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... to wear a helmet, queens becoming stuck up pinecone trees, it was a little much to comprehend.
Of course, 'Tripadivsor' #1attraction in Barcelona, was undoubtedly our highlight. La Sagrada Familia. 100 years later and still being created, the enormity and uniqueness of the design, not to mention the surprisingly incredible (like actually breathtaking) inside.
Lovely to be back Barcelona, even (especially) with the ...
... and told to get a taxi and keep the receipt for claiming back later. The hotel was paid for by the airline.
Neither of us had a clue where Sant Joan Despi was, which was a pity because the taxi driver didn't have much idea either. Fortunately mobile internet came to the rescue and we helped him find the hotel, from where we felt lucky to find the one local bar that was still open where we had a reasonable range of tapas before bed.
... but we ended up going through the museum then, and I think that was a great way to do it. I am not a scientist or a mathematician, so could not get my head around the principles and theories that Gaudi used, except to realise he was a creative genius. So with appreciation and some introduction to his inspiration and dream, it was good to do the audio tour. We did not rush. You would not want to. It is ...
... 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 ...
Correfocs Infantil are very cute indeed and there were some very small children indeed, all suitably draped in safety clothing (with devilish patterns, goggles and gloves), most of whom were delighted to be brandishing firecrackers in public. We noticed that unlike the Merce parade, lots of them ended in explosions too. So it was all great fun and there were more devils and beasts in the parade than we'd expected and they all looked superb as ...