So why is that? Why do Sydney and Paris resonate so strongly for me from past travels and London and now Rome, while nice to visit, are places to which I feel no draw to return?
As we spent our days wandering the city I wondered which grouping I would place it. I found my answer very quickly as we explored and experienced Barcelona over the past few days.
We stayed in an apartment just off of La Rambla, which is one of the most famous streets in Spain. Regardless of the time of day, the street always was full of people and shopping stalls
Throughout the city we discovered the living origin of "Gaudi"
|The outside of the Sacra Famiglia church. Still under construction after breaking ground in 1882|
|The size of the church dwarfs much of Barcelona|
|The awe-inspiring inside. Pillars everywhere that invoke the feeling of trees.|
Gaudi's samplings are seen throughout Barcelona. We visited the Parc Guell to see more of his work. This was an actual housing development done by Gaudi that for some reason did not result in a big demand by potential home buyers.
Our second day's target destination was the waterfront. We discovered the Mirador de Colum which was a great walking promenade that led us to the Barcelona aquarium.
|That speck high in the air is a cable car.|
|Note to self-don't stare|
|Just a little something I threw together|
The park was home to a castle (what a surprise). An even bigger surprise was that it was free to enter and wander around in. We don't see very much of that.
|Heather standing guard|
|I'm not sure what Chloe was aiming at|
Our final day in Barcelona was highlighted by a trip to the Chocolate Museum that featured famous buildings displayed all in chocolateand an evening excursion to the Magic Fountain