Barcelona: The Pretty Stuff Post
Posted December 02, 2013
We also did things in Barcelona that weren't eating. Would you like to see some pictures?
Between grad school work and his sudden departure for the Philippines, Raj hasn't had time to upload the pictures from his fancy camera yet, so you get the ones from my iPhone.
Some of my favorites are right from our apartment's terrace.
Though the Gothic Quarter was also very picturesque
The day we took the train out to the monastery complex at Montserrat was unfortunately cold and rainy, but the mist and fog made for some pretty pictures.
That last photo was taken just before Raj decided that, rather than walk down to another chapel and take a chance on missing the last funicular, meaning we'd have to hike back up to the monastery, we should just head back. Because "having a cold, wet, and tired wife doesn't go well for me." I think we can all agree that he's a wise man. One of Raj's many admirable qualities is his ability to roll with whatever the situation presents, including the weather, and stay in a good mood. I'm trying to be better about that, but I'm sure I would not have been a delight on that hike. We headed back to our apartment for heat, dry clothes, and dinner. I don't know that I'm ever actually a delight, but if so, I'm likely warm, dry, and fed at the time. I do know that I'm lucky to have married a patient and understanding man.
Fortunately, the next day (our last in Barcelona) was sunny and beautiful for our Gaudi-palooza. Which will be our third and final Barcelona post, coming soon.