It seems like summer is already on its way out here in Barcelona – it’s cooled off significantly, and today has been full of rain and thunder. So this week I want to share a picture of how pretty Barcelona looks in the rain.


It’s one of the Gaudí-designed tiles that line Passeig de Gràcia (the poshest street in Barcelona), in the rain, and really shows how beautiful Barcelona is in any kind of weather. The rain brings out the colors in the tiles, are pale grey-green in the sunlight.

Rainy days really aren’t my thing (I’m a California girl after all!). But when the sky is overcast, the buildings suddenly shine like jewels and the whole city unveils its incredible hidden colors.

That makes putting up with a bit of rain so worth it.