Sunday, April 6, 2008

barcelona: the quick version

the broberg girls at gaudi's park güell in barcelona
  • even already on the plane, it was obvious that the entire pulse of barcelona was going to be different than denmark. noisy. fast. lively. happening.
  • our bags were the first 5 bags on the luggage belt. we saw this as a good sign.
  • people eat really late in spain. lines a mile long outside of restaurants at 11 p.m.
  • la sagrada familia--amazing. even more amazing because it's still a work in progress at 125 years. and it's more than a building. it's art.
  • cities which host the olympics reap great infrastructure benefits.
  • if you go into a bar called "london bar" in barcelona, it will have little or nothing to do with london.
  • street performers. statues, jugglers, magicians, an old guy balancing a football on his head, medusa, edward scissorhands, gorilla in a cage, some kids with a boom box and very little talent for dancing. enterprising souls, all of them.

we enjoyed it very much and would gladly go back soon.

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