Scene in Spain, #17

Soooooo. Yes, it’s been quite a while since I posted a Spain entry and I have a good reason for it. I was stumped. My next chronological step would be to post my photos for Sagrada Família in Barcelona… and honestly it’s overwhelming. So so get over this hurdle I’ve decided I’ll just pick a few and post them and move on. It’s an incredibly complex building that is still under construction and I can’t imagine how long it would take to actually see it all. Many of these were taken “blind” – I was using my husband to steady my camera with my longer lens on it, aiming, and hoping. Turned out a significant number of them were decent shots.

By the way, it turns out pigeons have little respect for architecture…

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Scene in Spain, #10

After we took a fast train ride from Madrid to Barcelona we got to our new hotel. This was the amazing view from one of the windows:

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IMG_3143In the middle is Sagrada Familia – more on that in a future post…

Then we went walking – here are a couple of photos from that first wander with no destination in mind:

IMG_3151 IMG_3150After this we stopped for a while and decided to make a plan. I reached out to several friends I know had been to Barcelona and they gave a number of suggestions, which guided our adventures in the upcoming days. More soon!