In Love with Barcelona

 What a wonderful trip it has been!
a great soap shop I stumbled across

After growing up in a city, I became more and more attracted to smaller towns when I backpacked around Europe for a year in 1990, before university.

But this past week, I have fallen head over heals in love with Barcelona. What a city.

eclectic, colourful, lively, architectural contrast, melding of old and new, liberal, fairy-talesque, amazing food, helpful people, accepting, artistic, innovative…

Some of my favourite balconies & doors

I went crazy with my new camera.

The architectural and artistic wonders of Gaudi

colourful characters 

a mask maker at work in her studio

Vibrant shops and storefronts

another soap shop and candles

street art

Mum, Aurora and I

No doubt I will return to this marvelous city that captured my heart…
We went on from there to Salou¸ a coastal town with on of Spain’s largest theme parks – Portaventura.  I ended up on a lot more roller coasters than I imagined I would go on and we had a wonderful day with tons of laughter.  Cheers to Mum’s patience, my daughter’s impatience and spontaneity and an unforgettable adventure together.
Now back to soaping and setting up the studio!!!

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