Sunday, 27 October 2013

Blue skies in Barcelona


Half term and we escaped the autumn wind and rain for a couple of days, taking a short break in Barcelona. In summer, Spain is too hot for us Celtic types with our fair skin;  however autumn sun and temperatures of 22-25 degrees suited us fine.  So we enjoyed exploring La Rambla, the Old Town and the Port area. Didn't really do museums - teenager not keen - or see any of the Gaudi buildings.  But lots of eating tapas, exploring the markets and people-watching.  And a guitar music concert in a building which was decorated like a wedding cake.  Will let the pictures do the talking today.

The Square near our hotel: slightly dodgy area.  Husband lagging behind us with bad ankle was approached by lady offering him a good time!

Walked to the beach.   Teenager soaked her sore feet in the sea.

Colourful market stalls.  So many varieties of mushrooms.


The ornate ceiling of the concert hall.

2 comments:

  1. That looks like a lovely break.... I am missing those blue skies, and perfect temperatures. Shame you didn't get to see the Gaudi buildings. I hope your husband turned down her offer and limped quickly away! :o)

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  2. We had a wonderful holiday in Barcelona a few years ago. Loved the Gaudi buildings - they were a bit hit with the teenager, but didn't get to see the beautiful concert hall.

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