NH Porta de Barcelona
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... with Lesley and Tony which was a nice way to say goodbye to them. A single day in Barcelona is not sufficient to even scratch the surface of its many sights. It is a very artistic city, with magnificent architecture and wonderfully clean areas. On the hop on hop off bus we were told the names of architects who had designed various structures. Even the communication towers were designed by ...
... Think Times Square times ten on New Years Eve. We really didn't encounter anyone rude, but if we did they were overwhelmingly American.
Anyway, we had an afternoon tour of the old gothic part of Barcelona today. Just a four hour afternoon ordeal since we got here so late. First, we had to clear Spanish Immigration which is more of a joke than in a the United States. Basically they had four guys with rubber stamps ...
... work of Antonio Gaudi. It has been under construction for 131 years and is still going. They say it will be done in 2026. Maybe. The tallest tower, Christ's Tower, will be 535' tall. The tower Marette and I went up is maybe 300'. It is an amazing place to visit. There are many styles of architectural finishes. The structure was laid out by Gaudi as well as the main concepts of theme and purpose. His was a dream to create a space for his god and the taller the better ...
... the history of Catalonia.
The museum takes you on a journey from the most distant prehistory up to the present. The visit starts on the second floor with a route from the Palaeolithic to the 18th century. The historical periods included in this broad time frame are structured in four subject area: The roots, the birth of a nation, our sea, and the edge of the empire. The third floor is given to ...
... her, initially, until it clicked that she was speaking Catalan. I grew excited because this woman was not slowing down her Catalan for me nor was she appeasing me by speaking Spanish. I bought something, and seeing that there was no one else in the store, began asking her questions about herself. This woman, named Monserrat, after the mountain she said, though her name missed a t, was more than happy to give me her opinion on Catalunya and ...