Barcelona, Spain on day 17

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Barcelona also has art everywhere - even in the harbor.
The weather in Barcelona was wonderful today – it had warmed up to “perfect” and the sun was out.  If you ever doubt the difference good lighting makes, take a look a two of today’s photos and compare them to the photos of the same buildings taken yesterday.

We used the 2nd day of our bus pass to ride through the Olympic Village and up to El Poble Espanyol on Mont Juic.  El Poble Espanyol was built in 1929 for an International Exhibition and is a Disneyland-like Main Street of building styles from various centuries and regions of Spain.  The buildings are filled with craft people, stores and restaurant.  It’s interesting and a big draw for school kids on class excursions.  

Next we went back to the waterfront side of Las Ramblas to visit the Maritime Museum which is housed in the former Royal Shipyards.  The building alone is worth a visit but the stunner was the life size replica of the 1568 Royal Galley.  It’s absolutely huge and carried 59 oars manned by 236 oarsmen.  The level of detail and amount of decoration and icons has to be seen to be believed.  The Maritime Museum also had a special exhibition on subs while we were there.  

Lunch was beer and tapas and olives before we did a little final shopping.  Barcelona has so much to see and we just barely saw a few things before we had to get back on the Prinsendam.  We sailed off watching a fisherman come into port in a cloud of seagulls.

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Barcelona also has art everywhere …
Barcelona also has art everywhere…
Bicycles available for general use…
Bicycles available for general us…
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The "after" photo. See yesterday…
The after photo.  See yesterday…
The "after" photo. See yesterday…
The entrance to EL Poble Espanyol
The entrance to EL Poble Espanyol
Building styles in El Poble Espany…
Building styles in El Poble Espan…
Building styles in El Poble Espany…
Building styles in El Poble Espan…
A wooden sub outside the Marine Mu…
A wooden sub outside the Marine M…
The magnificent Marine Museum is i…
The magnificent Marine Museum is …
Showing the length of the Royal Ga…
Showing the length of the Royal G…
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I can't resist photographs of wel…
Both the ship and the building are…
Both the ship and the building ar…
Detail of the Royal Galley
Detail of the Royal Galley
Detail of the Royal Galley
Detail of the Royal Galley
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