Friday, February 20, 2015

Barcelona in February

Days 12-13

Thursday and Friday were vintage Barcelona. 

Day 12
Thursday was spent at the Segrada Familia where I marveled at the progress being made on (what is IMHO) the world's most amazing basilica. The towers are rising quickly, the completion elements of the passion facade are being added and the new glory facade is being constructed. The tours are remarkably crowded for mid-winter SO BUY YOUR TICKETS ON LINE and walk right in.

Segrada Familia 2015*

The rest of the day was spent touring the Bari Gotic with stops at the Palau of Catalan Music and a walk down La Ramblas. We realized we forgot to get a crepes dinner in Paris, so we remedied that in Barcelona with a crepe of emental cheese, Spanish ham and an egg! That came with a great spinach salad and a beer for 9 E. Stops were made at a traditional nougat shop (YUM!) and a shop where I could buy my own big fluffy neck hugging scarf like I saw everyone in Europe wearing the past two weeks.....    

Roadboy at Barcelona's 
"Circus" Store El Ingenio*

A Gargoyle in the Gotic*

A Human Sculpture On La Ramblas

Loving Barcelona Modernisme

Day 13
Today was a train trip to the Abbey of Montserrat. I love that trip. It was partly cloudy and a bit chilly but very nice. We returned in time to visit the fountains on Montjuic and Seek out somewhere for a big-ass American hamburger......

Montserrat Abbey

The National Gallery and its Fountains on Montjuic*

Gotta get up at 5:00 am to start our Saturday journey home.

JFK is calling for snow. Make way, I see real life comin at me.

Roadboy's Travels © 2015

* Photos Thanks to Scott

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