Olympic fever is growing – the countdown is on. Barcelona Olympic Stadium, built in 1929, was home to the 1992 Summer Olympics. The stadium and surrounding grounds, open to the public, are impressive. How inspiring for the athletes to compete against the best in the world! The London Summer Olympics are nearly upon us. The … Continue reading
A respite from the heat and crowds of Barcelona, why not take a stroll through the gardens of Laribal and enjoy the stunning views. We discovered the gardens on our walk to the Barcelona Olympic Park – truly a hidden gem with shaded walks and stunning views. Enjoy the wafting scents of wisteria as you look … Continue reading
Location, Location, Location – what more can I say about Hotel Lloret on La Rambla in Barcelona Spain! The rooms may be cosy, but the personality of this hotel is huge! I have to say – it was a terrific find, and I am so pleased that one of my travel friends suggested I stay … Continue reading
A must see – Casa Batllo in Barcelona – a Gaudí architectural masterpiece. His work is inspiring, almost theatrical in appearance, and inspired by nature. To walk through the rooms and terraces of the Batlló house, listen to the information provided on the audio tour is to be inspired by the creative genius that is Gaudí . … Continue reading
Halfway down La Rambla, stimulating the senses – Barcelona’s Mercat de la Boqueria is a see to believe market. The volume of people is out of this world – literally wall to wall. I found it a challenge to photograph the food stalls and get a sense of the place as people, crammed in like … Continue reading
Spring is in the air….. Happy Monday from Barcelona.