i´m back - physically.
after 5 days in Barcelona i´m trying to get back to normal. on the last day my husband and i have got some infection (with fever and intestine issues - fortunately it only broke through when we were home... but we feel weak and exhausted).
anyway - it was a wonderful trip and of course i will make a photo book of it.
so my time the next weeks (probably...) will be focussed on my oodles of photos,
and i will share some of them here.
this street perfomer is my entry for this week´s TsfT;)
our Hotel was located absolutely central at the "ramblas" - near the opera Gran Teatre del Liceu
the spanish and the catalan flag:
there are a lot of gargoyles around it,
but i thought this ram was a very Special one:
the cathedral has a wonderful cloister, where 13 geese are living...
various interpretations are given for them: they were good Guardians in the past... the White feathers are representing immaculacy...
(and the number 13 is due to the Age of Eulalia, when she suffered her martyrdom - she is the Patron saint of this cathedral)
and at the fountain the dancing egg Tradition is performed on the feast of corpus christi
(info here - engl)
the choir stalls from the
knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece
as mentioned, the cathedral is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona,
whose Body is entombed in the cathedral's crypt.
Walking around in the alleys of the quarter "barri gotic"...
down to the Harbour:
the Aerial tramway to the Montjuïc hill:
These are some impressions of our first day... more to come...