First sketches in Barcelona, on Passeig de Gracia
Here's my first post. Since I'm writing this now, you know I got myself there and back without incident!
October 4 and 5, 2016
I departed Philadelphia in the evening on October 4 on a non-stop flight to Barcelona. With the time difference, I arrived around 8am and decided the easiest way to get to my apartment without getting lost was to take a taxi. This was my first solo international trip, my first without Bob and I was a bit apprehensive but very excited!
For a nice history of this area, here's a link to Justine's Blog "Latitude 41"
I was in Barcelona and I was thrilled!
|Flying into the sunrise|
|The back doors of my apartment led to a small terrace|
|My living room with Catalan ceiling|
|First thing I did was walk over to Passeig de Gracia, to see the famous "Block of Discord"!|
|Casa Battlo (Bot-yo) was my favorite! I had a tour scheduled for the next day.|
|Casa Amatller, next to Battlo, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch|
|Barcelona Architecture in the Eixample|
|Taxis, signposts and balconies!|
|Wide streets and sidewalks in the Eixample (eye-shom-pluh) neighborhood|
|Detail on Casa Lleo Morera by Montaner, another practicioner of Moderisme|
|Museum dedicated to the work of Antoni Tapies, 20th Century Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist|
|Walking along the Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes (known simply as GranVia)|
|Night falls in Barcelona on my first day. Motorcycles abound!|