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On this tour, I'm traveling with my niece, Caitlin Heimerl. She is a recent graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, and she is loving the opportunity to paint in all of the beautiful cities we are visiting on this tour.
After visiting the castle in Lisbon, we found the Plaza Luis de Camões and stopped to paint as the sun was setting.
In Madrid, after a morning at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, which houses Picasso's "Guernica," and a walk through the cobblestone streets of the city, we found a lovely fountain on Paseo del Prado. In spite of the cold, Caitlin pulled out her watercolors to paint there in the early evening.
The Cathedral is the centerpiece of Köln. Not only did we climb the 533 worn stone steps to the top of the belfry, but she also found time to sit across the plaza from this amazing church to paint its twin spires. Traveling with Caitlin has brought a wonderful new perspective touring. I look forward to the four cities yet to come.