Gaudi rocks!

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Gaudi Cathedral

Spain is pretty cool. I especially love Barcelona because of all the Gaudi influence there. The cathedral, the park, it's fantastic, colorful and totally unique! The Ramble which is the massive walking path down the middle of a main road filled with street performers and stalls that sell everything from pets and exotic birds to food, magazines and flowers. It's a fun place to be. We stayed on the Ramble towards the middle so it was just perfect. It was close to a massive market with fruit, meat and baked goods, I will say seeing the butcher skin the goat's head put me off but... maybe it's yummy if cooked right? I think it was worse cause the eyes were still looking at you, but what can you do.

The main fountain in Gaudi park
It's going to be eaten so it's not a waste which is good... just not me. Anyway, the fruit was great... We went to the park one day and walked around, which was so much fun. Then, we went to the cathedral and had a mull around. I have to say, I like it. Taking so many different textures and colors and patterns, some people don't like it because it's busy and over the top. But, you just have to appreciate it. It would have taken ages to build and the cathedral was still being worked on even after his death! It's a real piece of art. Anyway, the sea food in Barcelona is supposed to be exceptional as well, not that I would know, I don't like seafood, but Jim liked it. Personally I'm not into most Spanish quinine, but like I said 'personally'. The baked goods were great though! We had a great time, it was so much fun and something completely different to the other parts of Spain I have since seen.
Inside the gates of Gaudi park

Oh, one last thing about our trip... hint, be careful when you go up to the Fort, so... we just had small amounts of luggage on us, it was a weekend trip, so we thought we'd take our bags and go see the fort then head straight to the airport. Well we went at the end of hours and when we walked out, there were no taxis!!!!! We had 2 hours to get to the airport and ended up hiking down the side of the mountain and past the old Olympic stadium and into the middle of a creepy area until we finally found a taxi with about an hour to go. We just made our flight. The moral of the story? Don't push your luck, you never know when it might run out. Oh, and wear sensible shoes, no mules or heels when you're on holiday cause you just might have to leg it sometime.

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Gaudi Cathedral
Gaudi Cathedral
The main fountain in Gaudi park
The main fountain in Gaudi park
Inside the gates of Gaudi park
Inside the gates of Gaudi park
A section of the interior of Gaudi…
A section of the interior of Gaud…
A ceiling detail in Gaudi park
A ceiling detail in Gaudi park
flowers in the park
flowers in the park
Our hotel on the Ramble
Our hotel on the Ramble
Gelato, soooooo yummy!
Gelato, soooooo yummy!
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