I was a little sad to leave the city despite staying there for such a short time. And maybe exactly because of that? I did not have a chance to appreciate it in full glory (and full sun…). It’s only 2h flight away so I will definitely come back but only when it’s a little bit warmer. And I am a little bit wiser not to hope for too much sun in the winter time 🙂
I had the flight back in the afternoon so decided to get up early and see the coast and a bit of the old city. I must admit I saw quite a bit considering the limited time I had. I did not plan the trip in advance. Just got there, looked at the map and decided where to go as I went 🙂 It’s usually a bit better planned, but as this was only a weekend away I decided to go with the flow. No regrets whatsoever! 🙂
Weather is improving!
You could see the two towers from previous pictures. They are located right by the coast!
El Peix – The 52m long golden fish sculpture created by Frank Gehry for 92′ Summer Olympics. Looks better in the sun 🙂
El Peix again.
People staring at the angry sea!
“Should I take a swim?” – I bet thats whats this guy was thinking!
I fear it wasn’t quite safe there.
This guy probably tried to capture the same thing. Big waves!
This is not a typical postcard shot from Barcelona. But I am kind of glad I went to see this time of the year.
People sea and photos.
Too windy. Lets venture back to the city. Mozaic was present everywhere. This water tower (?) looks more like a disney castle!
A bit further and its even more beautiful! Looks almost idyllic!
Kinds are having fun. I would have joined them if not for the camera…*cough* *cough*
Can’t get enough of bubbles!
I should seriously stop now…
I think this sculpture was smiling back at me.
Arc de Triomf. Slightly different from the one in Paris.
Close loook at the details.
Tribunal Superior de Justicia Sala Civil y Penal. What is says.
Old Barcelona. Into the city jungle!
About noon. Time to do some ironing 🙂
Too narrow I think. Also, where should the kids play in this jungle?
More buubles!!! (I know….)
I loved the narrow streets. Although not much light for those living on low level floors…
Barcelona cathedral. The main one. The most famous – Sagrada la Familia is “only” a basilica.
It also look’s impressive inside! But more in a standard, cathedral way.
Another look. I could not get further as there was a mass being performed at the time.
Las Ramblas. Locals don’t like the street. Its aimed for tourists and everything is pricy there. It’s nice to walk around.
I love Barcelona. Do I really? Probably so, but in the summer. Winter Barcelona is only likeable. So… I like Barcelona!
I love this umbrella!
Cactuses. I was tempted but no.
Mercat market. This place was recommended by locals, unfortunately it was closed on Sunday.
Mercat inside. A bit foggy and souless. Ghostly I’d say!
This is how Mercat looks in the summer! 🙂
I wasn’t in the mood to do any shopping, but I was a minority I guess?
This guy made me giggle! He’s a craft himself!
You can spot a spanish flag only on state buldings. There is a strong sense of independence to these days.
Mirador de Colón. Yeah – thats Christopher Columbus (from the back 🙂 )
Agencia Estatal de Administration Tributaria. Time to go back and take a metro ride to Placa de Espana.
Torres Venecianes. They never served any particular purpouse other than marking the entrance to the exhibition district. So when I turn around…
Palau Nacional. The main site of the 1929 International Exhibition. Free entry!
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. This is how it looks like when turned off. I wasn’t lucky enough to see the light show 😦
Getting up the stairs. You could also get the escalator. But who would…
There was a brilliant view from the top of the hill where the Palau was built. I did not get inside but the entry was for free.
Time to go back home…