Monday, September 9, 2013

Go Ahead and Mosaic me, Barcelona

This was most likely our last big trip before we leave Europe. We tried our best but still didn't make it to all of the places we wanted. We planned on 3 years here but were cut a little short. I'm not going to lie, I'm tired of traveling. It is something that I've always known I wanted to do and always dreamed of. I'm not quitting or anything, but taking a small break will be nice. There will still be weekend trips and planning for future vacations (which takes a significant amount of work) and that will keep me satisfied for a while.
So, on to Spain. I really wanted to see Barcelona because mosaics are my favorite medium of art and thanks to Gaudi, this city has mosaics. I also love color and the beach and pottery and I really, really wanted to see a Flamenco show. We stayed at the Barcelo Sants hotel which is situated on top of the train and metro station. I highly recommend it because if you want to see all the sights, you're going to have to get on a bus or the metro. We did 2 days of the on/off tourist bus, then metro'd it up. It was really easy to get around but it is a big city so be prepared to walk a lot.
We had a great time and I was able to see and do everything I wanted. I hate to admit this, but Barcelona wasn't my favorite city. I have nothing to complain about it, but both of us prefer France and Italy over Spain. I can't describe why, I just do. Beautiful people and place nonetheless.
Oh, the colors!

Beach in Barcoloneta. Corey had a hard time keeping his eyes to himself. There are a lot of topless sun bathers.

I want this in my house.

I loved their cathedral. It is the most unique I've seen so far.

No building in Europe is complete without scaffolding.

Inside the cathedral.

Front? Not sure.

Random building.

The pottery. This is what I want my kitchen to look like!

Gaudi's Casa Battlo.

Backside of Casa Battlo.

Did I mention that I love mosaics? 

Guell Park, Barcelona.

Guell Park. More mosaics.

Gate in Guell Park.

View of Barcelona from Guell Park.

Gaudi's famous mosaic bench at Guell Park.

Flowers in Guell Park.

Mosaic wall, Guell Park

Guell Park

I'm not sure why this is in English?

MNAC Palace.

Barcelona butt crack.

From the palace overlooking Barcelona. Not sure why, but I'm forgetting how to smile without looking like an idiot.

Building in Poble Espanyol, Barcelona.

Spanish details.

My favorite door from the trip. 

Corey loves cows.

Mosaic chair.

Pottery store in the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona.

Sagrada Familia, Corey and scaffolding.

Sagrada Familia

A building that I liked.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I love your travel pics. Especially the doors. I'm a little sad that you're taking a break from traveling.