Gran Hotel Balneario Blancafort
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- Continental Breakfast
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... to share our "year around the world" story with everyone who might have a personal encounter with them. I, on the other hand, am quite proud that as a member of the female species, and one that enjoys the accoutrements that can go hand in hand with maximizing one's femininity, I have been able to pare my belongings for a year down to one large bag (and part of my son's). Most women I know are likewise impressed with my packing frugality and I've beamed off ...
... into our walkabout. We checked out the cathedral in the Barri Gothic area, walked the Ramblas again and went back to the hotel to put their feet up, their room was not ready. At about 11:30 we hightailed it to the Sagrada Familia.
Gaudi's masterpiece is still not complete but it has come a long way since we were here 20 months ago. The stain glass is becoming more prominent and the colors it reflects inside ...
... fancy toilet with built in bidet, and obviously had to try it. And of course, he thought it was the most awesome thing ever. We freshened up a bit and headed out to grab food and to the Camp Nou Experience tour of FC Barcelona stadium. We grabbed some sandwiches and gelato from a little cafe and sat on a bench and ate them. We walked up to the block of discord to snap a picture of Casa Batllo (didn't go to Casa Mila since it is under scaffolding). We headed to the metro, bought ...
... The inside as well is so beautiful; Gaudi's architectural style is unlike anything I have ever seen before. Everything seems like it is straight out of the Nightmare Before Christmas or something, just a little distorted but still beautiful and symbolic. In the basement of the church, is a museum that had a lot of the models that Gaudi had created for the church, as well as replicas of some that had been destroyed during the Spanish Civil ...
... who's studied all this for years and works in Barcelona. We met in Placa de Catalunya in front of the Zurich cafe and for the next three hours he talked and walked us through the city, places of significance to that time, filling the locations with characters and the day to day history of the time. Including the day when the CNT broke into the military arsenal and distributed 30,000 weapons to the city of very badly treated working men and women. There was a picture of a ...