Barcelona

My European Summer: Barcelona

WARNING: Picture-heavy post ahead!

Ah July – where Down Under it’s winter and the Northern Hemisphere enjoys the sunshine and extended daylight. In a month of extremities between these 2 different parts of the world, I was glad that I had the opportunity to travel in between these places within this short month.

So yes, if you have been following my Instagram, you would have figured why this blog was kinda quiet this month, as I was away to enjoy summer, European-style!

To add on to my Instagram shots and to explain my disappearance, I thought I would show you some highlights of my Europe getaway…

First up will be Barcelona, the home of many famous artists and architects. It is little wonder why the city is a piece of artwork itself, with so many beautiful architecture and artworks lined up on the streets and hidden in their alleyways. Ms Gan and I agreed that the alleys of Barcelona had so much more character to those in Melbourne!

I would leave the food posts for another day; for now, just enjoy the city sights! So here they are, with love from Barcelona first 🙂

View from our Barcelona apartment... love those Spanish-style balconies!
View from our Barcelona apartment… love those Spanish-style balconies!
Pavement mosiac by Joan Miro in the middle of La Rambla
Pavement mosiac by Joan Miro in the middle of La Rambla
Barcelona Cathedral
Barcelona Cathedral
The queue to get into Picasso Museum! (tip: most museums are free on Sundays after 4pm)
The queue to get into Picasso Museum :O (tip: most museums are free on Sundays after 4pm)
A street painter
A street painter
La Sagrada Familia - it was sooo hard to capture the sheer scale of it!
La Sagrada Familia – it was sooo hard to capture the sheer scale of it!
Inside the La Sagrada
Inside the La Sagrada
Casa Batllo.. my personal favourite of Gaudi's houses.. pity the tree got in the way sigh
Casa Batllo.. my personal favourite of Gaudi’s houses.. pity the tree got in the way sigh
Parc Guell
Parc Guell
What a whimsical and colourful place! Can you believe the house on the left was Gaudi's personal house?
What a whimsical and colourful place! Can you believe the house on the left was Gaudi’s personal house?
La Boqueria Market which houses lots of delicious foodstalls and fresh & cheap fruit!
La Boqueria Market which houses lots of delicious foodstalls and fresh & cheap fruit!
Taking a stroll down the port
Taking a stroll down the port
A piece of historic architecture at the port
A piece of historic architecture at the port
Christopher Colombus monument
Christopher Colombus monument
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia)
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia)
Plaça d'Espanya
Plaça d’Espanya
Poble Espanyol which is an open-air museum exhibiting Spanish history.. but after awhile we got bored of the audio guide and learning of Spanish history..
Poble Espanyol which is an open-air museum exhibiting Spanish history.. but after awhile we got bored of the audio guide and learning of Spanish history..
...and went food sampling in the food stores inside the Village instead! haha
…and went food sampling in the food stores inside the Village instead! haha
We went to a glass factory within the Village too... this guy is really talented!
We went to a glass factory within the Village too… this guy is really talented!
Yup, we did abit of shopping too
Yup, we did abit of shopping too
Random street - note the FC Barcelona love at the corner... yup, FCB fever was everywhere!
Random street – note the FC Barcelona love at the corner… yup, FCB fever was everywhere!
Walking through the alleys of the Gothic Quarter 1 last time...
Walking through the alleys of the Gothic Quarter 1 last time…

And that’s it of our 4 days in Barcelona 🙂 Next up, we move along to the South of France!

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