After a day of rest after Germany we boarded a 5:50am AVE to Barcelona. I took this photo about 30 minutes into the trip as the some came p over the hills. Sorry about the smudge on the window. But if you click to enlarge, it is a good picture.
It was HOT and we were tired, so we did not do much on Tuesday. It was a good lesson on humidity as it was 10C degrees cooler in Barcelona but feel 10C degrees hotter.
I spent Wednesday morning with just my Sister-in-law, yarn shopping. The Corte Ingles has a yarn section so we stopped by there as well and I was able to show my SIL something that she had never seen in her own city: the amazing view from the cafeteria on the top floor. I have included a video. Yes that rather slow and bad Spanish speaker is me. It is just as good with the volume down.
Wednesday evening we went on a quick hike in the hills by my SIL's apartment. She lives in the hills behind the resent shape of Barcelona. Therefore when she goes hiking there is a very good view. This is the Northern side of the city.
The middle part with the Olympic torch in the center of towards the green bit. Of course this photo also includes the all important Camp Nou, where the Barça team plays.
As we were walking back I could not help but to take some pictures of the sun setting over the hills. I think that the umbrella pines make a dramatic accent.
This one came out well as well. The camera on my phone is alway amazing me. All of the photos in this post were taken with my Iphone 4s
The next day we went to my favorite park in all of the world. This park Parc de Labirint d'horta. It is an old garden with many different areas. It might be one of my favorites because of the romance of my husband taking me here on my first trip to Barcelona. I think that in all the times that I have been to Barcelona I have only missed going to this park once.
It was hot, but still pretty.
I do not know how I missed this before. At the entrance to the Labyrinth there is this statue recording the handing of the string to Theseus so that he could find his way out of the maze of the Minotaur. DH had to explain this as I was not thinking and very excited about the "handing of the string" plaque. Haha
A close up of the famous string. What must strangers think of my blog now?
The Statue was trimmed with rams too!
I will leave you with a view of the sea and the city from the park.