Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Barcelona - by day

Hedonistic as it sounds my friend Laure who works in Paris has managed to get Friday off from work so we've decided to go to Barcelona for the weekend.

Finally some warmth and sunshine!

This is Barcelona's most famous street - La Rambla. It's a 1.2 kilometre tree-lined pedestrian thoroughfare that connects Placa Catalunya with the harbour. The energy is electric.

And overlooking us are Barcelona's famous hills.

The architecture is an interesting blend of Spanish, French and Italian.

The Catalonians are fiercely proud of their unique heritage.

We stroll down to the harbourside as the sun is setting.

The marina is packed with super yachts and sadly the water is heavily polluted with rubbish.

It's still as pretty as a picture....

... and so is Laure!

With nightfall approaching we make our party plans.


  1. Ahhh la ramblas! I stayed in a run down pension on it just near the food markets. Kentucky Fried chicken with San Miguel post-mix - I kid you not!

    I know is summer, but you MUST have a hot choc and churros there. Yum. Oh and gambas ala plancha - good any time! xxx

  2. Thank you for sharing your journey with those of us who will never get to see the sights and enjoy the food. I enjoy the trip through your eyes.