This is my last post from home before I make the long trip back to Leicester to embark upon my third and final year of studying English. Before my blogs become all studious, serious and ‘englishy’ again, I’ve just got back from a delightful week in Barcelona (hence my lack of posts) and that’s all I can think about.
I visited Gaudi’s Park Guell. It’s a huge, and hugely mad, city park designed Antoni Gaudi. The gingerbread-esque house on the left is a prime example of the surreal architecture he specialises in, which is dotted all over Barcelona.
After walking for hours through the park in the beautiful sunshine we had a delicious Spanish lunch of tapas and sangria, yum!
A lovely day at the city beach soaking up some September sun.
Today I visited the unfinished, yet already ginormous cathedral, the Sagrada Familia. It is another Gaudi design, however, he unfortunately died before its completion and the Spanish Civil War stalled work on it for a long time. It is being finished currently so is very impressively covered in huge cranes. We went up one of the towers to get an amazing view across Barcelona…
In order to please my boyfriend, today involved a trip to Nou Camp, Barcelona FC’s stadium. Even I, a girly girl who’s very underwhelmed by football, was impressed by the huge stadium and rows and rows of glittering trophies!
Today we went to Barcelona Zoo and saw lots of exotic and exciting animals, including elephants, hippos, gorillas, giraffes, monkeys, flamingos, lions, tigers and lots more. There was even a very fun dolphin show!
For our last day in Barcelona, another trip to the beautiful beach was decided upon as we were quite worn out from all our sightseeing. The waves were much bigger than the first time we went which was fun, although they were so big that I was completely bowled over a few times!
It was very sad to come home but luckily we seemed to bring the sunshine home to England, for a little while at least. I would wholeheartedly recommend Barcelona, it was amazing, full of culture and beauty. It was a perfect way to end my summer holiday before launching into what is sure to be a very demanding year!