Our micronations trip had the two of us on different flights, meeting in Barcelona. I arrived first whilst Bella had a long layover in Munich. It didn’t make sense to pick up the rental car early and struggle with finding parking so I took a train from the airport.
After a short ride I found myself in a reasonably quiet city looking for things to photograph. I knew about Antoni Gaudi and we planned to visit Sagrada Família once Bella arrived so I headed for the Passeig de Gràcia. What a beautiful day.
And there it is, the Casa Batlló. I love the masquerade masks on the balconies.
There was a road race finishing and then the groups of climbers started. At least the kids on top are wearing helmets. They’re so high!
The arc is gorgeous. I really loved that area.
After returning to the airport to retrieve Bella and the rental car, we headed back downtown.
And there it is, still under construction. It’s hard to conceive of a structure that has been open for business since 1882 but won’t be complete until 2026, 100 years after the architect’s death. Gaudí had quite a powerful vision to be able to convince the city to keep building so long after he was dead and gone.
The structure is breathtaking. We wanted to take the tour but the lines were very long so we headed out, aiming for Andorra.
I wasn’t going to put that photo up but every time I scrolled through my photos those shoes jumped out. That’s the derogatory version of gaudy.