Friday, 13 September 2013
Barcelona- Part I
Dress: Choies*//Sandals: Ebay//Bag: Zalando*//Sunglasses: Primark
So here's a snap shot of some of our time in Barcelona. These outfit photos weren't taken in the most colourful of surroundings but there we are. I was sent this dress by Choies and it was perfect to take on holiday- another tent-style addition meaning I could eat and drink to my heart's content. Luckily I wore cycling shorts underneath as the results when we climbed up the Jesus statue on top of the Tibidabo cathedral were quite hilarious in the wind (think Marilyn Monroe's air vent picture, minus the glamour).
Despite saying we wouldn't do too much we ended up covering quite a lot of ground. D and I had both been to Barcelona before which took some of the pressure off; spookily we were both here in March/April 2002- me on a Year 11 Spanish trip, D on a weekend with his Dad- and we also spent an evening there on our way back from Benicassim in 2008. Aside from covering some of the usual Gaudi sites I also wanted to check out some of the locations from Carlos Ruiz Zafon's books (The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel's Game & The Prisoner of Heaven). So here we are at Tibidabo which is mentioned in the books- you can get an old blue tram part of the way up the hill, then a funicular (pictured). Park Guell also features a bit in the second book. Stay tuned for the next post featuring cemeteries, cats and cable cars (and more things that don't start with a c).