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One of the first things that we saw as we started our tour of Barcelona was this bride and groom having their picture made.
I just love wedding pictures.
And for two homesick girls, this next sign we saw through the
(And just to let you know, our bus was that close to the Starbucks' building....I did not zoom in with my camera. Shiver.)
If I remember correctly (and the jury is still out on this), these next two pictures are of a monument dedicated to the memory of Christopher Columbus.
It is difficult to take decent pictures from the inside of a moving tour bus
I have no idea what this next building was, but it was really beautiful.
And I'm sorry to say, that I also have no idea what the name of this building is either, but it was stunning. (Of course, I do realize that there is a name on the front of this building, but I just don't have any idea of what it says.....Do you?)
If you have read this blog even once before, then you know that I am a girl who gets a kick out of the "little" things in life. So, you'll understand when I tell you that I really got a kick out of these chocolate covered almonds that I bought in Barcelona.
They were sooooo delicious! And you will all be very happy to know that I did share some of these yummy chocolate covered almonds with Melissa, unlike my cannoli.
Melissa was posing with her salty treat from Barcelona, much like one of
(Can you guess how many Euros for this bag of salty treats that I can't pronounce the name of?)
This next picture is of a sign in the bathroom at the little store in Barcelona that all
When we read this sign, we got so tickled! (Especially when we thought of Kenny and Yvette.)
It was so funny, because there was no way to really mess up the water closet, because there was no toilet paper or paper towels in the water closet.
(Is it just me, or does water closet sound much more proper than "the bathroom?")
Once we were able to compose ourselves, Melissa took this picture of me "showing" you
Thank God, I am a lady who doesn't leave the house without a roll of "Charmin To Go" in my bag, so Melissa and I were okay......But I can't speak for the other
(FYI~ If you ever decide to go to Europe, take several rolls of "Charmin To Go" with you; bathrooms not having paper was a common occurrence during our trip. But I will share more about that in a later post.)
After we were finished with all of our bathroom nonsense, we had about ten minutes to look around outside. The little store
"Isn't that church 'gaudy'?" you ask.
Well, it's very funny that you should ask me that. It is indeed very "gaudy," but not in the way you think.
It was created by a "now" famous architect with the last name of Gaudi. He is now deceased, but when he was alive, everyone thought his designs were ridiculous. (I will have more of them in the next post.) But after his death, people became intrigued with his work.
His name along with his designs, is where we get the term and definition for the word "gaudy."
1: ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented 2: marked by extravagance or sometimes tasteless showiness
The name of this church is the Sagrada Familia.
I can't remember the exact dates and times, but they have been working on this building for many, many years, and it is going to take many, many more to see it through to its completion.
It is a massive structure, and it's unbelievably
In order for you to appreciate how massive this church building is, click on the picture below to enlarge it. You will notice over to the left hand side of the picture (almost half way down the photo), that there is something resembling a white dot. The white dot is a full grown man's tee shirt.
Pretty incredible, huh?
Well, right before getting back on the tour bus
Melissa was just saying is all.
That's all for now; I will torture you all with more from Barcelona, Spain, next time.