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Olympic Stadium (1992)

On day 2 I grabbed my swim trunks and headed out the door.  My plan for the morning (actually, I slept in a bit, so it turned into early afternoon) was to go to the Olympic Stadium, check it out, and then go for a swim...it was a hot day, after all.  It was a long walk but I enjoyed it, checking out the sites on the way.  It was hot, but a beautiful day for a walk...and I was in Spain!  I snapped some photos on the way, you will have to take a look.  The neatest thing about the whole area were the outdoor escalators...forget those pesky stairs!

I finally made it to the stadium and took a look around.  I decided to swim first since it was now the hottest part of the day, so I did just that.  It was very nice and relaxing, and to swim in an olympic pool was kinda neat.

Strange things happen on Las Ramblas...
  I then took the time to check out the track and the rest of the area.  I don't remember much about the 1992 Olympics, but I guess to start it they shot an arrow into that large white thing in the photo.  I was only 10 at the time.

After I was done at the stadium (I did not take home any Olympic medals) I continued my walk up Montjuic (not sure the exact significance of the mountain and the name, but it has something to do with the Jewish people) to the old fort at the summit.  It was free to get in, so I took a look around.  I basically just went up there for the view.  After coming down the hill, I grabbed something to eat (a little later this time), and then walked around Las Ramblas at night.

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Olympic Stadium (1992)
Olympic Stadium (1992)
Strange things happen on Las Rambl…
Strange things happen on Las Ramb…
Las Ramblas at night - lots of pai…
Las Ramblas at night - lots of pa…
View from Montjuic
View from Montjuic
View from Montjuic
View from Montjuic
View from Montjuic over the Medite…
View from Montjuic over the Medit…
View from Montjuic over the Medite…
View from Montjuic over the Medit…
Barcelona
Barcelona
Las Ramblas at night
Las Ramblas at night
Statue guy lost his balloon
Statue guy lost his balloon
Barcelona
Barcelona
Barcelona
Barcelona
Olympic Pool
Olympic Pool
Olympic Track
Olympic Track
Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
Fort atop Montjuic
Fort atop Montjuic
Impressive building
Impressive building
Panorama
Panorama
Escalators outdoors!
Escalators outdoors!
Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
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photo by: fivepointpalm