Thursday, 10 February 2011

Like a Jewel in the Sun

View of Barcelona from a cable car over the bay.

Hello, travel post. Being cooped up in Leeds, I'm getting a bit nostalgic for the rest of the big, wide world - so here's a post about somewhere less windy, less cold, less Yorkshire.

One of the places I've been unbelievably fortunate to visit several times in the last couple of years is the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain. So I thought I'd share a few of my favourite photos of the Catalan capital, home and playground of the famous Modernista architect Gaudi, with you.

And you don't have to, but I'd recommend playing this song as an accompaniment to the pictures because it's so appropriate and so Barcelona-ish (not a word but ought to be).

Please note: All of these pictures are my own. You're welcome to use them but please link back to this blog ( Thanks!

Out and About.


Paving Stones.

A Barcelona Back Street


Street View.



Bikes & graffiti.

Blue sky!

Park Güell
Park Güell.

Gaudi's House in Park Güell

Building in Park Güell

Busy Park Güell.

Skyline from Park Güell.

At Park Güell.

Park Güell.

La Boqueria (St Josep)

Entrance to La Boqueria.

The world-famous Boqueria Market.

Chocolates at La Boqueria.

Dried fruit at la Boqueria.

Fresh Fruit at la Boqueria.

Public Fountains

Public Fountain.

Public taps.

The View

The sky from our hotel room.

Another hotel view.

La Pedrera/La Casa Mila

Casa Mila at Night.

The inside of the Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia 

La Sagrada Familia.


Piscolabis - a great tapas chain.

Sangria at Piscolabis.

Tapas at Piscolabis.

Tapas at Piscolabis.

Las Ramblas

La Rambla - Barcelona's answer to the Champs-Élysées

Las Ramblas at night. 

My beautiful friend Cristina.
The Seaside

Near the seafront.


Adeu for now,

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