After arriving in Barcelona, Spain it sprinkled, creating a wonderful photo opportunity.
A view from her rooftop.
Courtney joined us for dinner of tapas and paella. We had a hard time finding a restaurant that was serving at 7:00. Most open at 9:00, with the peak of the rush at 10:00! There is no such thing as tipping in this country, so the service was reeeeeeally slooooooooow. She dashed off to join her friends to celebrate the end of the summer semester. Bleary-eyed and jet-lagged, I thought we would drag ourselves to our flat rented through VRBO, but we caught a second wind.
Swept up in the energy of the Spanish people, Danny and I had no problem exploring while rambling on La Rambla. This market was still packed with shoppers at 9:00.
Testing their tomatoes for firmness or showing off…
Just hangin’ out.
I fell in love with the balconies incorporated on almost every building. I spotted Marilyn, but didn’t notice the Erotica Museum 69 until I edited the photograph! That would have been interesting and worthy of a research post. Dang. Next time.
Catching his breath.
The art mixed with architecture could easily be missed by passersby.
As the night grew older, the streets came to life.
Our new friend summed up our first impressions of Barcelona.
There’s more to come from our first night, so stay tuned!
Did you go exploring this summer?