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... appeared here and there. We dodged the walkers and the dogs and bounced down to the peddle playground that is the Arts and Science Park. It was everything I'd hoped. Unlike the images I'd seen in photographer David Clapp's talk back at school a couple of years ago, they were sunlit and even at night no coloured lights floodlit the buildings, however the sheer imagination, clarity of execution and boldness stunned us. Geiger like, their supporting ribs and buttresses ...
The Ofelias Hotel, where we are staying, is in a great spot and is only 20 minutes walk from Place de la Catalunya, the heart of the city. It is in such a good position that we have a huge shopping centre across the road from the hotel - called Las Arenas Barcelona Shopping Centre - which used to be a real bullfighting arena. Now the only fighting that goes on in there is AJG trying to keep the Officer-in-Charge out of there. We spent some time wandering around there after we ...
... the most inspirational moment(s) of the trip so far. The visit to Montserrat monastery was exquisite. We wound our way up the mountain for miles, and arrived at the monastery, which was literally in the clouds! It was SO crowded, but in spite of that, we were zipped straight in to the chapel that exposed the back of the Black Madonna statue ("La Morenta", or, "The Virgin of Montserrat") , and had mass. We would ...
... demonstration right outside our window! After the walk, we had lunch with some fellow Canadians on the tour, including some tapas and gazpacho, then walked to the local zoo. It was a pretty decent zoo. Our favourite animals were the tiny marmosets, and Archer had a staring contest with a jaguar. There was a decent kids park with a cool zipline, and I admit I accidentally fell asleep on the park bench while ...
... the new Barcelona Apple store which is unbelievable to see how big it was. I then just had a walk around a few streets but my shoulders were hurting and was really tired so I decided to just leg it back to the airport where I could rest for a few hours before Marta and Totonn arrived back from Italy. Not long after 11:00, Marta and Totonn came through the doors and we met up straight away, it was good to meet them and from the start they were awesome. They parked their ...
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