Posts Tagged ‘ Barcelona ’

LA SARGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA

LA SARGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA

Visiting La Sargrada Familia Basilica is a fascinating experience. And that’s an understatement. I knew it was an architectural project started in 1882, but I had no idea how amazing it was until I┬ávisited the place. Antoni Guadi, first began construction of the cathedral 130 years ago, a devout Catholic, he worked tirelessly on...

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CASA BATLLO IN BARCELONA

CASA BATLLO IN BARCELONA

I saw Casa Batllo for the first time while riding on a bus heading for Park Guell on the far side of Barcelona. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Right then and there I vowed not to leave Barcelona until I’d made a visit to this fantastic building. In 1904 Josep Batllo, a textile industrialist,...

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STREET ENTERTAINMENT AND OTHER MOMENTS REMEMBERED

STREET ENTERTAINMENT AND OTHER MOMENTS REMEMBERED

The best times after arriving home from a vacation is when it feels like the trip is lingering and situations keep popping up, reminding you of special moments that occured while you were away. That’s what happened to us the first morning after a seven hour airplane journey home from Spain. We awoke at...

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A SMALL TAPAS TASTING

A SMALL TAPAS TASTING

Spain is famous for it’s tapas, small bits of food that originally had a utilitarian use, a slice of bread placed on top of a glass of wine to keep the flies from getting into the drink. Tapas in Spanish means cover. But over time the lowly slice of bread, the tapas, has been...

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PARK GUELL

PARK GUELL

On Sunday we went to Park Guell. I’d seen photos and read a few sketchy articles related to the place, but nothing compares to actually seeing this park in person. ┬áThe visit here was like a sophisticated adult wonder-walk with a couple of children’s playgrounds tucked here and there. Guell was from a wealthy...

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SIX HOURS EARLIER IN BARCELONA THAN IN NYC

SIX HOURS EARLIER IN BARCELONA THAN IN NYC

The flight from New York didn’t take off on time, nearly an hour late, but we arrived in Barcelona on the designated hour. It was an over-night flight and we got maybe a couple hours of sleep, though flying for seven hours certainly curdles the brain and it’s hard to figure out if it...

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