Europe: Day 3 (Part 1)

October 2, 2010

Right across the street from our hotel was this Gaudi masterpiece:

I am completely enchanted with Gaudi’s works.  They are the perfect mix of craziness and brilliance, resulting in pure magic.  He is definitely a person I would have loved to have shared a bottle of champagne (or two) with.
Since the weather was looking ominous, we decided to spend the morning shopping along Paseo de Gracia in case it started to rain.  I had mentioned that I have a thing for H&M, well I also happen to have a thing for Zara.  And what could be better than shopping in Zara in its home country (especially when the Euro had dropped significantly in its worth)?

As we emerged from Zara the sky opened up and we were instantly drenched.  We quickly rushed back to our hotel, where we waited out the storm with some coffee.  Once the sun came out, we decided to take advantage of our rooftop pool.  We needed to brush up on our tans, since in two days we would be in Ibiza!

After our little siesta in the sun, we set off for Las Ramblas. . .

55 thoughts on “Europe: Day 3 (Part 1)

  1. Jaime

    1st off great pictures, I can’t eait to visit this amazing city!
    2nd OMG I have a thing for H&M too & I’ve only been to that store twice once in LA & once in NYC! I hate that Houston doesn’t have one okay for that matter I hate that TX doesn’t have one. Hello we so need one but I have no clue why they won’t open one here… I’m going to purposly bring less clothes now on my RTW trip so I can purposly have to buy some there…lol!
    3rd I love Zara too (we have those here…lol) I own 2 suits and they are both from Zara.

    I’m glad to know we have things in common out side travel…lol! (2 bad I don’t shop anymore)

  2. sarah

    Wow, I really love the rooftop pictures, how the clouds are infront of the nice blue sky. I happen to Love H&M and Zara too, we think alike heheh

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  4. Ted Nelson

    I am a big fan of Gaudi too. Love the Parc Guell. I also am a fan of roof top pools. You picked the right hotel. Across the street from a Gaudi masterpiece and a rooftop pool.

  5. Emily

    I don’t particularly like Gaudi, but I do think his work is amazingly creative. Sadly when I was in Barcelona I was young enough (and it was blazing hot enough) that I was more excited about the ice cream stand in Parque Guell than about the park itself.

  6. Phil

    Hey that’s a fish roof!! Champagne would be great, but I wouldn’t mind taking a few hits of acid with him and really getting down to business. Awesome photos. B well, Phil

  7. Dave and Deb

    Sounds like you are having a great time! Barcelona is a wonderful city we loved it there this summer. Looks like you have a great place to stay at too! Did you go inside that Gaudi building? We were too cheap to pay the entrance fee:) but took a look at it from the sidewalk with the rest of the crowd. Glad you are having great weather!

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  9. Kirsten Alana

    Total drool!!! Gaudi fan girl here. I dearly hope that I can sneak over to Spain when I am in Europe for 2 weeks in March. I just cannot go another year as a Spaniard that’s never been to Barcelona. ESPECIALLY after watching “Vicky, Christina, Barcelona”!

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