While you read this, I’m likely somewhere over the Atlantic at 35,000 feet, on my way home to Canada for my sister’s wedding this weekend. So, while I’m enjoying airplane food and a selection of terrible films, I thought you might enjoy a look into a holiday I took earlier this year.
I travelled to Barcelona with a good friend of mine in May; she’d been living in the UK for four years and was soon returning to Canada, so this trip was intended as a last European hurrah of sorts. The city was on both of our to-go lists, so after much discussion and a couple re-watchings of Vicky Cristina Barcelona, we decided to take a long weekend and see what all the fuss was about.
Let me just confirm: everything they say about Barcelona is true. The architecture is phenomenal, the beach beautiful, the weather transcendent. The food we ate was fresh and delicious (not to mention cheap!), the people were warm and welcoming, and the overwhelming atmosphere in the city is one of a round-the-clock party.
Between the famous Gaudi architecture, the museums and galleries, and the shopping, there is so much to do in Barcelona that it’s possible to go all Energizer Bunny on this town if you choose. However with the beach, beautiful parks and relaxed Spanish attitude so prevalent, Barcelona is also decidedly laid-back for such a large city. Here’s a small portion of what my iPhone captured during my four days in this inspiring place:
All photos © Eleanor Büsing