big birthday in barcelona

to celebrate my three score and ten it was decided to go to barcelona for a weekend as the russian trip we hoped to do couldn’t all happen in march due to lack of ferries etc.  then, just prior to the spanish trip, my mother became quite poorly and we nearly cancelled. she bounced back, as she does, having had us all worrying and organising a funeral, and so we carried on as planned. then my last and favourite uncle died the afternoon we arrived at the royal ramblas hotel. so a bitter sweet birthday treat followed by a trip to blighty for the cremation. there are a lot of photos of the three days i marched poor lou all over barca and one day soon i intend to post them on here.  but first, some recovery time……

friday 18th march

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glorious segrada familia…

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tapas lunch in the la boqueria market…

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wandering in parc guell…

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and paella to round off the day in barceloneta.

saturday

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the joan miro museum

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palau nacional

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caixa forum

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pablo espanyol

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MACBA

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time for apero and tapas

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las ramblas

sunday….

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palm sunday service outside la seu

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palm sunday ‘fiesta

 

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coin and stamp fair, placa reial

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tapas lunch…yummmm

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museu frederic mares

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cafe de l’opera

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looove barcelona!

 

 

 

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