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... to my chosen destination, down the street I went to La Pedrera I had purchased a Barcelona card, which entitled me to free public transportation in the entire city, plus many discounts at museums, such as the one this morning. It proved to be a good bargain!
I went in and also bought the shorter Audio Guide, It was well worth it... giving me so much background on Gaudi, the Artist and his work. I rambled slowly, up the spiral staircase, and found my way up to ...
... to NYC, my dear friend Judy told me to look up and notice the architecture. Greatest piece of advice. I have been doing that for the past 36 hours and am astounded! Judes- I have to say, NYC pales in comparison to the architecture of this place! =) Gaudí has certainly left his mark here but beyond that, even simplest apartment buildings have the most darling designs.
Looking forward to more exploring and eating today but for now, Lady Mali, signing off!
... one of these before, it is a chain of 6 hostels in Barcelona having exactly the same concept). First of all, a Brazilian dude showed us all the facilities that, as far as we could see, were amazing for that price (€13 per night per person). He also took us to our room, which had four beds, so first night we shared the room with an Australian and North American guy. We got ready very quickly because at 21.00 the guys from the hostel were organizing a meal that cost ...
Antoni Gaudi- was a Catalan Architect He was the figurehead of 'Catalan Modernism'.
His creations included skills he himself refined, for example ceramics, stained glass, wrought iron forging and carpentry.
Gaudi himself was an interesting character- he never married and often neglected his appearance- wearing tatty clothes and generally looked ungroomed and unkept.
In June 1926, he was out ...
... with defence towers that the Romans built in 400 AC! Now that's old.
One of the main reasons Nissa chose this place is because is located 100m from the main pedestrian strip, La Ramblas. The apartment also backs onto the lovely produce market, La Boqueria. It is great that you can just go downstairs, pick some Jamon Serrano (prime Spanish cured ham), amazing cheese, crusty baguette and enjoy a ...