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Barcelona March 2007
A short break to the beautiful city of Barcelona. Great architecture and the home of the famous Gaudi

 View from the hotel balcony (on La Rambla)  View from the hotel balcony (on La Rambla)  Admin building for the Port of Barcelona  Boats in the port  The side of a shopping centre  Reflection in the side of a shopping center by the port  Reflection in the side of a shopping center by the port  Unfortunately not all of Barcelona was clean, I found this attractive cocktail in a place I nicknamed  I think this was in a place called Reial Square  I couldn't really bring myself to eat in a place with  Arc de Triomf - a copy of the French version  Arc de Triomf - a copy of the French version  We went on a Segway tour.  Time to get some practice in after they enabled our Segways for higher speeds...  My Segway with Lynn in the background  Leaning forward to accelerate  Pulling back for a quick brake followed by quick reverse  Rocking back and forward  And stop for a rest...  Lynn completes her practice session  Fountain in the Parc de la Ciutadella  Our Segways parked by a tree  These large buildings looked totally out of place down at the waterfront.  Some sort of big whale sculpture built for the Olympics  Boats in the marina  The market sold a wide variety of fresh produce  The market sold a wide variety of fresh produce  Colourful spices and chillis could also be found at the markets.  Colourful spices and chillis could also be found at the markets.  These were some sort of shellfish attached to a stalk. They looked like some sort of severed finger...  Bag of snails at the market  Moment in the middle of Catalunya Square  One of Guadi's famous buildings. We didn't want to pay the 16 euro entry fee to get in though...   Inside one of the many churches  Inside one of the many churches  Yet another building by Gaudi  Another tower type thing by Gaudi  Gaudi's largest and still unfinished work - Sagrada Familia  Sagrada Familia - looking up at the entrance  Sagrada Familia - Entrance  Sagrada Familia - one of the side sections near the entrance  Sagrada Familia - inside construction is still ongoing, has been for over 100 years, and will probably continue for another 30.  Sagrada Familia - intricate statues and designs above the back door.  Sagrada Familia - intricate statues and designs above the back door.  Sagrada Familia - intricate statues and designs above the back door.  Sagrada Familia - four large towers rise above the rear entrance  Guadi build a model with tiny leadshot bags to test his ideas for structure  Park GŁell - packed with more goodies from Gaudi  Park GŁell - building by the entrance  Park GŁell - other building by the entrance  Park GŁell - colourful seated area offering great view of Barcelona  Park GŁell - view over the city  Park GŁell  View over the city, Sagrada Familia can be seen far in the distance  The Olympic  A wild cat sits among the pigeons - they don't seem to be bothered at all.  View from the museum of Ethnology

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