living in barcelona

Some of the most interesting - in my opinion - residential architecture in Barcelona. Including a detail on the famed Gaudi's Casa Mila. Speaking of Gaudi, next thing I'm going to put up is a set of photographs from Sagrada Familia, the architect's lifetime achievement, so get ready :)

barcelona cityscapes

Not much of a comment needed here: just a couple of views from places I climbed. I especially recommend a hill in Guell Park!

bcn interiors

Exploring Barcelona I mostly walked the streets. That's what I usually do. Although I've decided to put together a set of interior shots to give you an idea of how interesting this city can be from the inside. So there it goes: two or three churches, a couple of cafes (including one in Barcelonetta with letters screaming over the bar: "No hablamos Ingles pero hacemos unas bombas cojonudas" - they don't speak English and something I can't really understand), an apartment building we broke into, a museum, the Cream fixed gear bike shop and eventually - the train station on our way out. Obviously I have some interior pictures of Sagrada Familia but I want to devote a whole separate post to that.

La Boqueria

As promised last week, a few snapshots of the famous La Boqueria, an amazing food market in the heart if the Barrio Gothic in Downtown Barcelona. I was told It's gotten too touristy, but we still loved it!

looking up in bcn

Walking (my feet off!) in Barcelona gives little opportunity to look up, as there are so many interesting things to look at in every other direction. Although I stopped for a moment a couple of times to explore the tops of tiny courtyards, narrow labyrinth-like streets of the Gothic District, or beautiful architecture of some of the Barcelona's boulevards, like Avinguda Diagonal, about ten-kilometer long artery cutting the city in half.
Also, a little sneak peek of the La Boqueria - the old food market of downtown BCN.

storefronts of barcelona

A very random selection of Barcelona's storefront shots. Some are closed, some show a little bit of interior, or contrast between what's inside and the shops surrounding. A few very nice art nouveau pharmacies, that still operate in their original shops. Really something to look at.