The sloth-like throbbing of my ankles and the soles of my feet, tell the story of a very travelled-out traveller. I have been working every bit of my legs for a good 12 hours, and I have to say, I am so relieved to be sitting in my bed right now....topped off with a shower, and the apparent absence of a chilly 19 degree celcius wind slapping itself against my face. Funny, that spanish summer is this cold. I had originally planned to come here in March, but now when thinking about it, I am glad I didn't!
Anyhow, Ju and I took SO MANY photos today. Barcelona is just brimming to the seams with eye candy. We both like urban character with our photos, so this place is just divine for that. While I would love to post all my favourites today, I'm just so exhausted and we have an early day ahead of us tomorrow as we are tackling the other half of Barcelona. Today we were fortunate enough to breathe in the myriad of sights and sounds of the city center, La Ramblas, the ever famous Camp Nou (the biggest football stadium in Europe which seats 100,000), and some of the smaller but incrediby charming alleys of the city.
I'll post more later, but for now, here are a small handful of my favourites among the HUGE number I have bookmarked in my mind :) Right now, I really need to let my head meet my pillow for a good 8 hours. Enjoy the following pics! Adios amigos!
Grabbed this while I was at the Ramblas markets.
Can you believe these are street tiles?! While we get boring plain concrete, apparently the people in Barcelona (in particular the Ciut Vella district) get REALLY nice patterned tiles to walk on!!
By the harbour of Barcelona. Haven't quite figured out how the boats in the very center of this sardine can, can get out when they want to.
I love the paradox of this image. Very simple subject matter - man walking, half consumed beer cup on the road. But set against an incredibly intricate wall. Just had to wait for the right second when the man was just where I wanted him to walk, to get this shot.
Mmmm.... colour :)
Love the spanish architecture!! This was shot while I was on a moving bus.
And lastly, this shot is for all those skeptics who think I can only shoot nice pretty pictures during the day. I can take night shots, and I do understand the intricate details that go behind getting the right shot at the right time of the night :) What? You think you can just shoot night shots at any given minute once the sun goes down? No no my friends ;) I actually shot the below frame in a sequence of 3. Its tempting to put it together into an animated GIF so you can see the 'movement' in the scene. I'll see what I can do ;)