Friday, September 17, 2010

Even on a rainy day - Modernista Barcelona

I admit that when I woke up this morning and saw the lightning flashes and heard the thunder, I got a bit apprehensive for the upcoming tour. I love Barcelona, and I love showing people the wonders of the Modernista world in Barcelona, but doing it in the rain can make things complicated sometimes. Fortunately the weather held, and even when it rained it waited until we were inside or in the car. As we started the private tour at the Sagrada Familia, the weather cleared enough to really appreciate the facades. This morning the contruction in the church was really in full swing as they prepare for the upcoming visit from the Pope. As we left we shared the observation that for some reason visitors for years overlooked wonders like the Sagrada Familia. It always makes me feel good to be able to share Spain with people. Even Park Guell was nice, they even got the chance to sit on the benches (which weren't wet, surprisingly enough!). Finally we took a walk along the Passeig de Gracia, stopped for a coffee at the Torres Vinoteca and paid a visit to the Palau de la Musica Catalana. All in all a good introduction to the world of Catalan Modernisme. And again, thanks to the Blooms for making my job so much fun.

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