enjoyed it now, don’t think I would in the height of the season.
We had planned to stop in Figueres, but decided to skip it because I’d been on the road for a while and was anxious to get to Maury and stop moving and because I’m not much of a Dali fan. Surrealism makes me smile but it never really touches me.
I’ll happily spend more time in Girona in the future. I’ve attached a couple of photos but I need more time to do it justice.