(Just feel free to ignore me at any time.)
This next picture is of some water fountains that we saw. We were told that Barcelona had been suffering through a very long period of drought, so normally these fountains were not running during the day. (Melissa and I like to think that it was God's little surprise just for us.)
And interestingly enough, the day that we were in Barcelona, it was finally raining, which was great because they were in so much need of rain.
Like Italy and Croatia, Spain has so many beautiful flowers. I thought that these purple flowers were just magnificent!
I'm so sorry, but I just cannot help myself. These "Smart Cars" just crack me up.
Notice the size of the parking space compared to the size of the car.
(And just so you know, that probably will not be the last "Smart Car" picture that I will share with you. I'm just giving you fair warning.)
This next picture is of "The Plaça de l´Arc de Triomf." (Try saying that three times quickly.)
It was the monumental gateway which led to the enclosure of the 1888 World Fair.
You can see in comparison to the people standing near it, that it is huge!
I'm not sure what these columns were for, but I still took the picture just to give you some more of an idea of what Barcelona is like.
I believe this was a monument or fountain. There was construction going on all around it. (I'm sorry that I am not more knowledgeable, but it is hard to hear and comprehend everything on a moving tour bus
The next four pictures that I have to share with you are of two more Gaudi buildings.
This first one is called the Casa Mila.
What makes this building so unique, is that it does not have any "corners" on the building. All of the edges of the structure are rounded off or curved.
This next picture is of a building called the Casa Battlo.
It is hard to tell looking through the
(Is it just me, or do the balconies all over the building look like skeletal remains?)
Here is a picture of one of the structures that was built for the 1992 Olympic Games that were held in Barcelona. I think this was supposed to represent the Olympic torch, but please don't quote me on that.
Here is a quick peek inside the Barcelona Stadium that was used during the Olympics.
And this is the building that Bon Jovi was playing in on the very same night that we were there. Sigh.
(And unfortunately, Melissa and I did not get an opportunity to meet Jon Bon Jovi that day. Sigh.)
Here is a
Barcelona is a large, beautiful city with a gorgeous mountain view.
I know that it is hard to comprehend that from the pictures that I have shared with you, so you are just going to need to trust me on this one.
These next two pictures are of Melissa and me in front of the Sardana Dancers Statue.
(It's nice to see something outdoors as opposed to through the
Well, after a fun filled day spent in Barcelona, Spain, it was time to head back to our ship.....The Carnival Freedom.
That's all of our time in Barcelona, Spain, my bloggy buddies. So, I bet you all know what that means will be next......You guessed it; more posing nonsense followed by a delicious dinner.