Monday, May 11, 2009

Gaudi took me like 20 minutes to figure out how to get into my blog on this computer! Barcelona has been wonderful! The pace here is so much better. Yesterday we visited a few cathedrals, went to a popular section of town called Las Ramblas and saw a large number of street was crazy. They also have a flea market along the was very very cool. Last night we went to a sports bar (it was very American looking) to watch the football game. We got there just in time to get a table. It was craziness...people chanting, singing, yelling. The game was awesome...but totally left us ended with a tie...3 to 3. I dont know why, but they just end was very anticlimactic when no one wins.

Today we went to a part of town where there is a lot of architecture by Antonio Gaudi. It was amazing. We went to a single family residence that he designed. He takes his inspiration from nature, so its very interesting. There are no straight lines in the entire building...including the roof. Everything is arched, with natural light and ventilation...even the doors. Soooo cool. We then went to his most famous work. A cathedral called La Sagrada should look in up online. He started working on it in 1883 and died before its completion. They continued to work on it but say it wont be done for another 20 years or so. It is very intricate and very interesting.

We then stopped at La Boqueria...its a market in town. That was really neat too. Sooo many people just milling around. Everything is super fresh...meat, cheese, fruits, veggies, candy. Its great because you can go and buy one apple if you want, one sausage. Thats how a lot of people do their grocery shopping there. They get what they need for the day and get more tomorrow. We arent sure what we are doing tonight yet...some food and then we might try out a flamenco show. Yay! You all know how I love dancing:) Miss you:(

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