So much beauty out there

May 1, 2009

Barcelona (2)

Filed under: All,Dear Diary,Travel — Josh @ 7:59 am

Shorter post this time as yesterday evening basically consisted of me getting lost and it raining on me. Not sure how common rain is in Barcelona at the end of April, but there were street sellers showing admirable enterprise by quickly dashing up and down the street offering to sell umbrellas. However, they declined to use umbrellas themselves, which struck me as poor marketing. Doubt Alan Sugar would be impressed.

Gaudis House

Gaudi's House

Anyway, on my erratic journey around my hostel I passed this house:

Nicely subtle and understated I think you’ll agree.

But the noteworthy thing is that I had already walked past it at least 3 times this trip without noticing it. Admittedly on the other side of the road, admittedly I wasn’t looking out for it, but nonetheless.

This could indicate that my eyesight is declining still further, but I think I’ll choose to take it as evidence of how impressive the architecture generally is in this part of Barcelona (the Quadrant d`Or), that such a building doesn’t stick out a mile.

Todays itinerary, couple of cathedrals, couple of galleries. It’s May 1, so hope that some things are open.



  1. It rains a lot all over the Iberian peninsula throughout April, there’s a saying in Portuguese, “Abril chuvas mil” which basically means it rains a lot in April.

    May 1st today, I hope you discover some sort of Manifestacíon to enjoy in Barcelona.

    Keep up the excellent travelogue,

    Comment by steveeeeeeeee — May 1, 2009 @ 9:11 am | Reply

    • Cheers, Steve. Looking forward to making it to Portugal.

      There was a big UGT manifestacíon by the Catédral, which I listened to for a while. I think that going a bit red in the sun was the extent of my worker solidarity though.

      Comment by Josh — May 1, 2009 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

  2. I like the house, but I would. It looks like something out of Gormenghast.

    Comment by Winter — May 2, 2009 @ 10:57 am | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: