Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Dreaming of Barcelona

This time last year we were in Spain, having a fantastic holiday...
Above are two photos of the wonderful Parc Guell, designed by Antoni Gaudi. We only had one day in Barcelona itself, but managed to visit the Sagrada Familia ( Gaudi's masterpiece ), walked Las Ramblas and saw the city and port from the viewpoint at Montjuic mountain. Barcelona: bustling and beautiful - we'll have to go there again sometime.
Here are Sarah and the kids chilling out in a little backstreet cafe in the lovely seaside town of Blanes. We went there twice on the local train because the town has a great beach, many historic buildings and loads of stray cats ( los gatos ) living around the harbour and looking for food from gullible tourists like us.
Blanes had a real sense of history, whereas our resort, Santa Susanna, was fine but was obviously built for the tourist trade and could boast no architecture like the sample above.
The view out of our hotel window: sunbed city :-)

No foreign holiday this year. Sigh! We'll just have to dream...


wiec? said...

i've always wanted to go to Spain. your photos have only reinorced the wish. maybe next year.

cerebus660 said...

I've only been to mainland Spain once, last year in fact, and to Mallorca twice. There's so much more to see! A work colleague of mine is flying to Spain tomorrow, so I'm feeling pretty envious at the moment :-)


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