“I live in a city open to the sea, kind to the visitor, with beaches, with wild boars, with a Sònar Festival; I live in a city made of the sum of little towns and of big cultures; I live in a modernist / contemporary / modern / ancient / gothic city; I live in the city of design, of art, of Mrs. Rose, of the bravas potatoes, of the bulding works in Lesseps Sq.; I live in the Eixample, in the Montbau, in the Guineueta, in Diputació St., I live in Barcelona”.
Most of you may not know of my love for Barcelona, Spain. I visited Barcelona in 2007 for my 40th birthday with my husband. We spent 4 days in Barcelona, then took a one week cruise around the Mediterranean and then 4 more days in Barcelona on the back end. It was the trip of a lifetime and one of my best memories. I fell in love with Barcelona immediately and it has never left my heart.
Barcelona is beautiful. Not the kind of beautiful that you see on a normal day, but the kind of beautiful that takes over your heart and never lets go. The city has ocean beaches, mountains, amazing architecture, delicious food and gorgeous/friendly people. It grabs you the minute you walk down your first street and takes your breath away. I fell in love with this city and begged my husband to call home and have the kids put on a plane to Spain – I never wanted to leave. Of course, he brought me back down to reality (the whole job thing kinda got in the way). I admit I pouted like a five year old – even though I knew I was being completely unrealistic. But the desire to live in Barcelona has never left me. I even took a picture of the apartment building I want to live in and it hangs over my bed, with a collage of other memories of this trip – it is to remind me that it is okay to dream.
If you have never been to Barcelona, Spain – please put it on your bucket list. I promise you, you will not be disappointed. In fact you may never come back.
After looking at the pictures in this post, I have decided it is impossible to project the feelings that come with this city.
I can just hope that one of these pictures speaks to you and makes you want to go visit the most beautiful city in the world!
Hope your life is more Barcelona heaven than havoc!