Shot in Barcelona

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Put another way a picture saves me having to write a thousand words. Either way, here’s a mostly pictorial review of my recent trip to Barcelona with a focus on the three main themes as I saw them – people, places and partying.

People
> Tourists

Getting lost in the Gothic Quarter is the best way to find things

Daddy, are we lost?
Daddy, are we lost?

The cruise ships draw in thousands of tourists each week

Shore leave
Shore leave

Yep, I’m one too

There's no shame in being a tourist
There’s no shame in being a tourist
> Locals

A freak rain shower just provides an opportunity to talk

Waiting for the rain shower to pass
Waiting for the rain shower to pass

Gossip or be gossiped about. It’s the law.

Centre of attention
Centre of attention

Making time for the important things

Life's a game
Life’s a game
> Always a show

Walkies – in this heat?!

Amadeu is Top Dog
Amadeu is Top Dog

Where there’s a show there’s an audience

Something to see
Something to see

Anything is a talking point

Boy band or waiters?
Boy band or waiters?
Places
> Park

There’s shade and tranquility when the streets get too hot and busy

The cooling waters
The cooling waters

It’s nice to stroll around the gardens on Montjuic

Explosion of colour
Explosion of colour

The green heights of Montjuic make a great wedding venue

Nice day for a white wedding
Nice day for a white wedding

A reward at the end of the day

Sunset silhouette
Sunset silhouette
> City

The city is small enough to walk but large enough to want to bike

Bike for hire
Bike for hire

New shoreline developments have replaced grimy industrial buildings

Olympic legacy
Olympic legacy

Just because you live in a flat doesn’t mean you can’t have style

Classy living
Classy living
Party
> Music

Beer and drums – for the perfect hangover

Rhythm of the night
Rhythm of the night

People + Music + Beer = Party

Partygoers have the wind in their sails
Partygoers have the wind in their sails
> Drink

The alcohol may be ludicrously cheap but it’s also very good

Quality wines and beers abound
Quality wines and beers abound

If there’s a beer festival I’ll find it

I had no choice
I had no choice

There’s a niche but growing craft beer movement

What came first – the beer or the party?
What came first – the beer or the party?
> Dancing

If you’re too tired to dance then you can watch others do it

Flamenco – intense
Flamenco – intense

You’re never too young

Dance before you can walk
Dance before you can walk

You’re never too old

Dance until you can't walk
Dance until you can’t walk

 

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