Hello everybody! Today I want to share one of my favorite photos from Barcelona – the postcard photo of the Sagrada Familia.
No, I don’t mean my photos are actually on any postcards (I wish!). But this is one of the most-recognized ways to photograph Gaudí’s masterpiece. With the green pond in front of the church and the trees framing it, I love the mix of the wild building and something more traditionally pretty.
In other iconic Barcelona things, today is a big fútbol match day! So I’m afraid it’s a short post today so I can run out and cheer on the azulgranas against Paris Saint Germain. ¡Visca Barça!
Am so tempted to move there next year… and I might. Coz I can move anywhere I want to, ha! 😉 Well inside the EU at least.
Ooh it’s a good place to be! 🙂
Do it! You won’t regret it 🙂
There’s a good chance I might. Toledo, although very pretty, is just a tad too small for me in the long run. Madrid doesn’t quite cut it, sadly.
I agree with you about Toledo – and would choose Barcelona over Madrid anyday 🙂
gah!! que viva Madrid!!! 🙂
good morning Marianne!! 😉
Am a bit scared of Catalan… now that I can finally hold my own in Castellano, I don’t want to be ‘socially excluded’ again, struggle with forms, etc… it’s such a hassle!
Hmm…Catalan IS different, but you can understand quite a lot very quickly because it’s similar. I only speak a bit (I really should speak more), but I can understand pretty much all conversations. I end up listening in Catalan and responding in Spanish, and it’s not too hard once you get used to it. Next step – responding in Catalan! 🙂
I’m sure I could get to grips with it, given enough time and patience… it’s just that my primary motivation for moving to Spain was to learn to speak Castellano. The question is whether I really want to expend time and energy learning a ’boutique’ language spoken by, I dunno, a million or so people… ’tis the sticking point for me.
Yeah, I can see that. I think foreigners tend to speak mostly Castellano, especially in Barcelona where there are people from all over the world. Some do speak Catalan, but I only know a handful who can do it well.
Me too, me too! 😀
I adored Sagrada Familia! Standing inside it actually brought tears to my eyes. The way Gaudi understood light was so inspiring and impressive and just plain gorgeous that it brought tears to my eyes!
The light is amazing inside! And it’s not even done yet. I bet it’ll be even more incredible when (if) it gets done.
…and only about another 13 years until it’s completed!
Actually, I say that, but they’ve made some pretty amazing progress in the time I’ve been here. Buuut as it’s supposed to be twice as tall as it is now, I’m not sure 13 years is enough.
que interesante….is that pond in the park across the street? I took a pic of the front of the cathedral and I don’t recall a pond there? ah…but it’s been nearly 3 years, perhaps I am not remembering it right. Either way, lovely photo!!!
Yep! There are two parks (one on each of the completed sides). This one took me ages to notice! The pond is relatively small, and of course while you’re in front of a building like that it’s hard to look at much else. 🙂
Best pic of La Sagrada i’ve ever seen! Good work 😉
Thanks very much!