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Soo tired. Time to walk around the beach area of Barcelona. We have kept our eyes peeled for elephant man but haven't stumbled across him.
The beach is packed. There is a random mix of children, topless sunbather and even a bikini wearing man. We sit by the beach and have a couple of tapas before having a look at the clothing shops.
A day of not achieving a huge amount of work as we struggle to keep up with the Barcelona ...
... are wonders and magic with every turn of the head. Lots of water and nature connections. The wonderful thing about Gaudi's work which we discovered time and time again yesterday at Guell Parc also, is that his designs were extremely functional, ergonomic and resource-efficient, sustainable etc long before these concepts became trendy. Tonight we are off to a traditional Catalan restaurant called Botafumeiro which comes highly recommended. We have learnt over the ...
... pizza one night, thin-crust with spicy chicken, mozzarella, and bleu-cheese creme, the best we've ever had, when we went into a restaurant that we noticed was consistently packed with locals (the best sign of a good place to eat & drink!). Kassie & Landon had also recommended a place that had excellent mussels and stuffed calamari (read big squid-hoods!), that left us wondering, yet again, how they ...
... in the sights including some Gaudi homes and hoped the rain would hold off until after our tour of the Sagrada Familia. We had tickets to go up the Nativity Tower at 1pm. If the rain would hold off, we could get a decent view from the towers and better light to admire Gaudi's best work inside. The clouds parted right on time, and we explored every corner inside and every step outside that basilica. The outside is adorned with neo gothic and ...
... had been re established and this happened in 1982. I remember going to the Picasso in Africa museum in Cape Town whilst studying law and again, and I thought him to be pretentious jumping on the bandwagon of exoticism. I still don't get his later style, perhaps it is in the expression and interpretation of people. I like the brightness of the colours but you won't catch me buying a piece to own. Though that being said, ...
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