In 2010 I took a trip to Spain. I spent 10 days in the Madrid/Barcelona/Toledo region of the beautiful country. It was a bit of a culture shock, and it took some time for a hustling-bustling American to learn to slow down and enjoy things the way they do in Europe. I was impressed by how happy everyone looked in this place that almost seemed stress-free. I was also impressed by how much they value art, beauty and creativity. Here are some grey-scale examples of beautiful Spanish architecture.