Monday, October 13, 2008

walked a year's worth of walking

on our first full day @ barcelona, we felt like we have walked all the walking we would normally do in a year. my arms and legs are broken!! hahaha....

places we have been to today:

* MNAC ~ museu nacional d'art de catalunya. it is situated on a hill which overlooks the city. we went there early in the morning and therefore felt like the whole place is ours. think it will be a good spot for indulging in sunrise and sunset. most of the works are religious in nature. my favorite hall is the modern art:: it is not really modern as in the 20th century but up to around early 19th century. it houses some work of gaudi (chairs, etc), picasso and some romantic furniture (will show the pics layer). when we were done visiting and went outside, there was a guy playing guitar ~ bossa nova style!! together with the surrounding atmosphere, very romantic!! i have recorded bits of his performance, will try to upload it here later.

* the zoo ~ didn't really plan to go there but since it was on our way, we went in. hilarious things we found but at the same time, pity the animals, they all looked so bored and some we couldn't even find their shadow. they must have gone on a strike!!

* casa batllo ~ offbeat and cantoon-like. the admission fee is relatively expensive... more pics later.

* casa mila (la pedrera) ~ i wouldn't mind living in its apartment!! very nice furnishings and lace. pics later.....

5 comments:

ashlee 魚 said...

awaiting for your nice pics !!!!

remember to have hot bath for your legs for 15-20 mins, help in relaxing the muscle (if you forgot to bought "counterpain" or "bengay").

Anonymous said...

Sounds very interesting and nice places indeed, really look forward to the nice pics! Jenny

aileen :: motu said...

sounds like a good idea thx ashlee!

jenny... i wont see you until the week after right??

joanna said...

oh i so want to be there with you!! ahhahha!! so many nice places outside here...totally different people and atmosphere!! how amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, will not see you until the 27th...but i'm not going anywhere this vacation, can keep in touch easily...you enjoy ar! Jenny