Sunday, September 20, 2009


I have been practicing my high school Spanish and rolling my rrrr's in anticipation for our AWC trip to Barcelona. What FABULOUS city!

Barcelona is best known for the scores of buildings in the Eixample, left by the artistic explosion of modernism in the 1900's. Casa Mila and Sagrada Familia are Gaudi's greatest contributions. He is recognized for intricate ironwork, mosaics of ceramic tiles, symbols inspired by nature, and chimneys with a threatening appearance - like Star Wars.
This Passion Facade of
sculpted figures are angular and almost sinister....and built after his death, in fact the cathedral is still under construction.

Architecture may be the main focus in Barcelona but as a Catalan speaking country, it is theatrical as well! We enjoyed our meals..tapas, seafood paella, and Cava sangria. We enjoyed our entertainment...flamingo dancing, magic fountains night show (built during the 1929 International Fair), and shopping down the La Rambla. All of us brought home beautiful scarves in anticipation of our chilly winter in London and great memories of Barcelona Spain!


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

The photos are great, a taste of Spain.
Speaking of taste... that paella looked like the real thing.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Boy, you packed a lot into a short trip and it all looks like fun! Weather must have been great too.