Monday, June 30, 2008

Sightseeing in Barcelona

Over the weekend we did some more sightseeing around the city. We were mostly focused on Picasso "moderisme" architecture, and saw some buildings Antonio Gaudi had designed.
We spent a few hours touring the famous church, La Sagrada Familia, which has been under construction for decades.
Also, Jeff was able to talk to the people at the Orange cell phone store and figure out details and deals, so he, Stephanie, and I all have Spanish cell phones now! (Jeff did such a great job with all the translating that he ended up getting a deal on a phone - he got a 39 Euro flip-phone for 29 Euros!)
After a day of sight-seeing, we had a short siesta, and met for dinner around 10:30pm. In Spain, they eat dinner very late, so this was a typical time to go. The restaurant didn't even open for dinner until 10pm. The weather is great - especially in the evening when it cools down a bit, so we ate at one of the outdoor sidewalk tables.
On Saturday, I was able to move into my room in the Agora residence for ISU, but I need to buy some hangers and clean up a bit before I can post pictures. I have a double room to myself, though, and that's pretty nice - lots of space.

Sunday, I spent the morning at the Picasso Museum, which was very cool. It has tons of work by Picasso from all periods of his life, and also has a very cool exhibit where they show how he made a cubist version of a classic painting.


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