Barcelona Twilight

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There’s an electricity along the  tree-lined pedestrian mall of La Rambla.  This vibrant  promenade cuts through the heart of Barcelona and is crowded until the wee hours of the morning.  ‘Looking-up’ helps to reduce the sensory overload and provides some of the more spectacular views of the city.

You’re My Sunshine

You know who you are . . .

Casa Batlló

The streets of Barcelona are vibrant and full of energy. The tourists, locals and the architecture mingle to create an electric atmosphere that is almost palpable. Casa Batlló is one of the dominant architectural icons of modernist Barcelona. It was built by Antoni Gaudí between 1904 and 1906 having been commissioned by the textile industrialist Josep Batlló. I remember just stopping in my tracks as I first caught a glimpse of this landmark. The fanciful, pastel facade adds a bit of whimsy and contrast, to the grays and browns that surround it.

Montserrat Landscape

We took a day trip to Montserrat, the Benedictine Monk retreat, which is one hour Northwest of Barcelona by train. It offered some of the most spectacular mountain views in Spain.

Internacional Cool Hotel

You never know what you'll see when you 'look up' while strolling Barcelona's, Las Ramblas.

Casa Mila

We began our adventure in Barcelona. And what more appropriate landmark than the dizzying genius of Antoni Gaudi's La Pedrera or Casa Mila.