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... Picasso Museum. We both agreed that his early
works were much better than his cubism and impressionist works, although this
is not what he is famous for. Then we did a VERY long walk from there up to
Castle Montjuic (not just long, but up a mountain, although through some very
nice gardens). The castle gives amazing views out to the ocean and over the
city. It is also the place were the only non-Fascist President was executed
after being overthrown in the lead up ...
Unfortunately one of my travel pitfalls has been writing a blog entry only to lose everything written because the connection cuts out. So this is the second time I write this entry today and this time from Munich Airport, whilst en route to Venice. The first writing was whilst at the airport leaving Barcelona. We arrived in plenty of time to do everything that needs to be done for an international flight; of course with more ...
... just outside of La Sagrada Family... Awesome view!
We jumped back on the bus and we went to Barcelona Soccer Club and Stadium but it was closed, so we had a look around the visitors centre.
Then we went to the Recreational area for one and all the port first artificial was re-modelled for the 1992 Olympic games when it became a marina for recreational vessels. At the end of the old port we saw the Rambla ...
... when using the toilet. After our tour we walked down La Ramblas, the major shopping street, where we found a lunch spot right on the beach. Jay and the kids had a dip in the Mediterranean while Tracy held on to the prime table and watched the belongings. After lunch we visited the 'El Call', the Jewish quarter (ghetto) until the late 14th century. At that time there were 6000 Jews in Barcelona representing 20% of the population. We visited the synagogue that was lost under layers ...
... older person on my own ( I'll take all the breaks I can get ).
As the 10.30 crowd were let into the park, it felt a little bit like walking into Disneyland, not knowing what was around the next corner. Once I'd walked down the ramp and turned the corner by the main entrance the sheer size of the flight of steps leading up to the hall of columns above combined with the fairytale quality of the intricate mosaic laden sculptural details on every surface was crazy ...