Sunday, December 29, 2013

Barcelona part 2

...directly after we arrived in Barcelona, we hit the streets... and the 'La Rambla' was high up on our list! We were warned against pick pockets and all their ways of getting you attention... So we were highly alert!  Luckily nothing weird happened.  We were highly impressed with Barcelona's underground train system! Very easy to find your way! And I had such a good time looking at amazingly beautiful shoes!  Everyone, although mostly dressed quite ordinary, had the most extraordinary shoes!

The Palau de la Musica Catalana was one of our absolute highlights!! It brought tears to our eyes to listen to music in the only concert hall in Europe lit by natural light, through a glorious stained glass 'reverse' dome!!

By day 2 we discovered where to have good tapas... and it was a nice walking distance to 'our' little tapas restaurant, close to the Sagrada Familia... still having full sunlight after nine in the evening!

Oh, and it was such fun to go on a quest to find "All we knit is love", a wool shop close to the Picasso museum... The first time it was siesta and they were closed - their pull down 'garage door' covered in beautiful graffiti.  The second time they were open and I had a 'ball' ;) of a time!!

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