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Our trip to Barcelona
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Date(s): October 2009. Album by Poggi. Photos by Poggi. 1 - 111 of 111 Total. 236 Visits.
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The view from our hotel room in Barcelona.

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La Pedrera (Casa Milà, 1906-1910)
by the famous Barcelonian architect Gaudi.


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Municipal Building near the Port of Barcelona.

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Saturday morning at the Port of Barcelona.

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Christopher Columbus set sail from Barcelona to discover the New World.

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Modern art(and Ellen), near the port of Barcelona.

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A busy Saturday at the Port of Barcelona. The bridge is to the World Trade Center.

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The Columbus Statute as seen from a boat in the harbor.

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A cruise ship at dock.

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A water based look at a part of the Barcelona skyline.

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The Church on top of Mount Tibadabo can be seen between the buildings.

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Modern architecture on the Port of Barcelona.

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Barcelona is a large Metropolitan area encompassing many other towns.

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Sailing on the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Barcelona.

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A couple of dolphins escorting our boat.

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There were at least ten ships in the port. Barcelona is the departure point for many Mediterranean cruises.

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You can ride the tram over the harbor.

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This is the world trade center of Barcelona. Restaurants, movies, aquarium, shops etc.

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Municipal building in the Spanish Style, on the harbor.

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Same building.

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The tree person on the Ramblas. There were many such performers.

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The Gothic section of Barcelona dates back to the 14th century.

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Irish bars were common there!

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Note the soccer schedules.

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The church of the Holy Family, "La Familia Sagrada," by Gaudi. Still being constructed, long after his death.

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Some of the hundreds of sculptures on the facade of the church. All of which tell a biblical story.

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Christ as depicted by the Spanish architect Gaudi.

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The Holy Family

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More sculptures.

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Another side of the church.

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There were several of these tourist buses throughout Barcelona, They were well organized, and ran until 11 p.m.. You could get on and off whenever you felt like it.

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You were given earphones when you bought your ticket. Nine languages translated all the sights on the two hour tour per bus line., There were three bus lines.

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Architecture.

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Many of the signs in Barcelona were in Catalan not Spanish

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All taxis in Barcelona look the same and are very clean. They do not drive around with dents or with bumpers hanging off.

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The Catalunya Bank.

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Spanish style architecture.

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On the roof of Gaudi's "Pedrera." These tings are also functional as chimmneys.

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A view over the roofs of Barcelona.

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Chimneys on the roof by Guadi.

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More architecture.

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Hardware store.

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The fort on top of Mount Juic controlled the access to the Harbor for many years.

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The Harbor as seen from the top of Mount Juric.

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Barcelona as seen from Mount Juric.

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The Port of Barcelona as seen from Mount Juric.

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Mount Juric.

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A marvelous view over Barcelona from Mount Juric.

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The market was really cool!

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Market place on the Ramblas.

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The market was huge.

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Italian Pizza by Maranzo

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Taken at the Plaza Catalunya.

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Ellen before we started the ride to the top of Mountserrat.

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The train to the top of Montserrat, a monestary/cathedral.

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The mountains upon which Montserrat is located.

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The Monestary.

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Some of the sculptures.

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Sculptures at Montserrat.

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The Black Madonna is the patron of Catalunya

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More of the Monestary.

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The Mountains.

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It is amazing how all the building materials were brought to the top of the mountain.

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The "Saw," Mountains were impressive.

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The Cross on the mountain top was also quite impressive.

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Monument to fallen soldiers of the Spanish civil war.

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Northern view from Montserrat.

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The beach at the town of Sitges, about forty minutes outside of Barelona.

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Ellen in the Med!

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Hey I'm in the Mediterranean Sea!

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Ellen was there too!

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I should have checked on who this guy was.

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A Church in Sitges, Spain.

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Here I am again.

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The water was beautiful.

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Great architecture.

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The Spanish style was beautiful.

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On the Med.

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Sculptures.

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This is one of the streets in Sitges, Spain.

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Casa Batlló - Passeig de Gràcia, more work of Gaudi.

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Casa Batlló - Passeig de Gràcia

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Casa Batlló - Passeig de Gràcia
Some of the outside sculptures.


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Casa Batlló - Passeig de Gràcia

Sculptures.


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The Gothic section of Barcelona.

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The Gothic Section.

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The Pablo Picasso Museum.

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Outside of the hotel on a working day. Look at all the motor bikes! The cars and trucks are driving in the one lane available.

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Bikes everywhere!

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The Church on the top of Mount Tibidabo. Great views from up there.

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The Mount Tibidabo view over Barcelona.

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Barcelona is quite spread out.

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Wow!

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The Church on Mount Tibidabo.

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Hey a Chinese Restaurant!

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Street performers on the Ramblas.

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Ellen with friend on the Ramblas.

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A transexual protest at the Plaza Catalunya!

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From the balcony of the Hotel.

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Our Hotel., It was really nice.

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Another view of our hotel.

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The famous Ramblas. Always full of people. Vendors, stores, entertainers, and people from all around the world. The Ramblas runs for about a mile and a half, right to the Port of Barcelona.

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Great people watching at the Cafe Zurich. It faces the Plaza Catalunya. The most famous meeting place in Spain.

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Off the Plaza Catalunya.

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Any relation?

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Almost every building has balconies.

 
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