Thursday, January 8, 2009

I <3 Barcelona

I fell in love with Barcelona and wish I could have spent more time there. Especially when it was sunny and warm on the beach. It's beautiful and hope to go back someday. If you go to Spain you must spend time in here.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the 3 days spent in Barcelona.
Britt and I fell in love with the magic fountains and spent a good 45 minutes there watching the fountains move to mostly American music. (p.s. Way better than the Bellagio.)

The beautiful lights of the government building. We definitely need to get more creative in the states!

This street is amazing. It's huge and has shopping all down it, even an outdoor petstore in the middle! My poor little bag that I bought in Florence didn't even last the rest of the trip, it fell to pieces!! Best 20 euros spent on that trip. Grrrr!!
This one is for my sister Britt. Edward Scissorhands!!
After finally getting us both in the air at the same time, Britt's hair was in her face (she was so happy...haha) and we realized it wasn't even dark enough yet for a silhouette shot. We're cool.
Oh just a professional sandcastle builder! Seriously amazing!!
The lovely sailboat in the distance photograph.
I LOVED the seaport. And I loved this red sailboat.
The toilet paper was on the wall outside of the bathrooms....??
Britt and I were coming down from seeing a great view of the city in this park and we stumbled across this park. Absolutely fell in love! Gaudi's work is amazing!!
Doesn't it kind of have the same feel as Disneyland? It think Gaudi's buildings should belong there.
The beautiful city of Barcelona!
This is the never-ending building of the cathedral. Gaudi started it but ran out of money so the government took over and the people are paying to have it built but it won't be done for at least another 50 years! it's Massive!!

I really hope to go back someday and enjoy the beautiful city a bit more. We were so sad to leave because that meant the end of our adventures in Europe, but at the same time so ready to be home in Utah with our families!


Karissa and Mik said...

i love all the buildings! that last one is so cool! sorry about your suitcase though

The Gleave's said...

I love you Brie, and miss you so much!

Marga Flores said...

Some tips to travel to Barcelona:

Hire a car only if you are going to spend several days there, so you can visit also the surroundings and places like Montserrat, Port Aventura, Costa Brava, etc.

Be careful with pickpockets in metro and city center.

If you are going to travel with your family rent a centric apartment (here they have holiday apartments in barcelona city center and they give out a free pocket guide, which is always useful).

If you are going with friends it's a good idea too, but then you may want to look for something cheaper (here they have cheap accommodation in barcelona, from 19 € per night or so).

And enjoy!