The Mercado de Flores in La Rambla — this closed shop looked ready to burst at the seams with flowers. Rebecca Horn’s famous cube installation. The Port, Barcelona. Frank Gehry’s “Peix” shining gold in the four o’clock sun. This is the beach in winter. Viva la Revolucion! At La Rambla. A trixi taxi that we… Continue reading Barcelona… still
Barcelona, Spain. The rest of the first day was a total Gaudi day. We started by the sea, then went up a massive hill to Parq Guell. It’s a fairytale garden, this place, with is off-kilter pillars, a tunnel like a wave, colourful mosaics, and sinuous recreation areas. A man played a lute under a… Continue reading And then there was Esperanza
(Sul’s B’day)I find it hard to believe that I am sitting by the ocean in Barcelona and having a cup of tea. The sun is blazing and it makes the cold much more bearable, especially with the sea breeze. Watching fishermen cast out their lines. We had a long night’s drive and I was pretty… Continue reading Diary Entry, Barcelona, October 27, 2007
We took the night bus from Madrid and arrived in Barcelona at 7 in the morning. Put our bags in the Pension and went to pay our respects to the sea. This is our first glimpse in the morning. It was cold, and empty, but the wind was in my hair and the salt on… Continue reading Spain, Day 2 – Barcelona
Let’s start from the very beginning, but I’ll be brief. As you all know, I made a sudden and happy exit from Toronto last week after getting a job offer, purchasing my ticket and heading to Spain in a matter of 48 hours. So, this is what I did. I signed my employment papers on… Continue reading Spain, First Day
It’s all happened so fast my head is spinning! On Monday, I did my final interview. On Tuesday, I was offered a wonderful job with the publishing house I interviewed with. On Wednesday, I began to wonder what I should do with the nine-odd days I have before I start work, and a US$350 electronic… Continue reading You Can’t Stop the Beat!