Monday, October 01, 2007

I Love Barcelona!

I took lots of letter photos to inspire me for Tonya's class - took lots of other photos, too! I put a few in a Picasa album here:



I was in Barcelona for work, but also found time for some fun. Sangria, tapas, siesta... The Spaniards really know how to live. Loved the Gaudí, Picasso, and Miró, too. The city is one big quilt inspiration! Can't wait to get back into my sewing room.

14 comments:

de vliegende koe said...

Here’s another Gaudí fan! I did a project about his art! Wonderful Barcelona!

Ruth said...

Can I have your job?

Clare said...

We were on the Costa Brava the year before last. Drove through Figureas where Dali's house is. Didn't get a chance to stop but managed to get a feel for the place. He did leave his mark on it. Hope to get down to Barcelona one day as we are only about a day's drive away. Your photo's make me want to go today!

Lily said...

I too want your job!

I love Barcelona too - been twice and can't get enough of the place! Ole!

anne bebbington said...

DH has been once with work - sadly I've not got there yet - on the 'to do' list :o) Thanks for sharing!

Guðrún said...

It will be interesting to see what comes out of the Barcelona inspiration.

Sassenach said...

Very clever idea to take pictures. Makes you think outside the box (no pun intended).

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh, the inspiration that surrounds us! Great post!

corry said...

Barcelona, what a great place to get inspired!

Dzen said...

Que envidia! :)

Libby said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip - can't wait to see the results of your inspirations *s*

Maria said...

If you loved Barcelona you should come to visit the Basque country and of course Bilbao and the guggenheim.
I´m looking foward to seeing your inspirations

Maria said...

Even you are not a fan of architecture you may became after a visit in Barcelona;all his work ,all the houses he built gives you a strange feeling.I felt little in front of such a genius.And not only Gaudi...Walking in Barcelona it`s enough to look upside to see a lot of wonderfull things .You don`t need to visit any museum .The entire town is a masterpiece.Not only Gaudi`s houses attrack your eyes ,but every street corner ,every house can offer great surprises.For this you must have wide eyes open and a good camera.

Gabriela said...

Barcelona has to be one of the most amazing cities in the world. The sunshine is so good to the people here that they just pass happy vibes around to everyone. The sun and the sea are important here, it governs how people go about their daily lives and very rarely does anything challenge their importance.This is a city for enjoying all of the good things in life from dancing to eating to talking to swimming to just walking around. When I visited Barcelona I booked a room in one of the Barcelona hotels right in the center of the Old Town - wanting to be close to everything. Every street is an art gallery, Barcelona has a beautiful aesthetic and you can feel it from the people even in the way they drive. One thing that has become clear as Barcelona attracts more and more tourists is that you have to make the effort to speak some Spanish because it really affects the way the locals react to you. Making an effort to speak even a little bit of Spanish can make an amazing difference - people will pay more attention to you and go that extra bit for you.