Tag Archives: Barcelona

Have a Gaudí Day

24 Feb

On days like this, when it’s cloudy and cold,  I wish I had a magic Genie that could grant me three wishes.  I don’t even need all three, I really just want one.  Take me back to Barcelona, Spain. I traveled throughout Europe last summer, and Barcelona was one of my favorite cities.  For one, I speak the language, well at least Spanglish, and two it’s the perfect mixture of an urban city and seaside town.  I live right outside of Washington, D.C. so that description can technically describe my area as well, but what makes Barcelona completely different is its atmosphere.  The culture is so unbelievably rich, filled with music, theatre, and some of the most beautiful architecture I’ve ever seen.

In fact, I dedicated an entire day, I named it my Gaudí Day, to the work of one of, if not the most influential Architects in Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí.  His work is so amazingly detailed that I could barely capture the beauty of his art in one single shot.

I started my day at la Casa Batlló, a house situated on the famous Passeig de Gràcia, constructed for the Batlló family.  As I walked through the house I couldn’t help but notice all of its intricate detail, like for instance the beautiful blue walls that led up to the roof.  He framed the glass barriers around the stairs, so that at any given point it would give the appearance of moving water.  I still cannot believe that a family lived in this house, as it is like stepping into a fantasy world. Continue reading

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Tortilla Española

9 Nov

This picture was taken in Parque Güell, (Güell Park) with the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain, as its backdrop.  I was visiting the city over the summer, and I was fortunate enough to have a guided tour of the park by my cousin Karina.  Not only was it my first time in Barcelona, but it was the first time I’d ever met my cousin.  I did not know what to expect as she spoke no English and I speak Spanglish.  After giving a tour of the park she asked, “Tienes hambre?” (Are you hungry?) After a long, hot day in Barcelona I said, “Claro, que si!” (Of course!)  Then the most amazing thing happened.  Karina said she was going to make an authentic Spanish dinner.  I had to hold my composure, I was too excited to finally get a home cooked meal.

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