Gaudi day at La Pedrera & Parc Guell

woke up at 10, ate, left place at noon, Barcelona time rocks!, headed to La Pedrera, one of Gaudi’s apartment buildings commissioned by a couple who planned to live in one and rent the rest, place is amazing, spent two hours doing the audio tour of the attic, roof, and one apartment, headed down Passeig de Gracia for some lunch, got some tapas & beer at a restaurant, fried cod balls, fish satay things, walked down Las Ramblas, H&M clothes, great gelato, ducked into La Boqueria, headed back feet were fried, had to meet Valerie and David at Parc Guell (pronounced “way”), grabbed our climbing shoes just in case, took train to stop, then walked to park, like hiking San Francisco hills, met them and walked all over, cool place, shame they never really finished it, but definitely popular place with the locals and a good view of town, couldn’t find the bouldering wall, caught a bus to David’s neighborhood to eat at L’Esquinica, got their at 8:45 and had to wait a bit, the place is so good people actually wait, ordered up some beers and claras and David picked out 5 favorites, Kean was getting tired, luckily David’s folks were nearby so they picked him up, we got another round of drinks and 3 more things to eat, stuffed, got the bill, planned to possibly do Montjuic the next night, back home, spent

La Pedrera

Casa Batlló

Best gelato ever on Las Ramblas

Jamón at La Boqueria

Colonnaded footpath under the roadway viaduct, Parc Guell

Gaudi’s mosaics on the ceiling

Gaudí’s mosaic work on the main terrace

David, Valerie, and Kean 🙂

Old vespas everywhere!

Estrellas, Calas, and Tapas at L’Esquinica

Papas Fritas

Pulpo