Sunday, June 26, 2011

Barcelona day 2

Today was our second day in Barcelona. Although the days may be very hot and humid I learned that the nights get really cold. I was freezing cold when I woke up this morning, so I went into our sweet shower to warm up.

After waking up we went downstairs to eat. It was delicious. Today was a good day everyone was dressed cute and ready to go see Barcelona. Appearance is important in the design world. Your appearance is the first glance at you as a designer.  Appearance is also important because first impressions are important no matter where you are.

When we were all ready we met up with our tour guide. He was really cool. He was probably my favorite one. He took us around to see the historical parts of Barcelona but he also showed us the modern part of Barcelona as well. It was really interesting seeing both.

We started off the day with some Gaudi by going to the Sacrada Familia. For those of you who don’t know this building has been under construction for more than 100 years and it is still not close to being done. It is a really cool piece of architecture, the detail and thought put into it is incredible.  Gaudi was more advanced in thinking than we can imagine.
Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia 
The interior of Sagrada Familia, it looks like a forest 

After seeing this historical part of Barcelona, we say another famous park, which was a park that is known for the benches and style. It was really interesting.

The park
The Park
The Benches 
A closer look at the benches 

Me on the bench
An even closer look at the benches 
The Park
After the old came the new, and we were able to see the modern side of Barcelona. It is amazing. I loved seeing how the architecture changed. This was something that we didn’t really experience in the other countries. Here we were able to see some of the recent parts of Barcelona as a group while in the other countries our focus was more on the historical architecture.

The Torre Agbar

Modern Design
After finishing up with our tour a small group of us decided to go to the beach. It was so nice being able to take off my flip-flops and feel the sand between my toes. It was really cool seeing the sunset on the beach. Before the sun went down we all decided to get into the water. It was so salty but surprising was not cold. We took some pretty sweet water pictures as well, thanks to Andrea and her waterproof camera! The beach was a great way to end the day. 

1 comment:

  1. love love love all of you amazing pictures and great adventures!! I am so glad you put it all up so I could see what you got to do!