Tag Archives: Barcelona

Picture of the Day ~ La Pedrera rooftop, Barcelona

There is truly nothing that compares to the works of Gaudi. “There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.” ~ Antoni Gaudi “The straight line belongs to men, … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day ~ A church in Barcelona, Spain

On a ramble down La Rambla in Barcelona we came across the Church of Bethlehem. This picture was taken on April 4th, 2014 when we spent two weeks staying in a small apartment we had rented through Airbnb. If you … Continue reading

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Colonia Guëll, Gaudi Crypt and Montserrat

Tuesday April 15, Montserrat Income tax day in the USA.  Normally I’m a procrastinater, but due to our traveling schedule we were forced to plan ahead and we got our taxes done before leaving in March. It was quite nice … Continue reading

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Barcelona ~ Two UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day.

Monday April 14th, Barcelona This was our last full day in Barcelona and we still had a couple of major sites we wanted to get to.  One was a music museum and the other a hospital, both designed by the … Continue reading

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Barcelona Liceu Opera House

Sunday, April 13th, Barcelona It is Sunday and quiet has once again returned to our narrow-streeted neighborhood.  The shops are closed and the streets are empty.  It is hard to believe that just the previous evening it had been crowded … Continue reading

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Joan Miro, Barcelona Botanical Gardens, Olympic Stadium

Saturday, April 12th, Barcelona Retracing our path up to Montjuic today to check out the Joan Miro Museum and the larger Barcelona Botanical Gardens. Joan Miro Art Center Bold colors, eccentric style and more interested in symbolism than realistic productions, … Continue reading

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Montjuic, Palau Nacional, Magic fountains

Friday, April 11th, Barcelona We did a bit of housecleaning and laundry this morning, as well as sleeping in, so got a later start.  Catching the Metro and connecting to the funicular took us to the top of Montjuic. Montjuic … Continue reading

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Sagrada Familia, Arc de Triomf, Park de la Ciutadella

Thursday, April 10th, Barcelona Warning, another long post.  So much to share from today! I’m rather embarrassed to admit that I really did not “get” Gaudi.  After visiting Park Guell, and walking through La Pedrera, as well as walking past the … Continue reading

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Barcelona ~ A date for Tapas, Casa Mila, La Pedrera

Wednesday, April 9th, Barcelona Back in 2011 I traveled to Guatemala to study Spanish for three weeks.  It was to be total immersion, staying with a local lady in a boarding house in Antigua.  My travel buddies, Karen and Jan … Continue reading

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Barcelona ~ Park Güell, Gaudi and Architectural Flair

Sunday, April 6th, Barcelona Sundays are quiet in our neighborhood.  The small stores are closed and the streets are vacated.  You’ve heard the saying about rolling up the sidewalks after dark, well that applies in spades here on Sundays. You … Continue reading

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