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We were both really tired today but had to get some washing and motorhousework done before we could sit in the sun. We had a nice long breakfast outside ( and a nice long lunch) then our peace was shattered by the arrival of what we assume to be a school party of Spanish teenagers!!
They occupied some chalets further down from us, girls ...
... there's an old photo of me standing on the steps somewhere!)
The main fašade of this cathedral was only finished in the 1890's. They take a long time to finish things in Barcelona - too much manana?
We finally tired of all the noise and hub-bub and retreated to the very ...
... a cooling bath, and lying on heated slabs was heavenly. Top off the visit with a Eastern scrub and a massage and all feels right in the world!
Toward the end of the week, my boyfriend came into town for the long Easter weekend. The four of us headed to Tarragona. Often referred to as "Spain's Rome", Tarragona is rich with Roman ruins. The second century amphitheater was spectacular. As you walk within the amphitheater, it's difficult to wrap your mind around ...
... towards the cathedral. There was a small exhibition of diables with a couple of old costumes of the Ball de Diables de Tarragona upstairs in the tourist information office just below the cathedral and hanging from one of the balconies overlooking the square there was a long banner proclaiming "30 years of devils" and hinting at some excitement that was expected later that night. We had loads to do before then.
A stop at a supermarket gave us ...
... www.birdforum.net/showthread.php ?t=242390
[Update - after a bit of debate that had contributions from several bird identifcation expert, the consensus view was that the bird was a Sub-alpine Warbler which was quite pleasing because we had never photgraphed an example of this rather shy species before. Not common but definitely a species that could be expected in the region at this time of year]
Of Tarragona's important archaeological sites, ...
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