Hi! I have just been back from my summer holiday in Barcelona. I know I haven’t updated my blog for a while as I have been busy writing my thesis these past few months. I am very happy to let you all know that I have recently graduated with a Bachelor degree and this recent trip to Barcelona was a treat for finally completing my studies!
I was traveling alone and the experience has been overall a great adventure and a journey of self-discovery and self-indulgence. Barcelona has indeed treated me well. I have had my best food in the city, met many amazing and interesting people, fostered new friendships and enjoyed many wonderful experiences. Here are some photos that I took of the city during my stay there. Most of the photos feature designs and architecture by the likes of Antonio Gaudi, Luis Domenech and Josep Pui of the Catalan modernisme movement. The buildings and streets have so many interesting and quirky stories behind them and it will be such a spoiler if these “secrets” will be all laid down here. If you love architecture, good food, great culture scene and a good story, Barcelona is full of it.
I love Barcelona and I will definitely be back!
Parc Guell, a brainchild of Euseibi Guell and and designed by Barcelona’s own, Antoni Gaudí. The distinct colorful trencadis technique, a style created with broken mosaic tile patterns, adorn many surfaces of Parc Guell.
Gaudí tiles on the chic Passeig de Gràcia
Traversing the streets of Barcelona
In one of the streets at the old Barcelona quarter, La Ribera
Details of the Barcelona cathedral. A breathtaking example of gothic architecture
Random guy walking past Plaça de San Felip Neri. Notice that he church facade bears marks of the bomb from the Spanish Civil War
Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia details
Casa Batlló by Gaudi. If you are an architecture aficionado, Barcelona is a must-see
Casa Amatller by Josep Puig
Cherub from Plaza Catalunya
Met many amazing fellow travelers. Here are the girls from LA, NY and SG
Barcelona at night from Mount Tibidado–beautiful!. If you’re a Friends’ fan, you’ll recall that Joey mentions Mount Tibidado when he was helping Ross after being on a dry spell for six months hehe
Palau de la Música Catalana facade details
Passion facade of La Sagrada Familia
I will dedicate another post for some of the great food that I have eaten from there. For now, if you enjoyed this post, check out the other entries for this week”s challenge here.