We really really loved this city, and we also loved that we got to see it with our friends George and Molly. Why did we find it so attractive? was a combination of the architecture, the tightness of the old city and the food! Dave gets to go back this summer to teach for 3 weeks and I could not be more jealous.

As promised, more pictures of us (here with George & Molly) in architecture.

And again ...dave is hiding.

If you go to Barcelona, you can't miss Gaudi's architecture and we saw a lot of it. Above is Casa Batllo which is a renovation done by Gaudi around 1905. Very hard to imagine those forms created without the aide of a digital model. The rest of Gaudi is below and over in the flickr link.

That is Sagrada Familia in the distance which was started by Gaudi in 1882 and is STILL under construction and not due to lazy contractors but mainly its sheer size and relying solely on public donations. I think its possibly the only building in the world that has allowed tours during construction.

Here we are out front, the oldest facade behind us.

...and inside the church, specifically the new wing. seriously beautiful and amazing.

One item that Dave and I loved more than the architecture (yes hard to believe) was the olives. Here Dave is hunting for the perfect olive from oh 20 or so different types.

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