|From Parc Guell, overlooking the city|
It began with the TGV from Narbonne, meaning we had no worry about car parking or driving around Barcelona. The top speed it reached, just before Figueras was 301 kms an hour. The rest of the journey was a little more leisurely, but the whole journey took just 2 hours. So, we arrived in the city, relaxed and ready for adventure.
|Mark and Steve, walking faster than Jane and I, on la rambla.|
Over the next few days we strolled along the ramblas, we walked on the beach, we paddled in the sea ( well, some of us did ), we marvelled at the Gothic area, revisited past haunts ( the marina for Jane and Steve, where they kept a boat, a few years ago, and various spots we remembered taking Jess when she was 6 months old ), and of course, took in plenty of Gaudi.
|Cannot believe I went on this 23 years ago. I was much braver then.|
Rather than waxing lyrically about all we saw, I have selected a few photos to try to sum it all up.
|Me, not doing heights very well, on the rooftops of Gaudi's "La Pedrera"|
|Remembering Jess in a push chair, in this square.|
|Those gins were very large, and very good.|