We flew to Barcelona for five or so days during our trip to Europe. It was the highlight of our trip. What a great city!
The wacky taxi ride from the airport to our apartment.
Lots of time was spent on our patio.
Typical snacky scene on the patio.
Naked bottom situation.
Eli’s hair enjoyed the humidity.
In capes, planning our moves.
She takes flight!
Our first but not our last tapas of the trip. Morgan munches some chilis.
Typical Barcelona street scene. Canyons!
First sightseeing trip: Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia (sacred family) cathedral. Work in progress, expected to be finished by 2026. A good excuse to come back to Barcelona!
At the front entrance, preparing to enter.
Oh the details.
Can you see the chameleon?
I don’t know why I’d ever tour another cathedral. This one was amazing.
The light from the stained glass was my favorite part.
Found a good mexican joint near our apartment. Why not?
Sadie at tapas place #2: our favorite of the trip. Very family-friendly, very yummy.
I’ll have one of those.
Next tour: Gaudi’s Park Guell, just up the street from our apartment in Gracia.
Light and shade.
Parakeets abound at Park Guell.
Looking east to the sea.
Hide and seek in the room of 100 columns.
Pausing to check out the mosaic ceiling.
After some searching and asking around, we finally found the salamander.
Clowning around in the cave.
Another Gaudi building, towards downtown. Cool dragon scale roof.
Another Barcelona street scene.
Gothic church downtown.
I like big bubbles and I can’t deny.
A trip up the mountain to an amusement park near a beautiful church. Why not?
Sadie and Mira on a ferris wheel, with an awesome view of the city.
Beach time! Scoping out a spot.
Post-beach paella. Mira gets her own little paella pan.
I have no idea what was going on here. But it’s a funny photo.
At breakfast the next day, all the ladies in the house went with a black top and blue jeans.
Eli started walking in earnest on this trip. He rarely crawls anymore.
My favorite part of the trip: a spontaneous cultural event right on our street, outside our balcony. Morgan heard some commotion on the street, so we stopped what we were doing to check it out.
Turns out this group was practicing their human pyramid skills, a Catalan tradition.
Three levels up.
The little girl climbs up to make the top level, and salutes to indicate she made it. She was nervous, but focused. It was amazing.
Then, much to our surprise, the whole shebang moved down the street!
Here’s the moving pictures version:
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