Yay, it's vacation picture sharing time. From two years ago... Two summers ago we took a month long trip to Portugal and Spain, and there are sooooo many pictures that it seems impossible to go through them. So, I've started to chip at it and will share parts of it on the blog as I get through it! The kids look so little - of course I've been mourning their growing up with lots of wails and tears. (only partly kidding) So today I'm sharing about Barcelona, and this amazing structure is La Sagrada Familia. Designed by Antoni Gaudi, it's been in construction since 1882, and its still going!
I remember seeing open air in the interior as a child, and its amazing to see Gaudi's vision come to life like this.
The structure is right in the middle of the city - there are apartment buildings, cafes, and parks all around it.
My mom. She was in the early stages of kidney failure here. We didn't know it, but she was always so tired. She's doing much better now!
This is at Park Guell, which is a whole property/park that was designed by Gaudi as well. (You can't get away from Gaudi in Barcelona...) I have pictures of me and my siblings in this exact spot. Its fun to bring the kids back to where I ran around as a kid.
Those pillars hold up hundreds of people every day... amazing.
I miss my baby being a baby...
Beautiful mosaic everywhere at Park Guell.
Our camera broke while we were in Barcelona. We thought about it, and agreed that we needed a new one while in Barcelona - our whole month trip was ahead of us. This is one of the last shots I took with the old camera - my hunky husband.
Photographing random strangers at Las Ramblas.
My cute parents!
Pigeons and balloons - you don't need anything else to entertain kids for hours.
There was a man blowing giant bubbles... this is the image of a happy child.
I don't even know how many of these we had.
At the Miro Museum.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuic.
Ok, so all the beautiful architecture is great. The best part of the whole trip? Tapas. This place was amazing. We had tapas several places, but this place was delicious and cheap! I can't remember the name of it - I can't believe it. Maybe Paul knows... Of course this was when we still ate meat!
With the owner! Yay Barcelona!