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Sagrada Familia, Arc de Triumf, Barcelona continues

Barcelona, Spain

And we are back in the markets :), these markets were not as hectic as La Boqueria and I think had better quality produce, without tasting it anyway.

These markets were situated just around the corner from my apartment, the outer rim of the markets were lined with cafes/restaurants/food places so I grabbed some lunch and watched the world go by for a little while.

One thing I always try to do is capture life wherever I am, I managed to grab this shot as this man peeled onions with scissors.

Yum, fresh squid, soooooo good.

Tower Agbar, the gateway to the new technology district of Barcelona, this 38 story high rise stands way above everything else in the Barcelona skyline, and when the sun is shining it lights up in different colours, from a distance it looks like a missile which has been launched from the ground and just stopped.

La Sagrada Família, The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí. Construction commenced in 1882 and Gaudí became involved in 1883. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project, and at the time of his death at age 73 in 1926 less than a quarter of the project was complete. It is believed that anyone living who has seen it will not see its completion.

As I walked around it and spent time in the area the sheer size of the building is overwhelming and the amount of construction surrounding every part of it is quite sad really, from what I was told by some locals the main reason it is not finished is because there are so many people working on the project none of them can agree on designs that continue Gaudi’s legacy, I hope one day is is finished for all to enjoy.

Selfie!!!! This was the hardest to get as the kid on my right (left of picture) kept photo bombing me 😉

So much construction.

The streets around the Gothic district, love it.

Catalan Flag, the Spanish of this area are very proud of their heritage and the Catalan flag, the flag represents Catalonia’s independence from Spain.

The Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona, impressive, on par with Paris that’s for sure.

Love this bike system, wish they had more of it here in Australia, 1€ from memory and you could use it for 45min, or a yearly membership was from memory about $60AUD, even with this system, cities like Barcelona and Paris still have way to many motor vehicles.

Arguably the best Coffee in Barcelona.

Best Coffee in Barcelona run by Keith a fellow photographer from the US.

View of Barcelona from the top of Mount Tibidabo, what you say, yes that name sounds familiar, why you ask? read below 🙂

Mt Tibidabo, if you are a fan of the TV Show ‘Friends’ it may have just clicked, watch here.

What an amazing view from the top area of the church, during summer the theme park below is full of people.

Over the next few days I decided to drive North of Barcelona, make sure you check back next week as I continue my adventure in Spain.

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