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Hola from Barcelona. Just a quick post to catch up on yesterday. We had a nice drive from Avignon to Barcelona yesterday, arriving mid afternoon. It was time for a quick city bus tour to see some of the panoramic views of the city. Barcelona has hosted many world events, Expos and Olympics. The infrastructure that is remaining, buildings and monuments, is one of the great things about this city. Of course, Barcelona will be remembered for the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in 1992 where the archer missed his mark lighting the flame. This was also the place of the most scenic swimming and diving competition.

It was on to the most famous landmark, the Sagrada Familia. Gaudi's church is still not finished even though it was started in the late 1800's. Estimates are that is may be done by 2026, with the help of many donors! Stunning, beautiful and gaudy! What can I say.
Our tour guide Emma had to fish out some of the audio guides so as to not cause an incident.

I am not sure if this will work but here is a panoramic of the church. Stunning!

And the best part of Barcelona, and Spain (in my humble opinion) is the food. enjoy the photos.

Hungry yet?

Posted by jonaway 07:03 Archived in Spain

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