|Park Guell (2006)|
Another favorite is the Sagrada Familia - religious architecture that has become as much a symbol of Barcelona as the Eiffel Tower is of Paris. Started in 1882, Sagrada Familia is still under construction and is expected to finish whenever (there was actually a target date). So it evolved or continue to evolve from gothic to art nouveau. The front façade is gothic, blah, blah (blah in a good way like any cathedrals in Europe), but the added beauty is in the interior nave that Gaudi designed to mirror nature: trees, branches, leaves, pineapples and the jagged mountains of Monserrat. The second reason why I love Barcelona is because it is a coastal town, which lead me to the third reason - the seafood! So for me, the food in Barcelona was better than in Paris.
The most memorable moment of my trip to Barcelona was hanging out at the tapa bars - not for the drinks, well, maybe for Sangria - but for the tapas. It's pretty obvious from this picture with my luv-handles and the buttons on my blouse about to fly open that I didn't mind the few pounds gained while vacationing there.
#TBT Sagrada Familia Cathedral
@ Barcelona, Spain (circa 2006)
GCTB Throwback Thursday is a post about a place I visited more than five years ago.
I did some photo manipulations by stitching a few pictures together, adding 'memes' (typing texts over my face or strangers that got included in the picture), and re-sizing the photo to make it load faster. Hence, the poor image quality.
Since I mentioned Montserrat, I thought I'd throw in a picture of the jagged mountain of Montserrat - a multi-peaked mountain located near the city of Barcelona.