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Today was by far the most interesting day I've spent in this wonderful city of Barcelona. It is a place that really has a way of growing on you. The people, the places, the atmosphere, the music and the culture - they all coalesce to form a vibrant city teeming with life (and rain and thunderstorms today, unfortunately for some).
On the recommendation of my good friend A of whom I wrote yesterday (she of the Happy Pills), I decided to go ...
... the elections at all, knew what pre-election polls told them and assumed the elections would simply fall in line with those polls. This seemed comparable to the American voter perception of elections, with many people relying on polls to tell them who would win. I was in Portugal during the lead-up to the elections and while there were a significant number of political banners and posters advertising the elections, almost no one took any note of them. No one ...
... t ready when we
arrived but she was nice enough to allow us to drop our bags; Ruben did not
feel confident leaving anything visible in the car given the city has many more
gypsies and thefts than the villages we had been in throughout the mountains.
First we walked to La Sagrada Familia;
entering the Basilica and going up into one of the towers. There is nothing
like this church that I have ever ...
... it is not fully completed it is awe inspiring and a must see for anyone who com to Barcelona. Whilst Gaudi died in 1926 with only the "Nativity" side of the church completed , architects and builders from then on have continued his dream primarily from plans and models that he had done whilst alive.
Gaudi said that one day Barcelona would be famous for his church and he was correct. With only six of ...
... thankfully still enjoying one another, there is something that has so far left us unimpressed -- Barcelona.
What a bummer, right? And a huge surprise to me. So many people LOVE Barcelona and have shared such great stories that I suppose I had my expectations set too high. I just feel like it lacks the charm of other large cities like Madrid or London. And it doesn't have the laid-back, beach-y feel of a Valencia or San ...