It is so wonderful to stay with a local person. First Leonardo looked up the train schedule to Pamplona on his computer. Then he told me how to get to the Central Station by walking and taking the Metro so that I could purchase my ticket for Sunday. I also managed to take the bus to Park Guell where I saw some of the works of Gaudi.
Although it was cloudy today, I could see views of the city from the top.
This is one of Gaudi’s houses.
These columns are supposed to stimulate palm trees.
The ceramic benches and figures brought back memories of Cuba.
This afternoon Leonardo and I went to a fantastic seafood restaurant, La Paradeta, where we chose the seafood and the cooked it. We has grilled calamari with garlic and basil, grilled tuna, mussels in red sauce, giant prawns, and a fantastic salad. They cooked a couple of things at a time so we had time to eat slowly.
This is the tuna and calamari.
I love the way people have plants in front of their apartments.
This evening Leonardo had arranged for me to have a front row seat at the local Flamenco Dancing Show. I was mesmerized by not only the dancing, but also the guitar playing, drumming, and singing. They did everything with such passion. Photos cannot capture it. I wish the videos I took would work, but I’m not sure how to do that yet.
August 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm
Oh Nancy, you are in such a wonderful, seeing the Gaudi stuff, and everything else. The pictures brought back so many memories and tears. I have pictures of Jerry and I in some of those same
places. BTW you haircut is amazing makes you look very young.
So happy you are having such a great adventure, in a wonderful place.
Much love to you
August 22, 2014 at 8:47 pm
Great to see you’re having such an amazing time! Sounds like you have a fantastic guide!…and the food looks sooo good! Don’t see any videos.
August 22, 2014 at 9:10 pm
Thank you so much for documenting and sharing your travels with us! I almost feel like I’m there with you. Keep it coming!
The seafood looked fantastic. And flamenco so passionate 🙂
Love the new haircut!
August 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm
Been to Barcelona twice..once on our honeymoon as I wanted Eric to enjoy Gaudi. So glad you are getting the experience. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!! Shirley
August 22, 2014 at 11:09 pm
Everything looks fabulous.
August 22, 2014 at 11:56 pm
What wonderful adventures you are having. Your photos are the best–thank you for sharing your fun with us!
August 23, 2014 at 12:20 am
August 23, 2014 at 3:20 am
Wonderful pictures, i am glad that you have such a wonderful time! Can’t wait when you get home to hear more!
August 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm
Love your pix, looks like trip is off to a great start…Ellen
August 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm
I love Gaudi’s works, and have visited the Parque Guelle and Casa Batlo. If you are still there, try to see the dancers, I think on Sunday, at the Cathedral just off the Ramblas. They just drop by and dance informally, but it is very fun and interesting. Also, I loved the Picasso Museum near the Cathedral too. I’m sure you have tone to the Santa Familiia Church by now (think that’s the name). It was also designed by Gaudi, but he died before completing it, and didn’t have all the plans on paper. Other architects have tried to finish it in the way they think he planned it.
August 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm
Roberta Leff Could I be anymore envious than I am now?? Noooooooooooooo!!! But, I love seeing it through you eyes!! Enjoy to the Max and please stay safe!!!!!!!
August 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm
Nancy, what lovely photos, and it looks like you’re having a great time in such a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing these, as I doubt I’ll ever make it over there. Your hair looks great too! I hope once you’re on the path for the hike, all goes well. Be safe, stay healthy, and have a great time!