Tag Archives: Barcelona

Istiklal

Europe’s Great Streets

Michelle and I have been lucky enough to travel to quite a few European cities thus far in our trip, and one of the things that has always struck me as important to my enjoyment of any given place is whether it has that one street with the energy, the crowds, the centrality…

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The Modern Gargoyle

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A castell (credit: Wikipedia)

Catalunya: Spirit Animal? 

Though I’ve casually read about the efforts of Catalunya (a region in northeast Spain, with Barcelona as its capital) to secure independence from Spain, I was moved by how fierce that separatist spirit was when I set foot in Barcelona. It certainly struck a chord with my stubbornly independent, anti-authoritarian side.

Casa Batlló

Seeing Barcelona Through Gaudí

On our way to Istanbul, we built in a quick mini-vacation to Barcelona, a city high on my list of places to visit. Tight on time and eager to get our adventure going, we set out for a walking tour about Barcelona’s famed architect Antoni Gaudí our first morning there. Gaudí influenced architects around the […]