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Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... opened in 1911, and the metal roof that still exists today was constructed in 1914.
La Rambla, Barcelona
La Rambla (Catalan pronunciation: [ɫə ˈrambɫə]) is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) connecting Plaša de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. La Rambla forms the boundary between the quarters ...
... to travel through the city, our bags were heavy, we were hungry and nothing was open! Bee fell asleep in the park. I looked through my photos, repacked my bags, sorted my receipts, did my accounting, and that was it. But it was still 8:45am. We were sitting next to an international package delivery business owned by a Dominican couple. I quickly recognized their accent, especially when they started talking about Bee and I in Spanish and wondering amongst themselves if we ...
... industrialisation was kicking in and this ultimately created a wealthy bourgeoise class - believe me, his designs would not be cheap to build - in fact, they would be a tradie's nightmare! Anyway, he had a few very keen supporters, who had money, which the whole world should be very grateful for.....we need people like Gaudi to challenge the norms....he's got my vote!
... well it could have been worse I guess.
With regards to langauge, Spanish is actually fairly easy to read - given that it is not unlike other languages like French and German. However, our spoken Spanish is very limited and we revert to head nodding and pointing a lot. Margaret, we could use your help.
Today, after sleeping close to 14 hours, we headed out to see what we could fit in in only one full day. I'm afraid we did not leave enough time to see much ...
... initially designed by Gaudi to be a housing estate in the early 1900's, but unfortunately didn't get finished due to the economic times, war and the distance from the city centre ( no one in those days having vehicles), although now is only a 10 min drive.
At the entrance is a stunning mosaic dragon with staircase and beautiful serpentine shaped balcony with vibrant mosaics around its edge.
There are a couple of display homes built, one that is modelled on the tale, Hansel ...