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Picasso, Sagrada Familia


So, since we had a relaxing day on the beach yesterday I decided it was time to get out and explore the city. Chris wasn't really as excited about this as I was but I promised I wouldnt spend TOO much time at the Picasso Mueso. It was located in the Barri Gotic, a part of the city filled with medevil architecture. The mueseum had several paintings from the Blue Period as well as The Maids of Honor , forty four cubist variations done in 1950. That was where we headed first. It was a very impressive collection.

After the exhibit we walked through the Gothic quarter of Barcelona on the way to the Sagrada Familia. We stopped for lunch on the way. I selected all of the tapas made with the fresh delicious seafood. I could really get used to eating like this! When we arrived at Sagrada Familia I was blown away. The huge structure is over feet high. Gaudi began working on it in 1882 but was unable to complete it because he was tragically killed in a train accident in 1926. However, they are currently finishing the project and estimated time of completion is 2010. I'm sure I'll be back to see what the finished project looks like!

After this we were quite exhausted from the long walk and hopped on a bus back to La Rambla where I squeezed in some shopping. Chris's tolerance was really impressing me, although I think he probably enjoyed all of the scandelous swimsuits I was trying on. I selected a tiny little plum colored swimsuit that just barely covers the important parts! Perfect for Barcelona!

That night we met up with our other friends. This was our last night in Barcelona. =( But we decided to make the best of it and went to an authentic Spanish restaurant for dinner. Yet another delicious meal complete with sangria made with champagne. I want to stay here forever!

Posted by veranoamor 09:39

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