This wasn't my first time in Barcelona - I've lived near the Pyrenees in the South of France from age 0 to 18. Barcelona always has been a 3 small hours car drive away. I've been a few times when I was younger, I remember the scary (at the time..) dressed up living statues on La Rambla, I remember the beautifully crowded placa Reial and all those people trying to sell you things on the beach. Coming back as an adult (am I really an adult?! just typing this out freaks me out) was all kinds of amazing.
(Almost stole one - I mean would you just look at those fluff balls?!)
We visited the beautiful Casa Mia (also known as La Pedrera) Gaudi was a true genius. The amount of detail that went into this building is just astonishing. He designed everything, from the door handles to every single corner of this house. I can't even begin to think of the amount of work that went into such a masterpiece.
Lizzie doesn't like to do what everyone else does - she ordered a 'full english' in Barcelona. (it was so oily she had to sponge some oil out before eating it... gross)
The fruit market called La Boqueria (off La rambla) was just a dream! I wish I had access to this amount of beautiful fresh produce every day! What a dream it must be to do your daily shop there.. The best was the delicious fresh juices we got every morning (can we just stop a minute and contemplate how frickin' CUTE these chocolates are?! ...what you can't see is two baskets down they had some boob shaped ones too)
I may have another post in the making with more photos... I can't help myself. Call me shutterbug.
I wish I could teleport back into the sunshine right now. There's a rain storm outside my window, we've been stuck inside all day (I did go on a walk to the river with hector this morning... we came back completely soaked to the bone) but I can't complain when I get to snuggle by the fire with a cup of tea & a good book.
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