I know it’s Wednesday night, which isn’t usually a bread-and-wine night, but I’m on vacation! We just limped back to our Barcelona apartment after a full day of tours, museums, and sightseeing. We’ve been here two-and-a-half days. I wasn’t up to posting sooner, due to jet lag, lost luggage, and heat. Humidity, too. Like this:
That, folks, is the face of a weary woman, wearing the same sweat-soaked clothes for the third day.
Ah, but the luggage arrived at last, on Tuesday evening. I dug out the coolest shirt I’d brought and I plan to live in it. It’s hot in Barcelona!
As for the city itself, there are almost no words to do it justice. It’s a busy city – not New York-hustle busy, but active. There are tiny shops everywhere, selling groceries, produce, pharmaceuticals, and of course, clothes, clothes, clothes! Just twenty steps from our apartment, there is a funny little shop selling all kinds of dried beans, dried fruit, and grains. I so wished that I could speak Catalan or Spanish, because I was dying to ask them about those grains. There were at least ten types I’d never heard of! Next door to this shop was fresh fruit – we got all our breakfast items between both of these stores.
MUST-SEE: Sagrada Familia. This is Antonic Gaudi’s unfinished church. They’ve been building it for almost a hundred years, but I think they will actually get it done sometime. It’s incredibly beautiful. Below is a video that Rick took inside. It goes a little fast, but you’ll get a good idea of what it’s like. Honestly, if Pagan’s built temples, they would look like this.
Ah, darn. I guess I can’t upload videos to this blog. So instead, I’ll give you this link, to a more professional virtual tour:
Be sure to look at the ceiling.
Another must-see is the Palau de la Musica, another Modernista building. I love this style, especially the way it uses light.
We are having a blast walking through all the various districts. I don’t have a lot of pictures because our camera was in the lost luggage. Tomorrow is our day to explore Salvadore Dali – there will be pictures!
4 thoughts on “A Loaf of Bread, A Jug of Wine”
Thanks for sharing. What a great tour you gave us! Glad your luggage finally caught up with you 🙂 Don’t compain it’s too hot….I’ve had snow the last two mornings!
Very glad your luggage arrive finally. Oh I admit I try to pack as tightly as possible so I can squeeze into the carryon lol!! But I look forward to the pictures you’ll share soon 🙂
I’m sorry to hear about your luggage, but I’m glad it didn’t stop you.
Your trip so far sounds wonderful. Sagrada Familia looks pretty finished (and beautiful) to me. I wonder what they have left to finish.
Re: Salvador Dali
Yes, pictures, please. I always wished I could’ve met the man.
What do you mean: Wednesday is not wine night? Every night at 5:00 p.m. sharp is wine time, whatever the time zone! A rocky start, but you’ll have a great holiday.
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