Snippets of Barcelona
Okay, enough on Barcelona.. this is the final post on it. And it’s a bunch of random shots on my iPhone throughout the trip.
Many people have asked me if it was a good trip. I would say yes. I haven’t been in Europe in a while and it was fun being in a city so rich in history again. The architecture was gorgeous. The history was fascinating. People were friendly enough.. although some Spanish people were not too amused that I didn’t seem to know any Spanish words beyond Hola! and Gracias. Haha.. It was way too hot in August, so I would definitely recommend going there in any month other than dreadfully, chokingly hot August. And it’s definitely a city for a romantic getaway with your partner.
From top left –
A self-portrait with the spectacular Sagrada Familia. Antoni Gaudi’s ingenious creation that started being built in 1882 and construction is still ongoing. Possibly Barcelona’s most famous visitor site.
Just my feet with the lovely tiles that lined the streets of Barcelona.
Mercat dels Encants – the biggest flea market in Barcelona and the place to find lots of knick knacks from paella pans, vintage watches to cheap luggage.
One of the hundreds of small alleys in the city.
Evil Love – a piece of modern art in the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB).
Real Happiness in the CCCB.
The Torre Agbar building that’s shaped like a bullet. Or a tampon. Or a cucumber. Depending on your mood. *grin*
The glorious and spectacular La Pedrera, also very affectionately known as the Casa Milà. This is a MUST SEE.
From top left –
The panoramic view of Barcelona city, shot from the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. A place to learn the history of art in Spain. It is an exceptionally impressive exhibition.
From the inside of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.
Another one of Gaudi’s beautiful work – the Casa Batlló. This used to be a plain building with straight flushed exterior walls. Gaudi had completely restored and remodelled the building with irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work.
Another must see in Barcelona – the Palau de la Música. It was the most stunning perfomance stage I have ever seen in my life.
The fleet of sail boats docked at the Marina Port Vell at Barceloneta. The sight of innocence just before hitting the hordes of hot and sexy bodies on the beach. Yes, lots of topless women were walking around. =)
That’s all, folks.