So our first full day in Barcelona we decided to do a round-the-city bus tour where you can off and get back on whenever you want. It was fun - not really serious sightseeing, but pleasant and we got a good look at most of the city. Went past the Sagrada Famiglia, of course, but didn't get off. We're
doing that this morning (very shortly leaving in fact so I'll finish this later today hopefully).
We got off the first time at La Predrera - an apartment building designed by Gaudi which is pretty amazing and of which I could not get one decent picture. I'lll check with Chris this evening and have him send me one of his maybe. You can take a tour up to the roof of the building but we didn't do that although Chris may do it later. We had a tasty good lunch in the restaurant that is on the first floor. So far the tapas I've had here have been much more like I expected than any I had in Madrid but it could be because the restaurants have been a little more upscale. If we ever eat at a cheaper one, it will be a better comparison.
So, I'm going to once again post some pictures - not a whole lot and I don't know about some of the things I took pictures of except the fact that I liked them, like this light fixture below. It was in the foyer of a building and was shiny gold and just beautiful.
- Mary Lynne
- West Virginia
- When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!
P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).
I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.