Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments - BCN Suites
Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... organic structures that also absorbed us. Balcony railings in steel that looked like flowing kelp on the side of a building with a waving sea-like line. That place showed its age but the apartment we saw had great charm.
We walked slowly away from those experiences, reeling. Living spaces that allude to nature like that are really interesting and attractive.
We walked back down to the Placa de Cataluyna and on down the Ramblas through the spivs and toughs ...
... to my chosen destination, down the street I went to La Pedrera I had purchased a Barcelona card, which entitled me to free public transportation in the entire city, plus many discounts at museums, such as the one this morning. It proved to be a good bargain!
I went in and also bought the shorter Audio Guide, It was well worth it... giving me so much background on Gaudi, the Artist and his work. I rambled slowly, up the spiral staircase, and found my way up to ...
... such perfect little balconies that it blows your mind that people actually get to live there, or some ridiculously cute independent stores, or maybe you will turn the corner and there will be a little placa with a café where people are laughing and drinking. Or maybe it will be the big and gorgeous Placa de les Glories Catalanes, or the wide streets and designer shops of Passiege de Gracia. When you wander and have no innate sense of direction (me), ...
... overlooking the courtyard. You would not know how good the hotel is from the street but once inside wow. Once again well done Rail-bookers.
Went for a walk around town and we are both taken with the style and class of the buildings. Quaint little lane ways and shops. Also stumbled onto a market selling all kinds of food and of course had to try Churros and ...
... Rock Cafe our meeting point for the coach. We go back to the ship and I feel disappointed that Barcelona wasn't what I expected it to be, I really didn't catch the drift of the Spanish spirit. The city was very much the modern taking over the old, all about work and not much about play. The art did not appeal to my tastes, I felt there was a lack of authenticity. I did like the food though, definitely the highlight along with the inside of that cathedral. Would I come back here, most likely ...
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