29 Nov 2013
They say third time’s a charm and it maybe true. The first two were for work and even though the third was a mix of business and pleasure, I was able to enjoy the city the most. This time, I brought the husband along for the much desired photos (without twisting my neck for selfless). It was his first time and it’s my third time this year, fourth time since July 2012. And we both enjoyed Barcelona very much.
But I would not wax sentimental lyrical to this proud Catalan city. Barcelona is different than any other city I have been to. Here I don’t feel the need to SEE anything. I just soaked in to the Spanish atmosphere, drank copious amount of sangria beginning as early as 12 noon, ate tapas for dinner and just enjoyed the company of the people who have become so dear to me in the last five months.
In Barcelona, I do not need to rush.
One afternoon, husband and I decided that we want to see the Sagrada Familia cathedral. It was a beautiful day, chilly but the sun is shining and the city evokes it’s typical siesta ambiance. So after finishing sangria and coffee, we lined up for tickets. Five minutes later, after realizing it would take another 30 minutes before we get our tickets, we left the line and decided to get ice cream from the gelateria across the street. After all, neither of us care so much about church interiors – me because I do not think I’ll find anything more beautiful than the church of Spilled Blood in Peter and the husband just because it’s not his kind of visuals.
Just today, while looking at all the photos, we realized that he did not have a single picture of Park Guell without our beautiful model. Because that’s Barcelona – we didn’t have to practice our professions. We were just there to enjoy the Spanish lifestyle in one long weekend getaway.
Nonetheless, here are some photos I took while we roaming around the city. I was finally able to test my nonexistent photography eye with the camera that the husband gave me because I am so poor at technique. Enjoy.