La Grande Maison
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... and two coffee stops, one inside the market and one just outside.
The market sells a range of produce - a cornucopia of comestibles - including fresh and cured meats; fresh fish and shell fish; fruit and vegetables; as well as cheese, bread and pastries and dried fruit and nuts.
When we arrived some of the stalls were still being set up although the cafes inside were doing brisk business ...
... a.k.a. occupations) over the centuries. From the old Roman city gates to the Cathedral and the Martyrs Statue to the Barcelona City Hall, we enjoyed viewing the eclectic flavor that the Roman, Neo-Gothic, French, and Catalan styles bring to the area.
The tour ended with a café con leche in the Placa del Rei, which served both as the site of Columbus' triumphant return from the new world and the forum for ...
... perfect conditions wound Daniel and I in and caused us to stay. And drink. They must've been perfect conditions, because not 12 hours before, Daniel could barely move without wanting to spew! Now we couldn't leave the place. By the time we left there, we were rolling drunk. Owing to this fact, the trip downstairs was a bit hazy. We got back to our room, Daniel ended the day as he started it (and the same way he ended yesterday), and I went to bed. Hello ...
... and for $29 one can eat at the four star Pinnacle Grill. Wow we had an "invitation" to dine in the Pinnacle tonight as well as two bottles of champagne courtesy of American Express. Not sure what to do with the champagne but at 8:15 PM we were off to a fabulous start with Holland America. A little jazz saxophone music drifted in from a nearby lounge and the chandeliers all glistened. It was romantic and the food excellent! ...
... in shops in Port Vell but the grey skies did not help with the photos.
A rest at the hotel saw us head out for dinner but the ominous skies made us stay close by and we had some very nice pasta before heading for bed. Katie and I are off to Seville tomorrow on an epic 11 hour journey starting at 9.30am. We bade Sandra farewell wishing her a safe journey to London and then on to New Zealand.