On arriving in Barcelona a couple of days ago, one of the first things we did was pay a visit to Park Guell, designed by the renowned architect, Antoni Gaudi. Even though I thought it was very good, it was a little disappointing, since some parts of the park were closed off for renovation.… Read the rest “Gaudi Friday”
Fiesta Nacional de España
With recent moves for Catalan political independence, it’s an interesting time to be in Barcelona. In common with our own “national day” there were lots of people walking around the city draped in the national flag. In stark contrast, the Catalan flag dominated the buildings, often accompanied by a sign with some kind of political statement about democracy.… Read the rest “Fiesta Nacional de España”
At about ten o’clock last night, I checked the time. “Happy Anniversary”, I said to Sue, congratulating her on twenty-four hours in Spain. “Cheers”, we all said, as we raised our glasses. And what a whirlwind twenty four hours it had been.
After meeting Sue late last night at the airport, and checking in to our hotel, the Hotel ibis Madrid Aeropuerto Barajas, we had a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant.… Read the rest “Hello Barcelona”