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May 27th, 2010 – by: quinnkim
From the beach you can catch a large gondola that crosses the port and drops you at Montjuic where you can explore several museums, the Olympic stadium, a huge park and various other sites.
We had only a few select sites we wanted to see at Montjuic and had I been in better walking shape, it would have been a fairly easy walk up and down the hills and through the park to each site. However, we are trying to preserve some steps so we tried to utilize the public transportation options.
The Joan Miro museum provided an excellent history of the artist as well as a comprehensive collection of his art over the years. Brian did not enjoy it, but I learned a lot. I do have to agree with Brian that it seemed that several of his paintings were named by him later in life and he just fell back on ´women and birds´as the name of almost all of his paintings. Or, maybe he was obsessed with painting women and birds. I enjoyed the museum and learned a lot about Miro. I have seen his work in other museums around the world so it was nice to have more background on the artist.
Our big plan for the day was to see the dancing fountains of Montjuic. These are huge fountains between Plaza Espanya and the Catalan Art Museum and each night they have a light, music and fountain show that runs every 15-20 minutes. Brian and I took a cab to the fountains, though the cab driver did not want to take us at first telling us it was very close. I told him, por favor, no puedo caminar, mi rodillo me duele mucho, and I showed him my huge knee and he agreed to drive us. Once there we bought some drinks and found two chairs and sat back and watched the fountains for more than an hour. Each show was different, different music and lights and movements of water and I loved it! We took some videos which Brian will load on his blog and I took a ton of photos. I love the fountains at the Bellagio in Vegas and like those, I could sit and watch these fountains all day.
After our long day it was another night of picking up a pizza and having some pizza and drinks at the hotel. Tomorrow is our last full day in Barcelona, I can´t believe the trip is almost over!
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