Barcelona - The City

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barcelona - arc de triomph
I just want to write a few words about the city...

i was never in spain before...
i only knew it from pictures, or from hearings of my friends... stories they told me about spain.
i'm a fan of big cities... so i decided to visit barcelona...
lots of movies play in barcelona, it's famous for it's rock'n'roll scene, clothing fashion, and it's cultural side..

the first day when we arrived...
we imediately left the hotel...and went straight the middle of the city...the gothic part, and old-town..
i somehow was decieved... it wasn't beautiful at all...
the old houses looked very nasty, strange people were in the streets, and all the small alleys stank!
the scent was awful...it smelled like trash, garbage, piss... ok you gotta admit it's very WARM in summer ...
but if you visit a huge city, you might imagine its center somehow different.
..
well we ran through the streets, saw lots of shops, bars, small restaurants...and some bigger spots like
the "ramblas" (actually it's not a nice spot, the shops aren't interesting, but it's always terrible CROWDED)...
the plaza reial.. surround by shiny palmtrees and lots of restaurants...

but the next days i discovered the more cheerful sides of barcelona...

the modern part at the harbor...
it's more like a tourist attraction... the outside design looks very modern... surrounded by lots of boats, the ocean, a big shopping mall..
and close to it there's an aquarium attraction....and on the otherside you can walk to the beach...
the walk next to the beach is pretty nice...lots of charming bars, and beach shops..and of course modern architecture...

a little bit in the north.
barcelona shore
..
you could visit the parc guell famous for gaudi's art works...
i loved it... it's a beautiful place with a skyline of the city of barcelona...
a nice spot to take lots of pictures..

in the center of barcelona... there are several parks...beautiful parks with lakes, beautiful sceneries..

the sagrada familia...is the most beautiful cathedral i've ever seen...and i'm REALLY NOT A FAN of churches and cathedrals.

....... well i don't wanna list all the things i've seen it barcelona...

but during summer time it's a very nice place to visit..
it's got a lot of cultural attractions...a nice beach... hot weather... very tasty (and cheap) food...and TOO MANY shops...
too bad i didn't go out at nigth in barcelona...
but there were LOTS of pretty girls...i can imagine that it has got a amazing nightlife as well..
lots of tourists too! all the tourists go out at night! :-p



RuttiTootie says:
Great pics! I'm going back there next week.
Posted on: Nov 18, 2008
goldfishflosser says:
mate this is some amazing photography!! very impressive.
Posted on: Aug 01, 2008
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barcelona - arc de triomph
barcelona - arc de triomph
barcelona shore
barcelona shore
plazza de reial
plazza de reial
city parc
city parc
barcelona - shore
barcelona - shore
barcelona - plazza reial
barcelona - plazza reial
downtown
downtown
oldtown
oldtown
hairdresser in barcelona
hairdresser in barcelona
the harbor area
the harbor area
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