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... an entire year crept into our minds.
I messaged Chantal and told her we were in her favourite city and a bit about what I was feeling. I told her about the rain and how we were hesitant to leave the hostel because of the weather.
She replied "When life gives you lemons, Dance in the rain"
I couldn't have needed that advice more.
We put on layers, grabbed an umbrella and danced in the ...
Our first real day of tour begins today with a visit to Monseratt with our local guide for the day, Amada. Left the hotel early to beat the crowds (again) and travelled about an hour out of Barcelona to the mountains. Had to travel up 700 metres along a skinny road (although it was a tarred road) to about 3/4 of the way to where the 11th century working monastery was. It was built in 1025 and the Benedictine monks still live and work there today. We also went into the church where ...
... is another work by Gaudi but unfortunately it was all covered in scaffolding so we couldn't really see anything.
We then walked down Carrer Gran de Gracia which made Mum happy because it had lots of upmarket shops on it. We went into a few and Mum kept trying on clothes...it was pretty boring but because her birthday is in 2 days we tried to stay patient.
... from the edge of the esplanade look over a large area of the city that grew in the 20th century to surround the once isolated park. I spent about 11/2 hours walking around this area and on the way out did not choose to climb the hills around the monumental zone to get to the top of the hill above the park. It was too steep and the day was starting to warm up.
Since I was on a roll and had the rest of the day to sightsee I thought it might be a good idea to walk ...
By 1929, Onofre Bouvila, the protagonist of Eduardo Mendoza's novel The City of Marvels, had accomplished many of the things he had wanted to, including becoming fabulously wealthy and powerful. His career and ascent, as described in one of his obituaries when Barcelona thinks he is dead, was born and died between the two Barcelonan World Fairs, the first in 1888 and the second in 1929. Mendoza writes that after people ...