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... the park.
i did learn today that Gaudi did not "sign" any of his work but used the horizontal cross in all his designs. This caused a lot of grief in its day as it was seen as in appropriate. "Crosses should only be used for religious works!" Gaudi's response to this was "God is everywhere!" Fair call.
Our next get off point was the Barcelona Football Club. OMG what a business that ...
... We settled for a restaurant called ORIGENS – which may be a franchise but the food was yummy including a pheasant, peach salad, duck, lamb and more. Very tasty. When we walked home the bars were full of locals and eventually when we got home it was very noisy round here – especially with the soccer. Noisy night and unfortunately Germany lost. Our area is really giving us a taste for how the locals live in Barcelona
Didn't get a lot done but interesting day
... on and the worship areas of the church were sectioned off so the tourists could not enter. We did not stay inside very long.
When we left the Cathedral and went outside, there was a flea market going on. The stuff was old and cool, but honestly too fragile and lots of things we do not need. There were some really cool old wine openers which were like accordion style. you would screw in the little curly cue, then pull up the top and ...
... up at it, in awe. The area just in front of it is reserved for those seated in pews in prayer. We probably spent about 2 hour touring here, but would recommend it highly. It was not what I expected -- I had heard that it was a Gothic style cathedral, but it is the most wonderful integration of Gothic and modern that you can imagine. It is simple and yet complex in design.
Outside we found a place to buy bus tickets for the "hop on, ...
... ll begin to wonder where you are and what you were doing in the first place. If you don’t want to mince your brain, then the bars all sell a superb selection of cooked meats and sausages. Fuet and Cecina (beef prepared in the same way as Jamon Iberico, apparently) are worth trying.
La Vid sorted us out for breakfast and set us up ...