It's travel week this week and next week here at Jenny Sun Photography. This means I'm out of the office, with my return due for mid June. Praise God, I've been able to respond to all the emails that came in before the 25th May. So if you have still not received your reply (especially those regarding updates/completion of work on photos and albums), please let me know as cyberspace could have eaten up my/your message! :)
As usual, when I am travelling, I do not have regular internet access so if there is anything urgent you need to get to me, just send me a text message on +60126267706 for the next two weeks. You can still write to me as well, as I'll still be checking emails wherever I get the chance to hop onto the internet, but I may/may not have time to write back as quick as I normally do.
The good news is...... I'll be taking plenty of photos while I am away, so do check this blog space for regular updates on where my feet are taking me :)
Today, I've landed in Barcelona after a gruelling 15 hours of transit in the air. To those that do those crazy 23 hours flights, I now have new found respect for you!! However the taxing flight we sat through, did not stop Ju and myself from attempting to trek from the airport, all the way to our hotel by train with our limited knowledge of the spanish lingo. Nor did it deter us from dumping our bags down and then setting out straight away to hunt for some authentic spanish culinary delights, and cultural sights.
Have a look!
The spanish metro trains.
Our first meal in Spain! Spain is known for their AWESOME ham. You think I'm rambling like I'm crazy? Well, I kid you not, it really is THAT GOOD!
You eat the ham with this bread. Yummm :)
So much colour, I just couldn't resist. You know me, I'm a big softie for colours of all sorts :)
Wine is SO cheap here, its ridiculous.
Their parking is easily as ridiculous. Ju made a comment saying even Fernando Alonso's skills couldn't match this! How is the below even possible??
I have fallen in love with Spanish residential architecture. Particularly their walls!
Ok, the below isn't compositionally as good as it can be, but I thought the lady was cute in the frame :)
Hello, pretty wall!!
Ju, learning spanish on our behalf :)
Our last stop of the day was the famous Sagrada Familia. Its every bit as amazing as they say it is in the books, and its not even complete yet! Construction begain in 1882, and it will be finished in about 20 years time, hence you will see some construction in some of the below photos.
Inside the cathedral.
I love shapes and lines as much as colours.
This was carved from some of the walls :)
And a touch of flare, for those who miss that from me :)
I have returned back to my hotel room, with my energy zapped, but as I press my fingers upon the keys below, I am incredibly aware of how beautiful Spain is. It makes one ponder over how much we get to enjoy in life. But more importantly, how deep our fortune really is. Being surround by such an abundance of splendor in the small and big ways, really calls out to the soul. I'm not just referring to myself. But to those of us who are able to sit in our warm beds, enjoy homely meals prepared with love, having the luxury to not have to worry about where our next meal comes from even though we may not be rich, to be able to have choice in what clothes we wear and where we get to buy them from, to be surrounded by friends and family, to have time to spend doing things we enjoy. I could endlessly go on.
While this post is about travelling, sitting here in my humble abode in Barcelona after a simple day out in the town has made me realize I am very lucky in all those areas. And I am sure so are the rest of you who are reading this blog space. Some days, I am aware I am hardly deserving of any of it, let alone to be able to add the fact that I get to work doing what I just love to bits and bring it across to all facets of my life and others around me. I mean, me? Who am I? Just some girl, really. But I am thankful nonetheless. You are truly great, God :)
Thank you for today, and all the previous todays you have given us to enjoy :)
I hope you who are reading, take a moment today to thank someone for something you appreciate about them and what they have added to your life.