¡Hola desde España!
Farmer’s markets in Spain look like this.
We stumbled into a giant street fair (arts/crafts and so much food). This, mi amigos, is what we call a lot of spinning smoking meat.
If you were walking beside me in Barcelona at 3:00am, this is what you’d see.
Today I’m exploring another Gaudí masterpiece, Park Güell. It’s a photographer’s dream!
My first Airbnb experience promises to be a cute one.
After far too many tapas, we meandered down Las Ramblas, from the Gothic Quarter to Columbus Circle (the port). Great people watching. Touristy cafes. Flower vendors. Gorgeously ornate street lamps. Lovely.
Verses from the Gospel of Matthew are carved into the bronze doors of La Sagrada Familia. The details…details…tiny details everywhere in a space so gigantic is amazing.
"I serve God through architecture," said Gaudí. Themes in this icon’s work include a focus on light, nature, sacrifice, and hand formed architecture. He also said, "the tree next to my workshop is my master." You can see the way he shaped Sagrada Familia to feel like a forrest with a tree top canopy of stone. He spent 40 years of his life on this magnum opus, dying in 1926, long before it was finished. It’s still not finished, in fact. The sacrifice comes in the form of private donations and entrance tickets, the only funds being used to finish the structure.
I know. I know. You’re sick of medieval streets. I’m in Barcelona now, so this photo of French village Roussillon will be the last of France (until I latergram for weeks).
Gordes is “a village that perches” as the French say. 1,000 people live there. Provence is magical. That is all.
Maison Commune (town hall) in Roussilon, Provence, France. I mean, seriously. #thecuteness